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Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Specifications
Lens 4.6-17.3mm f/2.8-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 28-105mm)
Recording Media SD card
Image Sensor Size 1/2.5"
Max Resolution 3264 x 2448
Effective Pixels 8 million
RAW Output No
Optical Viewfinder No
Image Stabilization Yes, Lens
Battery Lithium-Ion NB-5L battery & charger
Dimensions (W x H x D) 93 x 59 x 26mm (3.7 x 2.3 x 1")
Weight (incl. battery) 165g (5.8oz)
The new 860IS / SD870 IS keeps the 28-105mm equivalent range of its predecessor, adds the inevitable extra Megapixel of resolution and dumps the optical viewfinder in favour of a bigger 3in screen. From the rear it resembles the earlier Ixus 75 / SD750 with the 3in screen and similarly-positioned controls running down the right side.
The SD870 IS follows in the footsteps of some highly regarded cameras so it's understandable that Canon has chosen not to tinker too much with a successful formula. The camera's image quality is generally very good, especially considering its use of a genuinely wideangle lens.
The Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS is the best IXUS model that we've reviewed. Period. It's an excellent point and shoot camera with a wealth of features that make it easy to take great photographs. Pick the IXUS 860 IS up for the first time and there is an undeniable sense of quality which exceeds most of the competition.
The PowerShot SD870 IS yields very high-quality images with accurate colors and tons of detail, and which are very clean at lower ISOs. The automatic white balance does a very good job of neutralizing colors in different kinds of lighting, but with incandescent lighting, its images have a very slight warm cast.
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