PowerShot SD870 IS Silver

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series
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Digital Camera
Item Code: 2340B001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical/4x Digital/15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Image Capture Device
Type8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 8.0 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length4.6-17.3mm f/2.8-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 28-105mm)
Digital Zoom4x
Focusing RangeNormal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 1.2 in.-2.0 ft./3-60cm (WIDE), 1.0-2.0 ft./30-60cm (TELE)
Digital Macro: 1.2 in.-2.0 ft./3-60cm (W)
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderNone
LCD Monitor3.0-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD PixelsApprox. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1-15 sec.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent(Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Light Metering MethodEvaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Auto ISO Shift; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range1.0-13.1 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1.0-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, 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
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless ControlNot available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1.3 fps (Large/Fine)
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE [Monaural])
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 2,592 x 1.944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 640 x 480 (2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2)
SF F N SF F N SF F N
File Size (KB) 3,436 2060 980 2,503 1,395 695 1,602 893 445
32MB 8 14 29 11 20 41 18 32 64
SDC-128M 35 59 123 49 87 173 76 136 269
SDC-512MSH 139 231 479 190 339 671 295 529 1,041

Medium 3 (M3) Small (S) Widescreen (W)
SF F N SF F N SF F N
File Size (KB) 1,002 558 278 249 150 84 2,601 1,540 736
32MB 29 52 99 111 171 270 11 18 39
SDC-128M 121 217 411 460 711 1,118 47 79 166
SDC-512MSH 471 839 1,590 1,777 2,747 4,317 183 307 642
Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap Compact Time Lapse
640 x 480 320 x 240 160 x 120 640 x 480
30 fps 30 fps LP 30 fps 15 fps 1 sec. interval 2 sec. interval
Movie size (KB/sec.) 1,963 1,003 703 131 64 32
32MB 14" 27" 38" 3' 09" 7' 30" 15' 00"
SDC-128M 1' 01" 1' 56" 2' 42" 13' 02" 31' 45" 63' 30"
SDC-512MSH 3' 57" 7' 30" 10' 29" 50' 21" 123' 30" 247' 00"

Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileStill Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize, Image Inspection ToolMovie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC/PAL
Audio OutMonaural
OtherMemory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply 1. Battery Pack NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 Still Image: approx. 270 shots (NB-5L/LCD on with fully-charged batteries) Approx. 360 min. (NB-5L)

* The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged battery is used.

Power Source1. Battery Pack NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Shooting CapacityStill Image: approx. 270 shots (NB-5L/LCD on with fully-charged batteries)
Playback TimeApprox. 360 min. (NB-5L)

* The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged battery is used.

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.65 x 2.32 x 1.02 in./92.6 x 58.8 x 25.9mm
WeightApprox. 5.50 oz./155g (camera body only)