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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH Camera with 12.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.5" TFT Color LCD Display, Black

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About Canon

The Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH Digital Camera captivates the senses with bold saturated colors and a daringly original design that matches the intensity of Canon's most innovative camera technology. Even when picture-taking conditions seem pretty unforgiving, you've got Canon on your side. So the shots you used to miss are the images you'll now be sharing and the movies you never took before will be HD unforgettable.

Canon Features

  • Ultra slim and ultra hip design in 4 colors: Red, Black, Silver and Gold.
  • Compact yet feature rich with 12.1 Megapixel resolution, 3x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.
  • Large, crisp 2.5" PureColor LCD II and wide viewing angle.
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor has evolved Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-timer.

Canon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3" type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length
5.9-17.9mm f/3.2-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 33-100mm)
Digital Zoom
4x
Focusing Range
Normal: 1.0 ft./30cm-infinity (W), 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W)
Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in. /3-10cm (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.5" TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage
100%
Maximum Aperture
f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed
15-1/1500 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
1-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1.5-6.6 ft./45cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor
Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects
Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Self-Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 fps
Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression
Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 4000 x 3000 (Large), 3264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2592 x 1944 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen)
Movie: High Definition: 1280 x 720 (30 fps); Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Available up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)/60 min. (SD) per clip
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, By Date, By Folder, By File Type, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out
NTSC/PAL
Audio Out
Monaural
Other
Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; Memory card slot: direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (optional)
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 210 shots
Playback Time
Approx. 300 min.
Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity
10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.43" x 2.15" x 0.72" / 87.0 x 54.5 x 18.4mm
Weight
Approx. 4.06 oz./115g (camera body only)
Warranty
Canon 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #
3590B001
SKU
ICASD780BK

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dynamite in a Palm Size Camera!!!

I found that carrying my Canon EOS 5D everywhere was starting to weigh me down after a few hours. I needed a compact camera to slip in my shirt pocket for the more casual photo ops throughout the day. What a pleasant surprise the SD 780 has been! I find that it takes clean, sharp images that are easily workable in Photoshop. It's easy to use and has no lag time. I am very pleased with the results from this little "giant".

Reviewed by 8 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Perfect pocket camera

By

I have a Canon DSLR so if I need to take time to set up a shot I am going to use that. This is the perfect camera to pull out and take quick brainless pictures. Only improvement would be a bigger screen.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

4-9-2010

By

Small size - easy to misplace. Liked the HD video content.

 
4.0

I DID buy this again!

By

Had this camera and it was stolen, bought the same one as I love the size and functions

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera for the money

By

Purchased this camera as a gift for the wife. So far it's been a great all around little camea. Very happy with the image quality, I think this little camera will get a lot more use than my Digital SLR. Small size, rugid design - I purchased a spare battery, and it's come in handy several times. For me battery life was about 120 photos when using flash and zoom. Great Camera

 
4.0

Nice little ultracompact

By

Having owned many compact cameras and other Elphs, this is the best of the bunch. Super small, unobtrusive (in black) and I carry it everywhere since it fits in any pocket. Obviously it is not very good for anything that moves but for snapshots etc. it is great. Ok indoors without flash if stabilized on any object and use 2 second shutter trip. Picture quality is excellent for size of sensor. Bought one for wife and daughter, who used another brand, and they like this better for the reasons listed above.

 
5.0

Nice Camera [...]

By

A really nice portable camera that takes high quality photos. The quality of the photos is far far better than those taken by Sony, Samsung or Olympus cameras. I took the pictures inside the cave and the pictures came sharp. It used to give me dark photos inside that cave with Sony and other cameras

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely love it!!!!

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It's small and light and perfect to bring anywhere with you yet takes amazing pictures!

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dynamite in a Palm Size Camera!!!

By

I found that carrying my Canon EOS 5D everywhere was starting to weigh me down after a few hours. I needed a compact camera to slip in my shirt pocket for the more casual photo ops throughout the day. What a pleasant surprise the SD 780 has been! I find that it takes clean, sharp images that are easily workable in Photoshop. It's easy to use and has no lag time. I am very pleased with the results from this little "giant".

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