Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS Review

Review Date: August 15th 2006
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4
Features
4
Ease-of-Use
4.5
Image Quality
4.5
Value for Money
3.5

Easy to use, reliable, fast in operation – and delivering pictures that, for the most part, require little if any post processing – the Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS suggests itself as one of the better (perhaps even one of the best) compromises between style, features and portability. Its zoom range is better than many fashion-orientated compacts at 4x, the LCD is large and clear enough to make framing and reviewing images a stress free process, while real optical image stabilization on such a camera, if not quite perfect, is still a real plus. As such, the IXUS 800 IS is a worthy continuation of the IXUS family lineage, and, for me, that feature alone makes it worth the extra £50 over and above the IXUS 65.

As the IXUS 800 IS was originally announced before Easter, expect news of an update from Canon before long. That doesn’t make this model any less desirable. It just means that you should be able to pick one up for a very competitive price if you hunt around. In short, the IXUS 800 IS adds up to a compact camera with which you cannot go far wrong, and will satisfy both beginner and enthusiast looking for a more portable means of taking pictures on the wing.

Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

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