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Canon PowerShot SD800 IS Silver 7.1 MP 3.8X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

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  • 1/2.5" CCD 7.1 MP
  • 3.8X Optical Zoom
  • 28mm Wide Angle
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2.5" 207K LCD
  • 640 x 480

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
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The Canon Powershot SD800 is a real Powerhouse! Within this ultra-compact body are some amazing capabilities. First is a wide angle 3.8x Optical Zoom with Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology for the steady zooms which add interest to movies. The improved movie mode gives the operator a choice of two film speeds, 60 fps QVGA and 30fps VGA, for smooth running films. Combine this with a light sensitivity up to ISO 1600, this camera is perfect for recording low light events, such as the dramatic presentation of a candle-laden birthday cake at the next party. Other technology available on this compact camera is the DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology for the best image quality and low power consumption.

This camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. Canon has even included a battery charger with the camera. Imagine, you won't have to interrupt your dream vacation to hunt for replacement batteries! This is a powerful, compact camera which is also environmentally compassionate.

  • newegg 7.1 Megapixel CCD The PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH features a high-resolution 7.1 megapixel CCD that produces images of uncompromising texture and detail.
  • newegg 3.8X Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilization The PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH features Canon's sophisticated wide-angle 28-105mm (35mm equivalent) 3.8X zoom lens with integrated Image Stabilization delivers the stability you crave for, full zoom shots , making your pictures sharp and clear.
  • newegg DIGIC III Image Processor The DIGIC III Image Processor is the latest advancement to Canon's DIGIC technology. Delivering superior image quality, ultra-responsive performance and extended battery life, this mighty processor also empowers the new Face Detection AF/AE (Auto Focus / Auto Exposure) functions. Automatically detect faces in a scene, and optimize focus and exposure accordingly for accurate and bright people shots.
  • newegg 2.5-inch LCD Monitor The stunning high-resolution 2.5" LCD monitor provides crisp, clear pictures and ultra-wide viewing angles whether you are shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. With the clear and bright screen, use of the menu becomes extremely easy.
  • newegg ISO 1600 The PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH features new ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings to negate the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations for greater shooting flexibility.
  • newegg PictBridge Support The PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings and press the Direct Print button to start printing.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SD800 IS


PowerShot SD Series
PowerShot SD800 IS



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.5" CCD
Gross Pixels
7.4 MP
Effective Pixels
7.1 MP
3,072 x 2,304
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wide Angle
Focal Length
4.6-17.3mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-105mm)
f/2.8 - f/5.8


Shutter Speed
2s or 10s


Focus Type
Auto Focus
Normal Focus Range
1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro Focus Range
Macro: 1.2 in.-2.0 ft./3-60cm (WIDE), 1-2.0 ft./30-60cm (TELE)
Digital Macro: 1.2 in.-2.0 ft./3-60cm (WIDE)


Flash Mode
Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Auto w/ Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
Normal: 1.6-13 ft./50cm - 4.0m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm - 2.0m (T)
Macro: 1-1.6 ft./30-50cm (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)


Exposure Control
Program AE; AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

2.5" 207K


Continuous Drive
1.7 fps
Tripod Mount
Shooting Modes
Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media
SD / MMC Card


Movie Format
Movie Recording
640 x 480, 320 x 240 @ 30fps/15fps
Max. Recording Resolution
640 x 480


A/V Out


Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-5L


Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.52" x 2.28" x 0.99" / 89.5 x 58.0 x 25.1mm
5.29 oz. / 150g (camera body only)

Package contents

Package Contents
PowerShot SD800 IS Digital ELPH Body
Lithium Battery Pack NB-5L
Battery Charger CB-2LX
SD Memory Card SDC-16M
Wrist Strap WS-700
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
AV Cable AVC-DC300
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

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  • Thomas L.
  • 10/18/2012 12:28:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent camera

Pros: Longevity
Great Battery Life
Great picture quality
Ready to snap a picture instantly after turning on

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: I purchased this back in 2007 when it was rated one of the top cameras available. My co-worker was so impressed he purchased one a month later. It's now 2012 and the battery still holds charge for months and camera is still performing like day 1.

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  • Yousef A.
  • 11/7/2007 5:50:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Awesone

Pros: Looks,battery life, sharpness of pictures and the wide angle lens,advanced features, low light shooting capabilities, video sound and resolution and speeds, size,I simply love it.Face detection is soooo cool. Image stabilization just makes pics and vid even better.

Cons: The chrome surfaces can easily get scrtches but i solved it by buying it a nice silicone case. Also bought an lcd protector.

Other Thoughts: I bought this thing right before the summer and took a lot of images and video with it during the summer. I bought this because i wanted a better camera than the A520 which I also bought on newegg. Shipping was on time, product in crisp new condition, simply awesome. And another thing is that the value of this thing hardly went down in the ;half year that i owned it. Seriously, I bought it for 317. Now its 310? Without free stuff? When i bought it i got a free 1gb and a free case. Its like it only got more expensive.

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  • Daniel R.
  • 11/5/2007 12:58:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsWill NEVER buy Canon again

Pros: wide angle, compact body

Cons: lens error and Canon won't fix camera under warranty.

Other Thoughts: We really enjoyed this camera until it stopped working during our vacation. It was a brand new camera, only 2 weeks old. We sent the camera to Canon for repairs and they REFUSED to repair the famous e18error because it's "beyond economical repairs". We took good care of this camera and it's beyond disappointment that we threw $300 down the drain.

Will NEVER buy another Canon again.

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  • Jeffrey H.
  • 10/3/2007 10:36:47 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat camera, if you get a good one

Pros: None for the camera, at least the one I got. 5 stars for Newegg service though, sent defective camera back and received full refund because they did not have anymore in stock. Gonna go with the SD 870 IS now.

Cons: Image stabilizer did not work. Compared it to another SD 800 IS, the same shots were blurry on mine where as the shots on my sisters were not. Guess I got a bad one.

Other Thoughts: Newegg service is fantastic! Thanks for serving the customer as they deserve to be treated. Promptly.

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  • Melvin B.
  • 9/26/2007 6:11:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsvery good, except for one thing

Pros: Large, clear LCD screen. Anti-shake mechanism seems to work. Simple interface. Takes great pictures, and the camera itself looks nice too.

Cons: No battery life indicator...this is a huge flaw, I think, because you're always asking yourself if this will be the last photo you'll be able to take before the battery gives up. Constantly guessing the charge isn't something I'd like to do.

Other Thoughts: I like the way they seperated optical from digital zoom, you have to zoom in 'again' to go past the 3.8x mark all the way up to 15x. This will prevent you from using digital zoom unless you want it.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 9/14/2007 4:57:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing P&S Camera

Pros: This camera is the best point and shoot camera I have ever owned (previous cameras: Casio's and Kodaks). The image stabilization on it is a huge feature. Shutter lag is almost up to DSLR speed, compared to other cameras (fast). LCD screen size is nice, along with the quality/clarity of the screen. Nice optical zoom. I have dropped the camera onto concrete once with a good amount of force and it didn't seem to even faze the camera. Just a few really small scratches on the bottom. Very durable. Also, good ergonomics.

Cons: On/off switch/button could be in a better place, IMO. It could also use more manual features too.

Other Thoughts: Overall, a pretty hard to beat camera. I would recommend it over other comparable Sonys, Nikon, and Casio's. I've played with most of them, and nothing comes close.

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  • Lucille W.
  • 8/22/2007 12:15:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I love the image stablizer (IS) ability. It makes a difference when I take pics on-the-go. Quality is great. There are fun options like "color swap" to play with. I love this camera.

Cons: The battery and AV output doors are made with very flimsy plastic. Must be gentle there because it can break any minute. The wheel takes awhile to get use to. It is somewhat difficult to use at first. Despite that facts, I still think it is an excellent quality. Come on, it's Canon.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2007 3:39:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsgreat camera... until it got stolen

Pros: awesome quality pictures, digital macro setting is great. high capacity sd compatible. 60fps video setting is cool for sports video.

Cons: flimsy battery door could be improved.

Other Thoughts: recieved as a birthday gift 2 weeks ago and it just got stolen last weekend :( after spending another 200 for the underwater kit. easy come easy go!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2007 11:57:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest ultra-lite so far

Pros: Very small, lightweight with large LCD. The ISO settings feature allows for a wide range of light to be utilized in shooting and the lens is top-notch. Fast shooting for action photos and video w/sound feature is also very good. It will also take 4gb cards (and larger) unlike previous Canon models and other makes as well. The IS feature is indispensable and the ergonomics and layout of the controls and menu is great. In fact, this camera has better features than the later models Canon now has out! Buy a fitted leather case, throw it in your pocket and you will use it constantly.

Cons: None except I wish it had wireless remote control.

Other Thoughts: This wonderful little camera is about to be discontinued so watch for some big price drops in the next few weeks. I bought the 800is over the 700is (a significant price difference) because of the upgraded processor (because it would take cards bigger than 2gb) and it was money well spent - in fact, don't even bother with any ultra-compact digicam unless it has IS and can take the bigger capacity cards. A common criticism I hear about this camera is that there is no power level indicator - Wrong! When the battery is about 2/3rds low a red indicator showing the remaining power shows in the upper right hand corner of the LCD. Buy a couple of OEM batteries for around ten bucks each, keep 'em charged up and pop one in in the middle of your shoot - no time lost!

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  • Edward P.
  • 8/7/2007 5:35:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent 2nd camera

Pros: - one of two <35mm ultra compact cameras available in the market(other is kodak)
- good auto white balance results (though a bit slow to adapt in some conditions)
- good picture quality for the lense size
- good videos
- perfect complement for my wife and me during vacation travel to our powershot s2
- underwater case available (not purchased yer) which would make a perfect leisure underwaater camera (the underwater whitebalance setting seems decent)
- the "M" mode remembering previous settings is pretty useful
- ~200 pictures plus couple of videos per battery is good enough for us

Cons: - optical zoom in-out not available during video. Can be very frustrating (I am used to it with the S2)
- auto focus point cannot be selected

Other Thoughts: - the multitude of scene selection are useless to us
- sport video mode (60fps) is good but the limit to 320x240 makes it frustrating to have to compromise between fps and resolution
- have put a screen protecting film on LCD... this increases the reflection/decreases the quality of the LCD but still a good investment, specially during rough trips (dust, sand in pockets..)

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