There are two main differences between these cameras:
Originally Posted by sal329
The SD870 IS has a lens that features a wider angle of view but shorter telephoto reach...28-105mm (35mm equiv.). The lens on the SD850 IS has a range of 35-140mm, so you lose on the wide end but gain on the telephoto end.
Also the SD870 IS has a larger LCD but does not have an optical viewfinder (something that is very handy to have in bright sunlight which tends to wash out the LCD). The SD850 IS does have an optical viewfinder.
Last edited by JTL; 12-14-2007 at 01:32 PM.
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