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The high-quality 10.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 870 IS – finished in gold or silver – commands a... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 3648x2736 pixels

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product description

The high-quality 10.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS 870 IS – finished in gold or silver – commands attention. Take panoramic shots with a 4x wide-angle zoom, and replay in stunning detail on the 3.0” PureColor LCD II.


  • 10.0 Megapixel Digital IXUS in silver or gold
  • 4x wide-angle optical zoom, optical IS
  • DIGIC 4
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Anti-blur Motion Detection Technology
  • i-Contrast
  • 3.0” PureColor LCD II
  • 19 modes
  • Multi Control Dial, My Menu
  • High-quality VGA movies

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Quality 10.0 Megapixel imaging
Sleek and sophisticated in gold or silver, the Digital IXUS 870 IS boasts an exceptional build quality. The 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures the finest of detail, for superb large-scale prints and creative cropping possibilities.

Capture more
The 4x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom lens lets you capture more in your frame – ideal for sweeping landscapes or group photos. Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts camera shake for outstanding image quality.

Incorporating the latest in image processing technology, DIGIC 4 delivers extraordinary noise reduction. The result is richly detailed, clean images, even when shooting at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds and responsive operation.

Face Detection Technology
Great people shots are assured with the latest Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, even for faces at angles and far away. Face Select & Track optimises settings for a chosen person, while FaceSelf-Timer waits for you to enter the frame for great group shots. Auto Red-Eye Correction eliminates red eyes during shooting and playback.

No blur
The Digital IXUS 870 IS combats potential blur with High ISO Auto and Motion Detection Technology, which ascertains movement of both camera and subject to set the optimum ISO, whatever the shooting situation. Servo AF tracks moving subjects to ensure they remain in focus.

Optimum contrast
i-Contrast analyses a scene during shooting or playback, then automatically boosts brightness. The result is improved contrast with retained detail in tricky lighting conditions.

3.0” PureColor LCD II
The generous 3.0" PureColor LCD II offers exceptional contrast and colour rendition, plus a wide viewing angle for easier framing, playback and menu navigation – even at angles and in bright sunlight.

Shooting Modes
19 shooting modes – including a new Sunset mode, for stunning photos at sundown – deliver great results in tricky lighting conditions.

Easy access
The easy-to-use Multi Control Dial provides fast, convenient and accurate access to menu items, functions and images during playback.

Shoot high-quality 30fps VGA movies with sound. Advanced compression technologies reduce file size, to free up valuable extra memory.

product specification
Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736 pixels
Optical zoom ratio 4x optical zoom
Screen size 3"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Yes image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card storage
Media format MMC Card storage
Media format SDHC Card storage
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 155g
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/1600 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/15 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 56.8x93.8x23.6mm
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-5.8 max. aperture lens 1
In-built memory Internal Storage: 32 MB
Release date 30 Sep 2008
Height in mm 5.7
Width in mm Width: 93.8mm
Depth in mm 2.4
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length 112 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 28 Millimetres