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Canon PowerShot SD880 IS / IXUS 870 IS

 

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH continues the "Perpetual Curve" design with a new Gold-and-Brown or Silver-and-Black two-tone colors. As with other Digital ELPH series, it is ultra slim, elegant, stylish and well-built.

[Canon camera naming scheme can sometimes be quite confusing: in Japan and Europe the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Digital ELPH is known as the Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS.]

The PowerShot SD880 IS has 10.0MP resolution on a 1/2.3-inch image sensor, 4.0x wide-angle optical zoom (28-112mm) with optical Image Stabilization, a F2.8 maximum aperture, and a shutter speed range of 15-1/1,600 sec. The large 3.0-in. LCD has 230,000 dots resolution with a wide viewing angle, scratch-resistant and, anti-reflective coating for easier on-camera viewing, and Night Display for easier viewing in low light. The 28mm wide-angle allows you to capture wide landscapes and large group shots.

A new Face Detection function allows you to select a face to focus on -- and the camera will follow that face in a certain area even if the person moves. Other Face Detection features include Servo AF, Face Self-Timer, and i-Contrast to automatically people's faces.

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS Colors

The SD880 IS is point-and-shoot easy to use with Programmed Auto and 16 easy-to-use special Scene Modes that includes the popular Color Accent, where you choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.

Movie can be shot at 640 x 480 pixels @ 30fps for a 1 hour or 4GB clip at one time.

The Canon Powershot SD880 IS Digital ELPH is ultra compact, fashionable and easy-to-use take-anywhere point-and-shoot digital camera.

 
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Canon SD880 IS / IXUS 870 IS
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot SD880 ISUS | CAN | UK | BeBit Photoxels Certified JeansPocket Award  
  Type of Camera    
  Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System  
  Image Sensor    
  Type 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)  
  Total Pixels Approx. 10.3 Megapixels  
  Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 Megapixels  
  Lens    
  Focal Length 5.0-20.0mm f/2.8-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 28-112mm)  
  Max. Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 4x  
  Focusing Range / Macro

Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 0.8 in.-1.6 ft./2-50cm (W), 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (T)
Digital Macro: 0.8 in. - 1.6 ft./2-50cm (W)

 
  Auto Focus

TTL Autofocus

 
  Viewfinder & Monitor

 

 
  Viewfinder

None

 
  LCD Monitor

3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)

 
  LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 pixels

 
  LCD Coverage

100%

 
  Shutter Speed

15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

 
  Exposure Control

 

 
  ISO Sensitivity

Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

 
  Light Metering Method

Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

 
  Exposure Control Method

Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock

 
  Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

 
  White Balance    
  White Balance

Auto,* Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
*Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF

 
  Flash

 

 
  Built-in Flash

Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

 
  Flash Range

1.0-13.8 ft./30cm-4.2m (W), 1.0-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

 
  Recycling Time

10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)

 
  Flash Exposure Compensation

N/A

 
  Shooting Specifications

 

 
  Shooting Modes

Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist), Movie

 
  Photo Effects

My Colors
Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

 
  Self-Timer

Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Self-Timer, Custom

 
  Wireless Control

N/A

 
  Continuous Shooting

Approx. 1.4 fps

 
  Image Storage Media    
  Storage Media

SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card

 
  File Format

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

 
  Image Compression

Normal, Fine, SuperFine

 
  JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))

 
  Number of Recording Pixels

Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip

 
  Playback Specifications    
  Playback Modes File

Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume

 
  Erasing Specifications    
  Erase Modes

Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

 
  Interfaces    
  Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

 
  Video Out

NTSC/PAL

 
  Audio Out

Monaural

 
  Other

Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

 
  Power Supply

 

 
  Power Source

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional)

 
  Shooting Capacity

Still Image: approx. 310 shots* * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

 
  Playback Time

Approx. 420 min.*

 
 

Included Accessories

(actual items depend on country)

- SD Memory Card SDC-32MB
- Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-5L
- Battery Charger CB-2LX
- Wrist Strap WS-DC7
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC400
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

 
  Dimensions (W x H x D)

93.8 x 56.8 x 23.6mm /
3.69 x 2.24 x 0.93 in.

 
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera body only)  
  MSRP US $299.99 / CAD $329.99 / UK £269.99 / €349.99  

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

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