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CanonPowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (10)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large clear LCD (6)
  • Short lag time (6)
  • Simple controls (6)
  • Easy to setup (5)
  • Strong construction (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fun (6)
  • Travel (6)
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    • Enthusiast (6)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Mac

from Atlanta, Ga

About Me Casual Photographer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Video

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

Macro Photos, Scenes and general use.

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5.0

superb camera

By Len

from sherborn,ma

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright LCD
  • Comfortable Controls
  • Easy Setup
  • Easy to Keep Clean
  • Short Lag Time
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

    A great little camera. I normally shoot with a nikon d300. I bought this for traveling and found it to be a superb little camera with excellent features. A big bright lcd with excellent autofocusing and clear images. This shoots great if you are lazy and set it up as an automatic yet gives you enough control to produce remarkable pictures in all situations. Highly recommended.

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    5.0

    excellent camera

    By leonix

    from texas , usa

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright LCD
    • Comfortable Controls
    • Easy Setup
    • Excellent creative option
    • Excellent photographs
    • Good manual options
    • Short Lag Time
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Documentary
    • Fun
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

    what can i say about this camera i bought from B&H. its simply amazing. Excellent pictures and best quality in manual options. Excellent creative options. Fabulous camera in shape and also easy to use. i think it is the best camera in all cameras i have so far used and excellent pictures it delives

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    5.0

    A great product

    By Ronnie

    from Hermanus, South Africa

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Bright LCD
    • Comfortable Controls
    • Easy Setup
    • Easy to Keep Clean
    • Short Lag Time
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fun
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      I received my SD850 a week ago and have used it extensively since then. Not only has it met all expectations, but it has, in many instances, exceeded them. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a small compact to carry around when unable to lug one's normal heavy bag of equipment. Image quality is very good and I like the easy to use features such as shooting for panoramas and macro.

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      4.0

      It serves its design well

      By jim

      from white plains ny

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Comfortable Controls
      • Easy Setup
      • Easy to Keep Clean
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

      • Poor Operation in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      Daily walks and can easily carry in my pocket and very light

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      5.0

      An excellent camera

      By Bigsky Photoguy

      from Montana

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Comfortable Controls
      • Compact pocket size
      • Easy Setup
      • Easy to Keep Clean
      • Optical ViewFinder
      • Short Lag Time
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None yet

      Best Uses

      • Documentary
      • Fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      My new SD850IS replaces my old Elph. I really like the picture quality, ergonomics (including function wheel) and ease of use. It has an optical viewfinder which is really helpful on bright days. The rear screen is bigger than my old Elph, brighter and a real improvement but even with all of that it is sometimes better to rely on the "analog" viewfinder for a good shot.

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      5.0

      Great Digital Camera overall

      By Jess

      from RI, residing in South Korea

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Comfortable Controls
      • Short Lag Time
      • Strong Construction
      • User friendly

      Cons

      • Occasional red eye

      Best Uses

      • Daily use
      • Fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      I had a Nikon coolpix before this, but I wasn't a fan, especially after it took a swim in the ocean, but I liked my boyfriend's camera so much(the 850 IS) that I bought one too. This camera takes great photos, no vibrations, even if you are moving when you take the picture. The lighting is usually spot on when on AUTO setting. The 4x zoom is a big difference I think! I read that anything more than 8 mpx is a waste anyway, so this is great. Overall easy to use and I have even taken a few short films with it, sound quailty is pretty descent. Can't complain.

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      5.0

      Great Camera!

      By April

      from California

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      I love this compared to the Nikon coolpix. The lens is situated in the middle, so you dont see your fingers while taking pictures. The coolpix lens is on the top right side and I see there are times my fingers obstruct the lens while I take pictures or video. I love the crisp photos and vivid colors.

      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Nikon coolpix 8.0

      Items I Recommend: Sandisk Ultra 2 SD card -2 Gig

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent for a Medium Priced Point and Shoot

      By Jimmo

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      The SD series by Canon are certainly one of the best point and shoot series by any manufacturer. And the 850 is one of the best, imho. They do have a somewhat limited range of manual controls but at least enough to make some key adjustments: WB, exposure + or -, and spot or evaluative metering. If you pay attention to things (i.e., the quality of the light in your scene) this little camera should impress you with excellent results. It really produces surprisingly good images. I feel this is an almost perfect camera for snapshots to output as 8x10 prints or web images. The form factor is quite nice as it fits in a pocket easily. An unobtrusive camera that has the potential of capturing a great image; something you can carry around always....

      Expertise: Considered by many as a gullible sort of chap

      Problems Encountered: Battery power is a bit limited but one can always buy an extra....

      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Many, many digital point and shoots

      Items I Recommend: a good martini

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      5.0

      Really a great little camera!

      By BIGJO

      from Brazil

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      Small, not so heavy!The IS Function is very effective!LCD with excellent quality.Photos with perfect colours.ISO ok!

      Problems Encountered: Do not have battery life indicator!!

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      5.0

      Cant be better

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      This is the best sub-compact dig. camera on the market. Ilike the images better than the SD700 IS, and the SD800 It's tiny and easily carried anywhere in your pocket. The IS is nice in certain lighting conditions, but the overall picture quality is remarkable for such a small sensor.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best so far

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera:

      Great point & shoot digital camera I bought this camera totake travel photos because its so light weight and fits in my pocket. The small size, image stabilization, great night photos, ease of use, are just some of the features I love. This is the third Canon digital camera I've owned. I still use my Pro 1 for super Close up photos.I highly recommend this camera and B&H!

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