Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Saturday mornings from 2.00 to 3.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
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Gadget of the Week
Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS
8 Megapixel sensor yields detailed images
Optical 3.8x zoom has a useful 28mm wide angle, so you can fit more into the picture. Most other cameras wide angle is only around 35mm.
Useful optical image stabilisation
Great 3-inch screen is a real eye-catcher
Fast operation thanks to Digic III processing
Lower picture noise than Canons 12-Megapixel IXUS 960 IS
Face detection function works well
Small enough to carry with you at all times
No optical viewfinder
Plastic construction gives a less solid feel when compared with the excellent build quality of the Titanium skinned Canon IXUS 960 IS
No fully manual mode
Competitive Internet price: c £205 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 9 Stars Whilst this 8-Megapixel camera is cheaper than the top of the range 12-Megapixel Canon IXUS 960 IS, its lower noise, and wider angle lens makes it as good as the 960 IS. This great little camera produces high quality images and is a joy to use.