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Canon PowerShot SD800 IS / IXUS 850 IS


Canon PowerShot SD800 IS
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH / Digital IXUS 850 IS is a compact digital camera with an elegant stainless steel "Perpetual Curve" design. It features Image Stabilizer technology to reduce camera shake and continues Canon’s tradition of providing top-tier imaging technology in a slim, compact and easy-to-use package.

The Canon SD800 IS has 7.1 megapixels resolution, a wide-angle 28mm 3.8x optical zoom for group and wide landscape shots, a F2.8 maximum aperture, and a shutter speed range of 15-1/1,600 sec. There is an extra large 2.5-in. LCD with 207,000 pixels resolution and wide viewing angle for easier on-camera viewing. New is Face Detection technology.

The Canon SD800 IS allows you to shoot a clip of 640x480 movie at 30fps until the SD memory card is full (4GB clips at a time). Take night pictures with a long shutter speed of 15 sec., and new Scene Modes automate exposure settings for 10 different shooting situations.

With Image Stabilizer technology, Face Detect technology, and a wide-angle coverage, the Canon Powershot SD800 IS Digital ELPH is a perfect high resolution compact, take-anywhere digital camera.

Canon SD800 IS / IXUS 850 IS
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot SD800 ISUS | CAN | UK
  Image Sensor 7.1 effective Megapixels (3072x2304 pixels )
1/2.5 in. CCD
  Lens Canon with Image Stabilization  
  Focal Length 4.6-17.3mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-105mm)
  Maximum Aperture f/2.8(W)-5.8(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3.8x  
  Focusing Range

Normal: 45 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity
Macro: 3–60 cm (1.2 in.–2.0 ft.) (W), 30–60 cm (12 in.–2.0 ft.) (T)
Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)–infinity

  Auto Focus
TTL autofocus, Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)/Face Detect
Low-light AF-assist Beam
  Shutter Speed 15–1/1600 sec. This camera applies special processing to images shot at shutter speeds slower than 1.3 seconds to eliminate the noise. The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/500 second.  
  Exposure Control Program AE; AE Lock is available  
  Shooting Modes

Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie

Standard, Color Accent and Color Swap
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels ((30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full [*1] (can record up to a maximum of 4GB [*2] at one time)
Fast Frame Rate
320 x 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
Can record for 1 min.
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Can record for 3 min.

*1 Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512 MSH recommended).

*2 Even if the clip size has not reached 4GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the memory card, recording will stop after one hour of continuous recording even if the recorded data volume has not reached 4GB.

Continuous: Approx. 1.7 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)

Self-timer: 10 sec., 2 sec., Custom

Photo Effects: Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color

  Light Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to center)  
  Exposure Compensation ± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments  
  White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom  
  Viewfinder Real-image zoom optical viewfinder  
  LCD Wide Viewing Angle 2.5-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

Approx. 207,000 pixels, Picture coverage 100%

  ISO Sensitivity

Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800 and ISO 1600 equivalent

  Storage Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card or MultiMediaCard  

Battery Pack NB-5L (included with the camera)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (sold separately)

Battery Capacity (Battery Pack NB-5L Fully Charged): LCD Monitor On: Approx. 270 images (Based on the CIPA standard); LCD Monitor Off: Approx. 600 images; Playback Time: Approx. 6 hours

  Included Accessories
16MB SD Card
Li-Ion Battery Pack (NB-5L), Battery Charger (CB-2LX)
A/V Cable (AVC-DC300), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (IFC-400PCU)
Wrist Strap (WS-700)
Software CD: Digital Camera Solution
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 89.5 x 58.0 x 25.1 mm /
3.5 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 150 g (5.3 oz.)  
  MSRP US $399.99  

All data is based on Canon’s testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

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