Canon SD800-IS

SD800 Features

Written by Gail Bjork

Features found on the Canon SD800-IS, an ultra compact, wide angle digital camera with a 4X zoom.

Canon SD 800 IS

The SD800-IS is an ultra compact digital camera with a wide angle zoom lens. It sports a 3.8x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 4.6–17.3mm (28–105mm/35mm equivalent) and an aperture range of f/2.8–f/5.8.

It’s so compact, it can fit in a shirt pocket (camera skin highly recommended so help prevent it from slipping out of the pocket).

It offers an ISO range up to top ISO speed of 1600. There is a slight improvement of ISO 400 and 800 over the SD700 but most agree that the ISO 1600 setting is useless (but always nice to have if you have absolutely no other choice).

The SD800-IS includes the new DIGIC III imaging processor, which has Face Detection Technology, fast operation and low power consumption. It records video up to 4 MB.

The SD800 is a true point and shoot camera. You can not control aperture and shutter but you can control things such as exposure compensation, white balance and saturation, sharpness and the like.

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.