Canon SD800 vs. SD870

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by greenguy4, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. greenguy4 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2005
    I'm purchasing a new camera and have it down to these two. The research I have done shows these two cameras to be very similar--the 870 has a bigger lcd, no optical viewfinder, and costs $35 more. Is their anything I am missing heree.... I am really stuck between these two.

    Thanks For Your Help.
    And Happy Birthday Steve Jobs/MacRumors :)
  2. brdnboy macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    Boulder, CO
    Have you considered the SD 850IS? That would be my choice.
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    It's worth noting that the SD850 is 35mm–140mm, while the SD800/870 is 28mm–105mm (35mm equivalent, as always).

    For just a $35 difference I would choose the SD870 over the 800. You get 1 more megapixel (with a larger sensor, according to the review I looked at) and a 0.5" bigger LCD. There are probably a number of other subtle changes between the two. The SD870 is a direct replacement, so given an insignificant price difference, why not go with the newer model. That's my thinking at least. :)
  4. greenguy4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2005
    yea the reason I did not list the 850 is because of the lens. I like the 28mm lens a whole lot more. I think I will go with the 870IS as I never use the optical viewfinder anyhow. Thanks guys

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