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Marketed April 2006

The IXY DIGITAL 800 IS is the first Canon IXY DIGITAL-series camera equipped with a lens-shift optical image stabilizer (IS) and a 4x optical zoom lens. Even with such additions, the camera maintains the compact and stylish body shape representative of the IXY series thanks to advancements in technology to reduce the size of the IS unit and integrate the IS controller onto a single microchip. Also contributing to image stabilization and the prevention of subject blur is the newly incorporated High ISO AUTO function, which automatically increases ISO sensitivity to the equivalent of 800.

Other enhancements adding to the appeal of the new model include a high-resolution 6.0-megapixel CCD sensor and 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle. The camera also features sophisticated Curvature & Stream Design styling complemented by an attractive tricolor finish.

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 6.0 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 6.2 megapixels)
Lens 5.8(W)-23.2(T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35(W)-140 (T) mm), f/2.8(W)-f/5.5 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, TFT color LCD, Approx. 173,000 dots (Picture Coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus, Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance (From the front of the lens) Normal 45 cm(1.5ft.)-infinity
Macro 2-60 cm(W)/40-60 cm(T)(0.79 in-2.0ft.(W)/1.3-2.0ft.(T))
Infinity 3m(9.8ft.)-infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 15-1/1600 sec. The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to center)
Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Auto*1, High ISO Auto*1, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent

*1 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.

White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H or Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on,
flash off, slow synchro
Flash Range Normal 50 cm-3.5m(1.6-11.5ft)(W),50 cm-2.0m(1.6-6.6ft)(T)
Shooting Modes Still images Auto,Manual*2,Digital Macro*3
Stitch assist*3,Special Scene*4
Movies Standard,Fast Rate,Compact,Color Accent,Color Swap

*2 Long shutter mode available.
*3 Selectable in Manual mode.
*4 Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap.

Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media SD memory card/MultiMedia Card
This camera has been tested with memory cards through 2GB.
Use of all memory cards cannot be guaranteed.
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type Still images Exif 2.2(JPEG)*5
Movies AVI(Image data: Motion JPEG;Audio data:WAVE(monaural))

*5 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print” ). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images
Large 2816×2112 pixels
Medium 1 2272×1704 pixels
Medium 2 1600×1200 pixels
Small 640×480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode 1600×1200 pixels
Widescreen 2816×1584 pixels
Standard 640x480pixels(30 or 15 frames/sec.)
320x240pixels(30 or 15 frames/sec.)
Color Accent
Color Swap
Fast Frame Rate 320×240 pixels(60 frames/sec.)
Compact 160×120 pixels(15 frames/sec.)
The Maximum Length of a Movie Clip
Standard Recording continues until the memory card is full.*6
(Records up to a maximum of 1GB at one time.)
Color Accent
Color Swap
Fast Frame Rate Records for 1 min.
Compact Records for 3 min.

*6 Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).

Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) on the LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Jump (jumps to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of those sharing a certain shooting date, to movies, or to the first image in a folder. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 1 min.), Slide show, My Colors or Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible).
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source Battery Pack NB-5L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Operating Temperature 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions 90.4×56.5×26.4 mm (3.56×2.22×1.04 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 165 g (5.82 oz.) (camera body only)