Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 850 IS

The Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 850 IS is a 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom (with image stabilization) and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. The Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 850 IS features face detection technology, wide angle lens, ISO of up to 1600, 30 frames per second movie mode and Digic III processor.

It will retail for $450 (USD) and should hit stores in early October.

The Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH: Simple, Sophisticated and Image Stabilized The 7.1 megapixel SD800 IS Digital ELPH camera is the second and newest Optical Image Stabilized Digital ELPH model in the PowerShot line, and is now the top-of-the-line Digital ELPH IS entry. Canon based the optical image stabilization system on advancements made in the development of the company’s EF and video lenses, and then scaled it down to fit the diminutive Digital ELPH camera profile. Unlike electronic or “digital image stabilization systems” that typically degrade image quality, Canon’s lens shift-type stabilization system preserves maximum optical quality while providing up to three stops of shake correction in shutter speed equivalent.

This new SD800 IS model features a number of significant advancements, including improved low-light performance due to the combination of optical IS and a top ISO speed of 1600, and for the first time in the Digital ELPH series, an optical 3.8x wide range zoom lens (28-105mm equivalent), which employs Canon’s UA lens technology that permits a longer zoom capability in a smaller amount of space.

The camera’s large, 2.5-inch high resolution LCD screen has been enhanced to approximately 207,000 pixels with a bright, wide, easy to read viewing area and is set attractively into the Digital ELPH’s rugged, stainless steel shell with its iconic perpetual curve design. In keeping with a decade of ELPH philosophy that proclaims, “great things come in small packages,” this pocket-sized photo powerhouse measures just under an inch thick with lens retracted, 2.28 inches high and 3.52 inches long. The Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH carries an estimated selling price of $399.99.

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