PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
From panoramas to parties.
Side-arm to the serious photographer, the 7.1 Megapixel Digital IXUS 850 IS is a milestone of performance and style. A 3.8x wide-angle lens takes in more - ideal for large group shots and landscapes.
A 7.1 Megapixel CCD sensor captures every scene with enough fine detail for large photo quality prints.
A 28mm (equivalent) wide-angle lens with 3.8x zoom takes in more of every scene. Canon's optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology counteracts camera shake for steady shots at slower shutter speeds and full zoom.
Sleek, smart and elegant, the Digital IXUS 850 IS is finished in an all-metal body with the rounded contours of the IXUS 'Perpetual Curve' design.
Canon's best of breed DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. iSAPS technology analyses each scene to optimise key camera settings even before a shot is taken.
Face Detection AF/AE ensures superb people shots by automatically detecting the subjects in the frame and setting the optimum focus and exposure. My Category tags each image based on face detection and shooting mode for easy image navigation, printing, deleting and much more.
The high resolution 2.5" LCD screen features a wide viewing angle for easy group viewing. The Image Inspection Tool enables instant checks for image sharpness.
Choose from 17 shooting modes including Special Scene modes to help with tricky lighting conditions, such as Night Snapshot and Snow. Shoot smooth VGA (30fps) and QVGA (60fps) video with Movie mode.
Apply special in-camera colour effects both during and after shooting. Lighten skin tones in portraits, or add extra vibrancy to blue skies for stunning, punchy landscapes.
A low-noise ISO 1600 setting combines with optical IS to enable flash-free shooting indoors and at night. High ISO Auto mode automatically sets an optimal high ISO setting to allow for faster shutter speeds, further reducing the effects of camera shake.
Safety Zoom takes advantage of the camera's large resolution to offer extra zoom magnification without affecting image quality. Capture images at up to 7.3x zoom with enough detail for lab-quality postcard (10 x 15cm) prints. Capture VGA quality stills for TV playback at 15x zoom.
Connect to any PictBridge compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button for instant photolab quality prints.
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC III with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||4.6 - 17.3 mm (35mm equivalent: 28 – 105mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 3.8x. Digital approx. 4x (with Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined approx. 15x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.8 – f/5.8|
|Construction||7 elements in 5 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|AF System / Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3cm|
|Metering Modes||Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF frame)|
|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, 1600|
|Speed||15 – 1/1,600 sec |
(Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more available in Long Shutter Mode only)
|Settings||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||2.5” P-Si TFT, approx. 207,000 pixels|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of fifteen levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50cm-4.0m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)|
|External Flash||Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater)|
|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. 1.7 fps¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 3072 x 2304, (M1) 2592 x 1944, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3072 x 1728, (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 4GB or 1 hour (L and M, 30/15fps) ¹ |
Up to 3 mins (S) ¹
Up to 1 min (M, 60fps) ¹
|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)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|My Camera||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||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, Ukrainian, Romanian|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC), |
16MB memory card supplied
|PC Macintosh||Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2|
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Drivers||TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery Life||Approx. 270 shots ¹ |
Approx. 360 min. playback
|AC Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30|
|Case||Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC9, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions||89.5 x 58.0 x 25.1mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 150g|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected
² 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|