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Canon Powershot SD870 IS 8MP Digital ELPH Camera

Item # CNPSSD870K (Part # 2086B001)
Canon Powershot SD870 IS 8MP Digital ELPH Camera
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Item Description:
With 8.0 megapixels of resolution, an Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.8x optical zooming, the SD870 IS Digital ELPH boasts impressive specs as well as a host of convenient features. Face Detection Technology for worry-free people shots.



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A Stunning Achievement.
From the very first glance, the smooth shape and bold lines of the stylish PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH signal that this is no ordinary camera. With 8.0 megapixels of resolution, an Optical Image Stabilizer and 3.8x optical zooming, the SD870 IS Digital ELPH boasts impressive specs as well as a host of convenient features. Face Detection Technology for worry-free people shots. A large 3.0-inch LCD to give you a perfect view of your scene. The Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600 deliver brilliant images in challenging lighting.


  • Stylish dual tone 8.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH in two elegant colors.
  • 3.8x Wide-Angle Zoom lens to get more family and friends into one perfect photo.
  • Large high-quality 3.0-inch PureColor LCD screen with wide angle viewing and an anti-glare, anti-scratch coating.
  • Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology sets the focus, exposure and flash automatically, leaving you free to compose a group, capture an unguarded moment, or coax the perfect smile.
  • DIGIC III Image Processor with Red-eye Correction for sharper images and improved functionality.
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.


Type of Camera
Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical / 4x Digital / 15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device
Type 8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 Megapixels
Focal Length 4.6 - 17.3mm f/2.8?5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 28?105mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm?infinity
Macro: 1.2 in.?2.0 ft./3?60cm (W), 1.0?2.0 ft./30?60cm (T)
Digital Macro: 1.2 in.?2.0 ft./3?60cm (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
Optical Viewfinder None
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed 15?1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1?15 sec.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
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, Auto ISO Shift; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range 1.0?13.1 ft./30cm?4.0m (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 +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
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
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, Custom
Wireless Control N/A
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.3 fps (Large/Fine)
Image Storage
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 Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Image Quality Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 3,624 x 2.448 (Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (3 minutes at 15 fps)
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x?10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize, Image Inspection Tool
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
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
Computer Interfaces USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and 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 Battery NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional)
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 270 shots (NB-5L/LCD)*
Playback Time Approx. 360 min. (NB-5L)
* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32?104 degrees F/0?40 degrees C
Operating Humidity 10?90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.65 x 2.32 x 1.02 in. / 92.6 x 58.8 x 25.9mm
Weight Approx. 5.50 oz. / 155g (camera body only)

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