Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

IXUS 800

Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS

Looks sharp. Stays sharp

The delightfully compact Digital IXUS 800 IS combines IXUS style with advanced photographic features. Experience sharper flash-free shooting with ISO 800 and a 4x optical Image Stabilizer zoom lens.

Benefits

  • 6.0 MP CCD
  • 4x optical zoom with optical IS
  • ISO 800
  • Elegant design
  • DIGIC II and iSAPS
  • 2.5" LCD
  • 16 shooting modes and My Colors
  • Widescreen recording and 30fps VGA movies
  • PictBridge and Print/Share button
  • Software and CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*

Detailed Features

6.0 Megapixels

A 6.0 Megapixel CCD sensor captures every scene with enough fine detail for large photo quality prints.

4x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer

A compact 4x optical zoom lens features Canon's optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology to counteract camera shake - particularly noticeable at slower shutter speeds, full zoom and in low light conditions.

ISO 800 and IS

ISO 800 and High ISO Auto settings combine with optical IS to allow flash-free shooting indoors or in low light conditions. They also enable shooting at higher shutter speeds, further reducing image blur from camera shake and subject movement.

Elegant design

An elegant finish in metallic silver and ebony black completes an exceptionally compact body.

Cutting edge technology

Canon's DIGIC II processor ensures fast, responsive camera performance and superb image processing. iSAPS technology analyses each scene to optimise key camera settings even before a shot is taken.

Large 2.5" LCD

The 2.5" LCD screen features a wide viewing angle for easy group viewing with friends. Quick-bright gives instant screen brightness in outdoor conditions. Night Display mode improves visibility after dark for easy night shooting.

Shooting modes and My Colors

Choose from a range of 16 shooting modes to get that perfect shot. Special Scene modes such as Beach and Underwater help with tricky lighting conditions. My Colors allows special in-camera colour effects to be applied both before and after shooting.

Widescreen recording

Shoot stills in Widescreen 16:9 mode for playback on widescreen TV or printing on wide size paper with a SELPHY CP printer.

High quality movies

Shoot extra long* 30fps VGA movies with full audio, or record QVGA movies at 60fps and analyze in sharp slow motion.

Direct printing

Connect to any PictBridge or Canon Direct Print compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button for instant photolab quality prints.

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY** provides 100MB of web space for your own online photo gallery. A comprehensive software suite is included for browsing, editing, downloading and organising photos, movies and slide shows.

Accessories

Extend shooting possibilities with a range of optional accessories, including a Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC5 and High Power Flash HF-DC1.

*Depending on memory card speed and capacity.

**Not available in all regions.

  • Depending on memory card speed and capacity.
  • **
  • Not available in all regions.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.5" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.6.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.8 - 23.2 mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 140mm)
Zoom Optical 4x, digital approx. 4.0x ¹, combined approx. 16x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/5.5
Construction 7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements, including 1 UA element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Modes Normal, Macro, Infinity
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 2cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
Speed 15 – 1/1,600 sec
(Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more, available in Long Shutter Mode only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction).

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.5" P-Si TFT, approx. 173,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Color Accent, Color Swap)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 fps¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L)2816 x 2112, (M1)2272 x 1704, (M2)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480, (W)2816 x 1584, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps (M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB or 1 hour (L and M, 30/15fps) ¹
Up to 3 mins (S) ¹
Up to 1 min (M, 60fps) ¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC),
16MB Memory Card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoStudio

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 240 shots ¹
Approx. 360 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal (Neck) Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC5, Waterproof Case Weights WW-DC1
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 90.4 x 56.5 x 26.4mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 165g
Zoom ¹ Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006)
  • which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • This does not apply to Digital IXUS WIRELESS.