Significant technology upgrades and a richly sophisticated design make the PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera so easy to say "yes" to. Your best shot is never too far away, thanks to a hugely powerful lens that boasts a 10x Optical Zoom. Your videos will have all the lifelike realism of Full HD (1920 x 1080) - and you'll share them instantly on your HDTV with a simple cable connection. You'll shoot what you want, when you want and in every situation your images will be better than you ever imagined.
Canon's HS SYSTEM (10.0 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor plus DIGIC 4 Image Processor) delivers gorgeous images in low light, while the advanced Smart AUTO intelligently manages an expanded, diverse array of shooting situations for stills and videos, so you can focus on composition and creativity. You'll have easy, intuitive access to features that put your photography on the cutting edge, like Super Slow Motion Movie and High-Speed Burst. While this fresh, modern take on a style icon will certainly get your PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera noticed, you'll find just as much to notice in its ramped up power and performance.
The Canon SD4500 IS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon SD4500 IS: Compact, Durable, Easy to use, Excellent image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good battery life, Good image quality, Good in low light, Good low-light performance, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings and Simple controls/menu
Most Liked Positive Review
Awesome camera...other than the battery
I originally bought the Canon SX20 IS and returned it because of the size and the picture clarity was not near what the SD4500 is! I love almost everything about this camera! I looove the color! It also has tons of options and features. It takes perfect pictures!!! I've only done a couple videos but when zooming it seems to take a second to focus so sometimes you lose clarity. Overall, the videos are excellent as well though. The buttons are different than most other cameras but I have yet to...View full Review
I originally bought the Canon SX20 IS and returned it because of the size and the picture clarity was not near what the SD4500 is! I love almost everything about this camera! I looove the color! It also has tons of options and features. It takes perfect pictures!!! I've only done a couple videos but when zooming it seems to take a second to focus so sometimes you lose clarity. Overall, the videos are excellent as well though. The buttons are different than most other cameras but I have yet to look at the manual and I've used every setting. By trial and error I was able to figure most of it out. My one disappointment is the battery. It is a cool looking battery and I was told the size and shape allowed for some of the cameras features to be fit into the compact size, but the battery does not last long at all! I would reccommend buying a backup battery...or 2.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not What I Expected
I previously owned an SD1100, but purchased this one because of the extended zoom. The camera takes a very long time to focus and there is quite a bit of shutter lag. It overexposed some flash images. Also there are no manual settings. There are better values out there for this price. The battery has the shortest life of any camera I have ever used.
Reviewed by 34 customers
If i have my purse, I have my camera, and I only buy purses that have a pocket that I can dedicate to a camera. I never know who or what will occur, and I may want to preserve its image. That's why I picked this camera. It is small, sturdy, and has lots of versitility---I can photograph a friend, a bird in a tree outside my house, or object indoors in dim light. My photos have been used in political campaigns, for business publications, on Christmas cards, and memory CD's. Some of my photos are on the internet. This small portable camera plus great photo editing software have replaced hours in a photo lab and dollars spent on film and paper where things didn't turn out quite right. Now I just use my computer. This camera has replaced a big SLR that cost twice as much.
battery drain extremely quit for HD recording and taking pictures
plan to use for short videos of baby; similar to our other canon cameras. did not ship with sd card?
My wife and I love this camera since its predecessor - Canon PowerShot SD3500IS. After I dropped the SD3500 too many times and finally broke it, I bought the SD4500 immediately to replace it. And it is the best point-and-shoot camera I've ever used! The 24mm f/2 lens makes it such a powerful little camera that can outperform so many of its competitors in many situations. Friends and family are always impressed by the picture quality. Btw, you can always show off it's cool "touch panel" features to your friends while reviewing the awesome pictures with them too! I myself is a "serious amateur" photographer and I have quite a few professional photography gear. but when it comes to taking pictures at dinners, parties, or while traveling, this camera is simply the best! I have to admit that the ease of use and high quality of this camera makes me want use my professional SLR less and less....
This has been the best purchase I have made, when it comes to electronics. I have traveled the world with this camera and it has taken the best photos and videos. Not very far from a Professional grade video and photo quality. I am always on a rush since I work when I travel so when I go sightseeing this camera gives me no issues at all and I can move along very quickly snapping away and taking with me unforgettable images. The features are many and I have used all of them. I know I will use this camera for like 10 years.
I use the kamera and Ikelite 6240.45 Underwater Camera Housingfor under voter foto in fiss farm It is mine 5th Ixus kamera the are gettin better and better fast and easy tou use cons, olves thenchin batteri and charcher betthvine kamera
The picture quality is great for the price,in auto mode you can get some great pics,even with the 10 x zoom good pics at a distance is not a problem.The only thing that I don`t like is the shutter speed people have to stand and smile for a little while before they see a flash,but if no one has to catch a plane and is patient you will most of the time get what you want out of this camera.
Very good product
This camera does a great job at showing light as it is seen. Over all the quality of the photo are great. The zoom is a good size for such a light small camera. I have found that the program mode does a better job at auto adjusting then the auto mode. The battery sometimes last most of the day and other time it only last a couple of hours even when charged as recommended. The battery is also hard to find in stores. The handheld night mode is great if you have a very steady hand as it takes multiple shoots and combines them, this mode produces great photos of lights at night but the tripod or mono pole help. While there are small things that could be improved this is a great camera and dose the job needed.
Love the size! It does most of what the big cameras do PLUS if fits in your pocket. We travel, and like to get off the beaten path, we might have left a bigger camera in the room. I'm glad we were able to get all of our vacations. Do buy a battery, two should be plenty. I almost never use a flash as the low light shots are 10 times better than other cameras.