The Canon Powershot SD850 – Canon’s Newest DigiCam

The Canon Powershot SD850Canon has had tremendous success with its Powershot series. Well, it has done it again with its newest camera, the Canon SD850, which was released in June 2007. The Canon Powershot SD850 is a sleek, 8 mega pixel camera great for amateurs, as well as more experienced photographers. At about $350, it is a bit pricey for some, but it is so jam-packed with features, it is worth the investment.

Canon SD850M Features

The Canon SD850 replaces the older SD700 model and has the following features.

-8 Megapixels. The higher the megapixels, the greater the quality. The number of mega pixels usually adds to a camera’s price tag.

-4x optical image stabilized zoom. Provides camera shake correction, so if you have shaky hands, that’s okay.

-High resolution 2.5 inch LCD

-ISO 1600 sensitivity range (Greater sensitivity range for sharper photos in low-light conditions).

-Automatic Face Detection- automatically focuses on faces without much adjustment.

What’s in the Box?

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery


32 MB memory card

AV Cables

The Canon SD850 is a definite improvement on the SD700. The former had 6 mega pixels, and up to ISO 800 sensitivity. It performs faster than the SD700, so you’re able to take some nice pictures. It is a nice, sleek camera that easily fits into any purse or pocket. Its high resolution produces clear, high-color pictures. Its high ISO 1600 sensitivity range allows you to take sharp pictures even in low-light conditions. The multi-controller pad is better than the SD700. It is smooth and very responsive to touch.

It does have a couple of drawbacks. Like other point and shoot cameras, the Canon SD850 gets a little bit noisy once it goes over ISO 200. Furthermore, there is no battery meter. You have no idea how you’re faring when it comes to battery life until you get a low-battery warning. That doesn’t give you much time does it?

No camera is perfect. With so many other redeeming features, I would definitely recommend the Canon SD850 camera for beautiful, clear pictures.



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