20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera Questions & Answers


A screen that far damaged cannot be repaired at home. Inquire about the cost of repairs on Canon's website, then decide whether to do the repair or scrap it.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 31, 2017


Remove the battery for 24 hours

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 14, 2017


best way is to use SD card reader - faster than micro usb cable.

Picasa works well. Organize edit and share your photos

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015


Do you really need a driver?

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo management program.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 15, 2014


I had the same problem with the same camera. Ended up twisting the lens by hand back and forth while powering the camera on and off till the lens pins finally realined and let it close properly. Took alot of patience and care but has worked since. Usual cause of this problem is powering camera while the lens is blocked from extending, ie in a case, laying on its face etc.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 07, 2014


hi the following procedure is to set the date and time...
just do the following steps carefully.
1. Push the function/set button. Press the directional button down to select Date and Time.
2. Push the directional button to the right then down or up to set the date and time. Then press the function/set button to save it.
Then: to put the date and time on your pictures,
3. Push the selector button up to the camera icon, and press function/set. Scroll down to Date Stamp.
4. Scroll right to turn on the Date and Time Stamp, then up or down to until it says On.
Press function/set when your done.

That is your solution.after u set the date/time stamp is embedded in a picture, you can't take it out. ...


thank u
rate me

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 11, 2014


Repairing compact digital camreas is virtually impossible. I doubt even Canon itslef would do it for less than the cost of a new camera. I might be wrong.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 11, 2014


If you have the right tools and the skills it can be done. Look at ifixit dot com, because the have video tutorials of how to repair a camera (or laptop or any electronic thing)
But first you have to be sure it is the lens and not just a setting or a switch, broken flat cable or corrosion. My guess is, you can buy a new camera that makes better quality pictures than your SD870, for less then a new lens unit will cost. But I can be wrong??

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013


Since you have a Canon digital camera, you can have it fixed at camerasandparts.com That one runs $79 all in for the repair and the service for your camera. They do really great service on these cameras.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 08, 2012


You'll need to have it serviced and you'll be enjoying your camera again. Since you have a Canon, you can go with this place: www.camerasandparts.com They just service the Canons exclusively and they do exceptional work. The best part, it's only $79 through them with parts, labor and shipping back included in the cost, plus they include the servicing for the camera with the repair which is a big plus. You never just want to have it repaired, servicing the camera is the key so that it will work perfectly once the repair is done. Since you have a Canon, they're the place. That's all they work on are these models. Good luck with the problem.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012


Have it serviced and they perform like new again! Try this place: www.camerasandparts.com They just service the Canons exclusively and they not only very affordable but they do excellent work. It's $79 through them with parts labor and service for the camera included. Having it serviced at the time of the repair is the key, this place includes that automatically with their service packages. If you need help with one of these, they're the place for the Canons!

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012


The best advice is to have it fixed properly. Once these are serviced correctly, they tend to perform like they should. The place that can fix that one is www.camerasandparts.com They do the service for the camera with the repair which is the key to it working the way it should. It's only $79 with them for that service package and it covers parts labor and shipping back. Their the best deal if you need to have a Canon serviced. Their work is as good as it gets for these cameras.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012


There are three main reasons for blurry pictures.
Pictures may come out blurry if they're not focused properly. If some objects are sharp and others are not, this may indicate focusing on the wrong subject. This is usually not a major problem with compact point&shoot cameras since they have such a wide field of focus that almost everything will be in focus anyway.
Subject motion. If moving objects blur while stationary objects remain sharp then the shutter speed is too slow to freeze the motion. Try switching to the sports mode, and/or add more light.
Camera motion. This is the most common cause. Set your camera on a table or other stable surface and use the self-timer to take a picture. Take another one while holding the camera. Compare the two on your computer.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 22, 2012


Go to this website for solutions:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 01, 2011


Having gone over two months without a reply to my query, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011

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