I have both cameras SD800 and SD900....I wanted to decide via reading and assesing the reviews, but couldn't seem to get a fix on which was best for me.....so sought to find out for myself and return one of them.
Unfortunately, I like them both..but for different reasons. I do want easy, well framed non blurry shots, but also am a key believer in great resolution....here is what I have found after 1 week with both:
*The SD900 has amazing resolution and clarity....really amazing
*The IS really does work and the wide angle is fun......really fun
Guess I am gonna carry 2 around till Canon puts IS in the next generation of digital elph. If I had to choose one it would be the SD900...the pics are really amazing for a small compact.....really !!
I can live with a few fuzzy shots out of a card, but the SD800 pics beyond anything other than auto with flash indoor at low ISO looked poor...and some look very poor. However, how many people feel the need to turn off the flash indoors.........any zooming beyond normal (without flash) was of poor quality. Outdoor shots were fine..except beyond regular zoom ratio.
I have the Nikon D80 and its a great camera, but need small one for quick oportunities. My pick would be the SD900 because I rarely ended up with shake problems and can live with an occasional blur.
Not knocking the sd800..........does what it says but not for the resolution faint of heart. The SD900 has no competition to date in the resolution category for small compacts.
Best News is Canon delivers on each promise..just not completely on both