Pros - Great photos in daylight.
- The wheel is much improved over the SD870IS.
- Corner sharpness is greatly improved over SD870IS.
- Very bright AF assist light which helps in lower light focusing.
- Nicely recessed power button
Cons - Low light photos are not very good. Over-aggressive noise reduction smears fine detail in anything over ISO 200. (Very noticeable in hair detail) Detail cannot be recovered in post processing.
- "Dust orbs" show up occasionally in flash shots.
Summary I really wanted to like this camera but the over-aggressive noise reduction in low light shots smears away too much fine detail for me. Photos taken in ISO200 are passable but ISO400 and above are a muddy mess. I would rather have noise that I can remove myself with Noise Ninja and be able to retain the details. I use this camera for low light photos at parties more than in daylight so this is unacceptable for my needs. If you use it primarily in daylight you may not have a problem with it. I really wish Canon would stop cramming more megapixels into there cameras and focus more on great image quality. For now I'm sticking with older models that don't apply so much detail-robbing noise reduction.
Pros Excellent photo quality for its class; optical image stabilization; pleasing interface and design; wide-angle lens.
Cons Mode dial spins a bit too freely; button positioning might bother some users; very noticeable fringing when mishandled.
Summary As an amateur photographer I realized that I needed something lighter than my SLR yet still powerful enough for the image to be well represented. I did my research and found the Canon SD 880 which happened to be a great little camera because it allows you to have lots of control on how you want to take your photo. You can switch into manual settings and automatic settings, and customize the image you want with multiple features. Its wide angle lens is great for capturing a professional level photo, and the image stabilization feature captures the moment. The screen is a great size for viewing the images. And the battery lasts a long time too. Compared to carrying a big bulky SLR, the SD880 IS, is easy to carry around in your pocket without feeling too bulky or heavy. I like to take care of my equipment, so I invested in a pouch for my camera and cards, however a normal jacket pocket will work just as well.
The Canon PowerShot SD880 IS from fulfilling the promise of wide-angle digital camera pocket. How a camera looks is not as important compared to the images it can take, so I'm indifferent to how this one looks. It has a nice large button making it easier to read and operate, this camera is very easy to take pictures with even with my large hands and fingers. I noticed that the LCD display has a coating that reduces glare, so the picture is very well represented, making it easier to take the pictures that I wanted even in more extreme weather conditions. Optical quality is very important for the overall function of this camera because it will clarify the picture that is generated and is very stable even in dim light during the evenings.
Generally the pocket cameras have many problems in the resolution of images produced, but the problem with this camera is minimized with its' 10 Megapixels. I was impressed with the sharpness of corners and relatively low distortion. The Color range that can be captured will meet the needs of consumers on average, and offers a punchy image, it satisfied my needs as a photogrpher. The flash works well enough, however it will not help when taking pictures of objects further away.
I really have no love for Canon, or Sony or any other brand in general. I do my research and buy what I feel is best for me. I really have no problem recommending this camera, I am very happy with my purchase.
Pros Compact, feels solid, wide-angled lens, big and bright LCD, 4x zoom, takes very good pictures, interface is easier and more customizable than before, decreased distrortion
Cons Little bit thicker than my old SD, not stunning in low light
Summary It seems people either love or hate Canon's newest wide-angle Powershot. Personally, I think people are expecting it to act and be a lot more like a DSLR.
I had the ever popular SD750, but decided to upgrade. I am very happy with the results.
I do not think this camera is particularly noisy like most are complaining whatsoever. I have taken enough pictures in all lighting to see the results. Is it perfect in low-lit situations? No. But it is good for a point-and-shoot camera.
I am also happy to report I see little to no purple-fringing as the CNET report indicates. I was expecting it but have yet to see any, which is fantastic (improvement over SD750 definitely).
I can safely say that it is one of the best Canon Powershots available, and that most reviewers who are upset with its "noise issues" are frankly pixel-peeping far too much on a, once again, a POINT-AND-SHOOT.
I am very pleased with the design, and I even like the gold color and the slight heft it has to it. Feels very solid in the hand and easy to hold and use (love the spin wheel, was nervous about it, but it works fantastically in my opinion).
So, if you are hesitating, give this little baby a try, I doubt you're disappointed.
Pros Easy to use, great in all different types of lighting, battery life is long.
Cons The flash began smoking with each picture. Canon sent my camera back w/o fixing the problem. I will never buy a Canon again due to poor customer service. Google Canon + Smoking and read about others having the same issue with their models.
Summary I dislike Canon's limited warranty that assumes owners do not store their cameras correctly and basically blames a technical problem on the owner and not their manufacturing capabilities. Many other canon products seem to have the same complaint and the owners ran into the same problem. They sent their cameras in for sometimes more than 60 days only to get it returned without the problem being solved. The pictures were the best and many friends went out and bought the same camera due to the quality of pictures I could take at weddings or outdoor events. I hope they don't have the same problem that I encountered and that Canon honors their warranty more. DO NOT INVEST IN A CANON PRODUCT. That's my lesson learned that I felt the need to pass on to the rest of yall.
Pros I have owned three different of these tiny size cameras in the last six years. This is the best by far. It takes much better pictures than my Sony and the Fuji that I had. It is small, easy to use and takes amazing pictures in all light!
Cons None. This camera is terrific.
Summary If you are looking for a small camera, this is it. Great pictures... and that is what counts.