Canon Powershot SD800 IS Digital Elph Camera, 7.1 megapixel, 3.8x Optical Zoom, 4.0x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen

SKU: ICASD800 MFR: 1270B001
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The PowerShot SD800 IS features a high res 7.1 Megapixel CCD to give you images of uncompromising texture & detail. With it, you'll capture what others miss, the delicate strands of a baby's hair, the intricate petals of a wild flower. Plus the camera is as beautiful to hold as the images it takes. The Perpetual Curve design has the look of fine sculpture. Yet it's practical, too. Its unique form is engineered for the shape of your hand

Engineered with Canon's sophisticated wide-angle 3.8x zoom lens with integrated Image Stabilizer technology, the SD800 IS Digital ELPH gives you the "shake-free" performance that makes your pictures sharp & clear. No matter how close you zoom in, the SD800 IS Digital ELPH keeps everything stable. All you have to think about is your subject

The DIGIC III Image Processor is the latest advancement to Canon's proprietary DIGIC technology, delivering superior image quality, ultra-responsive performance and extended battery life. It provides a speedier interface for the SD800 IS Digital ELPH's SD memory card as well as higher definition for its LCD monitor

DIGIC III also empowers Face Detection AF/AE, which finds all the faces in the frame & sets the most suitable focus point, when the shutter button is depressed half-way. Exposure & flash are controlled to ensure proper illumination of both the faces & the overall scene, eliminating the common problem of darkened or overexposed faces

>iSAPS Technology is an oriiginal scene-recognition technology developed by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed & accuracy, as well as exposure & white balance

The camera's 2.5" LCD monitor gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture & wider viewing angle to make shooting, playback & using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. The clear bright LCD also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light

The PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH features ISO 1600 & High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake & sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater flexibility for shooting

With the SD800 IS's Improved Movie Mode, you can shoot extremely high quality full-motion movies at 60 fps QVGA (320x240). When you want to save space, you've also got Standard Recording that lets you shoot at 30 fps VGA (640x480). There's a 15 fps Compact Movie Mode that's ideal for creating movies you can attach to emails

The PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SD800 IS Digital ELPH to a Canon CP, SELPHYor PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer.

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Key Features

  • Ahead of the curve in performance and style
  • 7.1 Megapixel Digital ELPH with elegant stainless steel Perpetual Curve design
  • Get close, stay steady
  • Wide-angle 28-105mm (35mm equivalent) 3.8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer Technology for steady, long zoom shooting
  • Canon technology maximizes quality and performance
  • DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology for superior image quality, fast operation and low power consumption
  • See the image in a big monitor
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for easier on-camera viewing
  • Canon innovation enhances your experience
  • ISO 1600 to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability
  • Made for fast-paced action
  • Improved Movie Mode with Fast Frame Rate at 60 fps QVGA (320 x 240) or 30 fps VGA (640 x 480)
  • The complete print solution
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Printand Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

Technical Specs

Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and the lens shift-type image stabilizer (IS) system, 3.8x Optical / 4x Digital / 15x Combined Zoom
Total Pixels Type: 7.1 Megapixel, 1/ 2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Effective Pixels Effective Pixels: 7.1 Megapixels
Total Pixels: Approx. 7.4 Megapixels
Optical Zoom 3.8x
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 (WIDE), 1-2.0 ft./30-60cm (TELE)
Digital Macro: 1.2 in.-2.0 ft./3-60cm (WIDE)
Aperture Range Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Focusing Type TTL Autofocus
Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
Shutter Speed 15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Modes Program AE; AE Lock is available
Photo Effects (Color Modes) My Colors: Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance System Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Scene 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
Flash Modes Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Auto w/ Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range Normal: 1.6-13 ft./50cm - 4.0m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm - 2.0m (T)
Macro: 1-1.6 ft./30-50cm (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage = 3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation n/a
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.7 fps
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia 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)
JPEG Compression Modes Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Adjustable Resolutions Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 3,072 x 1,728 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 4GB, 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Printing Output Control 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
Video Output NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other Memory card slot
Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Display 2.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 207,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Language Options 25 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian)
Playback Options Playback Modes File: Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume Playback, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 270 shots (NB-5L/LCD on)* approx. 600 shots (NB-5L/LCD off
Playback Time: Approx. 360 min. (NB-5L)
Dimensions 3.52 x 2.28 x 0.99 in. / 89.5 x 58.0 x 25.1mm
Weight Approx. 5.29 oz./150g (camera body only)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
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