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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS – Unboxed and First Impressions

Alas, my wait is finally over. My new Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH camera was waiting for me when arrived home from work. Of course, the timing could not be better with our upcoming trip to Hawaii this Thursday.

So, I took the opportunity to open up the box and checked out the camera.

Here is what is included in the box:

Here are my first impressions of the SD800 IS camera:

  • Wrist Strap. Great news, I get a wrist strap with this camera. With my PowerShot G7, this has been my biggest complaint about the camera. In fact, this strap seems sturdy enough where I may try it on the G7.
  • No soft case? Probably the biggest disappointment is that a soft case was not included with the camera. The PSC-55 is compatible and is what I will most likely get. However, this had been included with previous Digital ELPH cameras I had purchased.
  • 16MB SD Card is a waste. Why even include it? I think you might be able to get 2 large, super-fine pictures on that card.
  • Fast Camera. The camera is extremely fast in taking pictures. Less than 2 seconds from power on until first picture. And less than 2 seconds between each picture that is taken.
  • Tiny Camera. The camera is small, compact, light, and pocket sized. Something that I have been missing during all day trips to Disneyland and other places with the PowerShot G7.

I am looking forward to really using this camera on the upcoming trip and comparing the SD800 IS to the performance of the G7. I will let you know how it goes!


Rani Sowmya said...

that's a nice cam! :-)

Ken Hanscom said...

Thanks, I am pretty happy with it!