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Powershot SD850 IS Digital ELPH Camera
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Canon Powershot SD850 IS Digital ELPH Camera

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH is a digital camera that will really get your creative juices flowing.

The PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH is a digital camera that will really get your creative juices flowing. It starts with a high resolution 8.0 Megapixel CCD, a 4x Optical Zoom with Canon's exclusive UA Lens and an Optical Image Stabilizer for steady zooming. There's also a DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection and Red-eye correction, an ISO 1600 setting for sharper images in low light, 5 Movie Modes and a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD with scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating for easy viewing.


  • Advanced 8.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 4x Optical Zoom featuring exclusive UA lens.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer Technology for steady, long zoom shooting.
  • DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction for even better image quality and functionality.
  • Vivid, high-resolution 2.5-inch PureColor LCD with scratch-resistant, anti-reflection coating for easier viewing.
  • Sensitivity range expanded to ISO 1600 for sharper photos in low light.
  • Be creative with Creative Light effects, and five movies modes including 30 fps VGA, Time Lapse and Fast Frame Rate.
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.


Image Capture Device
8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 8.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
5.8-23.2mm f/2.8-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 0.79 in.-1.6 ft./2-50cm (WIDE), 1.3-1.6 ft./40-50cm (TELE)
Digital Macro: 0.79 in.-1.6 ft./2-50cm (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Optical Viewfinder
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed
15-1/1600 sec.
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Program AE; AE lock available
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash Range
Normal: 1.6-11 ft./50cm-3.5m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes
Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Creative Light Effect), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control
Not available
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.3 fps
Image Storage
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 640 x 480 (2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps
Number of Recordable Images
  Small/N Small/F Small/SF Medium3/N Medium3/F Medium3/SF Medium2/N
File Size 84KB 150KB 249KB 278KB 558KB 1,002KB 445KB
32MB 270 171 111 99 52 29 64
SDC-128M 1,118 711 460 411 217 121 269
SDC-512MSH 4,317 2,747 1,777 1,590 839 471 1,041
  Medium2/F Medium2/SF Medium1/N Medium1/F Medium1/SF Large/N Large/F
File Size 893KB 1,602KB 695KB 1,395KB 2,503KB 980KB 2,060KB
32MB 32 18 41 20 11 29 14
SDC-128M 136 76 173 87 49 123 59
SDC-512MSH 529 295 671 339 190 479 231
  Large/SF Widescreen/N Widescreen/F Widescreen/SF
File Size 3,436KB 736KB 1,540KB 2,601KB
MMC-16MB 8 39 18 11
SDC-128M 35 166 79 47
SDC-512MSH 139 642 307 183
Time of Recordable Movies
  640 x 480 320 x 240
30 fps 15 fps 30 fps 15 fps
File Size 1,963KB/sec. 1,003KB/sec. 703KB/sec. 373KB/sec.
32MB 14" 27" 38" 1' 07"
SDC-128M 1' 01" 1' 56" 2' 42" 4' 39"
SDC-512MSH 3' 57" 7' 30" 10' 29" 17' 58"

  640 x 480 320 x 240 160 x 120
1" interval 2" interval 60 fps 15 fps
File Size 64KB/sec. 32KB/sec. 1,363KB/sec. 131KB/sec.
32MB 7' 30" 15' 00" 20" 3' 09"
SDC-128M 31' 45" 63' 30" 1' 27" 13' 02"
SDC-512MSH 123' 30" 247' 00" 5' 39" 50' 21"

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 File
Still 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, Transition Effects
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out
Audio Out
Memory 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
Power Source
1. Battery Pack NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 230 shots (NB-5L/LCD on)*; approx. 700 shots (NB-5L/LCD off)
Playback Time
Approx. 360 min. (NB-5L)

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

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
3.56 x 2.22 x 1.04 in./90.4 x 56.5 x 26.4mm
Approx. 5.82 oz./165g (camera body only)
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