Canon PowerShot SD880 IS digital camera updates the chassis with an edgier style. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS also reduces the body height and thickness ever so slightly. Under that pretty skin, the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS uses a slightly larger 1/2.3-inch CCD image sensor, and simultaneously boosts resolution from eight to 10 megapixels, along with upgrading the previous model’s DIGIC III processor to a DIGIC 4 type that allows for servo AF tracking. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS zoom lens is just slightly expanded to a 4x zoom from the 3.8x optical zoom. The added magnification power is all found at the telephoto end, with the overall range varying from a useful 28mm wide-angle to a moderate 112mm telephoto.
Another great innovation from Canon is the canon g9. Compared to Canon PowerShot SD880 IS, canon g9 offers a CCD sensor resolution of 12.1 megapixels, coupled to the same Canon-branded 35-210mm equivalent 6x optical zoom lens. The canon g9 is visually very similar to its predecessor, the only obvious changes being a re-profiling of the handgrip and rear panel. In addition to the slight boost in sensor resolution that comes from a slightly larger 1/1.7 inches imager, there are some other changes in the canon g9. The Raw file format is back on the canon g9, an option that had been removed in the previous model, much to the chagrin of many G-series fans. The canon g9 optical viewfinders can be rather nice to have, allowing you to save battery life, or get the shot when harsh sunlight makes it harder to see an image on many digicam displays; the LCD will be the better choice when shooting scenes that will be affected by parallax error, or when precise framing is necessary, particularly if using the stabilizer. Other features of the canon g9 include USB 2.0 connectivity, and SDHC/MMC card storage. The canon g9 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility. Click here to get more of canon g9 amazing features.
As with its predecessor, the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS includes true optical image stabilization to help combat image blurring due to camera shake. Maximum aperture is f/2.8 to a rather dim f/5.8 across the zoom range. As well as the previously mentioned AF tracking, the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS autofocus system now has improved face detection capability. Canon says the camera will now recognize faces at most angles, and has included a Face Detection self timer which automatically takes a photo two seconds after an additional face enters the scene. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS LCD display has identical size and resolution to that in the previous camera: it’s a 3.0-inch design with 230,000 dots, but Canon also claims higher contrast. Click here to view more of Canon PowerShot SD880 IS best features.
Here is a summary of Canon PowerShot SD880 IS review from a satisfied customer:
Canon gets it right with this mid-range SD series camera. Small and versatile!
Motion Detection is also new. On this mode the camera allows you to focus on a moving object or person by pressing the shutter half-way and then click the shot even though the object/person continued to move across the frame. Earlier, you would have got a motion blur if you tried to take the same picture – The huge 3 inch LCD screen is the same as the SD870 but slightly improved technology gives you brighter playback in low-light which makes it easier to see the shots in replay. It does not have a viewfinder but I have never missed the viewfinder on my SD870 since Canon made the screen anti-glare. I’d take a bigger screen any day over a 2.5 inch screen with a viewfinder, but if you like to use the viewfinder to compose your shots you might need to look at the SD990 IS and drop another 100 bucks.
The standard ISO sensitivity range offered by the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS is unchanged, with a minimum of ISO 100 through to a maximum of ISO 1,600. A new high sensitivity scene mode allows this to be boosted to a maximum of ISO 3,200, however. Available Canon PowerShot SD880 IS shutter speeds are unchanged, ranging from 1/1,600 to 15 seconds. Metering modes are unchanged — evaluative, center-weighted and spot all being offered. Canon PowerShot SD880 IS offers only a program mode, with no options for aperture- or shutter-priority shooting, let alone a fully manual mode. Flash range when set to Auto ISO is rated at 1 – 13.8 feet (30cm – 4.2m) at wide angle, and 1 – 6.6 feet (30cm – 2m) at telephoto. There are sixteen scene modes, and the Canon SD880 also offers a new Intelligent Contrast Correction function.
Canon PowerShot SD880 IS has the following features and specifications:
- 10.0 Megapixel
- 4x Wide-angle Zoom Lens (28-112mm)
- 3.0″ PureColor II LCD Display
- Optical Image Stabilizer
- High Sensitivity (ISO 1600)
- Face Detection System
- Intelligent Contrast Correction
- Superb Ergonomic Design
- Flexible Direct Printing
Canon PowerShot SD880 IS has the following Pros and cons:
- Excellent photo quality for its class
- Optical image stabilization
- Pleasing interface and design
- Wide-angle lens
- Good photo quality
- Stylish, compact metal body; comes in silver and gold
- 4X, wide-angle lens
- Mode dial spins a bit too freely
- Button positioning might bother some users
- Very noticeable fringing
Canon PowerShot SD880 IS has a newer format which generally offers significantly improved compression for equivalent video quality. As with the previous camera, sound is recorded along with movie clips. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS is unchanged from its predecessor in storing its images and movies on Secure Digital cards, and includes a not-very-generous 32MB card in the product bundle. The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS also offers both NTSC / PAL video and USB 2.0 High Speed computer connectivity, like its predecessor. Power is likewise unchanged, coming from a proprietary NB-5L lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Click here to get this exciting features of Canon PowerShot SD880 IS.