"move over sd800IS (and others)...New Top Dog!"5.0 starson by the woo woo kid
Pros: FAST, EXCEL. IMAGES,+1 HOUR OF EXCEL. VIDEO. FACE DETECT. ALSO USES FLASH!
Cons: NONE SO FAR!
Summary: LOOK OUT COMPETITORS! the sd 850IS has it all. excellent images, fast, easy to use and canon quality! the face detection,(industries best) uses the flash(sd 800IS, et al do not!), not just focus and exposure to illuminate darkened faces. Hmmm. seems like that's long overdue and it locks on fast. the optical image stabilization (industries best),zoom lens and face detection works on stills AND video, others don't. speaking of video, want a camera AND camcorder in one? this baby records up to 1 hour of quality video that is currently only limited by the 4gb cards, larger cards coming. the direct print button can also be assigned to instantly record video regardless of camera setting mode. how cool is that? while taking snapshots, just push the button and grab video, too! wicked cool!
REBUKING OTHER REVIEWERS:the sd850IS's lens opens as wide or wider than other cameras, but the sd800IS has a "wide angle lens",ALSO the sd800IS has less megs and a lesser quality face detection. the on/off button is just fine and easy to use, but would be very hard to accidentily turn on/off(that's a good thing!
SUMMATION: image/video/lcd screen quality are excellent. packed with intuitive,pertinet features that the camera automaciticly segregates into what's available depending on shooting mode. fit and finish is attractive(use the wrist strap). we love this camera! what else do i have to say?
BUY IT!!! YOU'LL LOVE IT TOO!!!