PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
See more – in style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
19 shooting modes - including a new Sunset mode, for stunning photos at sundown - deliver great results in tricky lighting conditions.
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.
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||5.0 - 20.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28 – 112mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 4x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx.1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined approx. 16x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.8 – f/5.8|
|Construction||7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements including 1 double-sided UA element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)|
|AF Modes||Single, Servo AF¹|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||2cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)|
|AE Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1/60 - 1/1600 sec (factory default) |
15 - 1/1600 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||3.0” PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of fifteen levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||30cm - 4.2m (W) / 2.0m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto, P, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200¹, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist)|
|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, FaceSelf-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.4 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. |
Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Movies||640 x 480, 30fps |
320 x 240, 30fps
|Movie Length||Up to 4GB or 1 hour 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||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]|
|Sound Files||WAVE (monaural)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||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., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer|
|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, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB memory card supplied|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP SP2 / Vista (including SP1) |
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 310 shots ¹ |
Approx. 420 min. playback
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30|
|Case||Soft Leather Case DCC-75, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC26, 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 (WxHxD, excl. protrusions)||93.8 x 56.8 x 23.6mm|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 155g|
|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.
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity.|
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.|
|Modes||¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200|