Canon Powershot SD790 IS Digital Camera, 10 Megapixels - Refurbished

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About Canon

Canon Powershot SD790 IS Digital Camera has Chiseled edges with a subtle gleam which gives this PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH distinctive sculptural appeal. Just as attractive are its high-end specifications, including 10 megapixels of resolution plus Face Detection and Motion Detection Technology that delivers the ultimate in crisp, clear, amazingly detailed images. Prepare to be transfixed by the view from the camera's 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II screen. With rich, accurate color and superb clarity, the screen is easy to view at wide angles too - perfect for gathering a group around to see your images.

The PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH offers impressive core technologies. The 10.0-megapixel CCD gives you extraordinary flexibility in cropping and enlarging: the detail and resolution are so fine that you can take any part of an image and enlarge it with confidence. The 3x optical zoom can more than handle your everyday shooting. Canon's exclusive Optical Image Stabilizer automatically detects and cancels camera shake, ensuring that your images are crisp and blur-free throughout the zoom range.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (8),Easy to use (7),Image stabilization (5),Easy to keep clean (3),Good image quality (3),Simple controls (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (7),Family photos (6),Fun (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6)

Canon Features

  • Advanced 10.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • View your crisp clear images on a large 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II screen for bright, accurate color with great viewing from a wide range of angles
  • Improved Face Detection Technology sets the focus, exposure, flash and white balance automatically, allowing greater freedom of shooting before, during and after taking the image
  • Stand out in a crowd with an edgy, stylish design combined with a cool new button configuration for great operability
  • Motion Detection Technology automatically detects subject movement and optimizes exposure control and ISO settings to reduce image blur
  • DIGIC III Image Processor for superior image quality and improved functionality
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select Pixma Photo Printers and Selphy Compact Photo Printers

Canon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash
Optical Zoom
3x
Digital Zoom
4x
Megapixel
10
Focal Length
6.2-18.6mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm)
Focusing Range
Normal: 12 in./30cm-infinity
Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W), 12 in.-1.6 ft./30-50cm (T)
Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in./3-10cm (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder
N/A
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage
100%
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/4.9 (T)
Shutter Speed
1/60-1/1500 sec., 15-1/1500 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Exposure Control Method
Program AE; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
12 in.-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 12 in.-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time
10-sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
N/A
Shooting Modes
Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot0, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
Self-Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control
Not available
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.4 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
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 640 x 480 (up to 2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 160 x 120 (up to 3 min. at 15 fps)
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, 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
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional)
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 330 shots
Playback Time
Approx. 420 min.
Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity
10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.61 x 2.24 x 0.82 in./91.6 x 56.8 x 20.9mm
Weight
Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera body only)
Warranty
1 year Warranty by Adorama
Mfr #
2554B008AA
SKU
ICASD790ISR

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

So glad I got this camera!

I am a semi-pro photographer and primarily use a DSLR for my work, but wanted to replace a stolen point-and-shoot for everyday use, and I am glad that I decided on this little gem. It's a beautiful design, the screen is wonderfully big, and the features on the back are sleek and easy to use. Some people new to photography may not get the full benefit of some of its features (controllable ISO, manual settings, etc) but if you read about it, there's a fair amount to control. The megapixels are ...

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I am a semi-pro photographer and primarily use a DSLR for my work, but wanted to replace a stolen point-and-shoot for everyday use, and I am glad that I decided on this little gem. It's a beautiful design, the screen is wonderfully big, and the features on the back are sleek and easy to use. Some people new to photography may not get the full benefit of some of its features (controllable ISO, manual settings, etc) but if you read about it, there's a fair amount to control. The megapixels are nice and photo quality is generally pretty good. I have found that not using flash in lower light conditions produces very shaky images...much shakier than I would like, but I suppose that comes with the point and shoot territory. I also haven't figured how to play back video on the camera with sound. I ALSO really like that you can simply review the pictures by pressing the little "play" arrow without turning the whole camera on and extending the lens. Also, once the camera is all the way on, if you want to take a picture, all you have to do is press the shutter button annd it switches you back to photo mode. There's no "switch" or slider to go back and forth, so that's useful. Definitely recommend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible!

Being a lover of Cannon this camera is horrifically disappointing. I want to be rid of it as soon a possible. I came to the store to replace my old cannon (and perhaps upgrade); the salesman said would make me happy. Unfortunately he could not have been more wrong. Do not buy this camera. Slow shutter speed, clumsy menu, horrible picture quality, grainy images and terrible colour.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

Great p&s camera

By

from Bridgeport, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

This was one of the best image quality pocket size cameras from Canon. I lost it but still have the great shots taken with it.

 
5.0

Great little camera

By

from Bridgeport, CT  -  Casual Photographer

The style of this camera is nice.

 
4.0

Small, Yet Flexible

By

from LaCrosse, WI  -  Casual Photographer

1.) Versatile 2.) Compact 3.) Easy to use 4.) Great quality in a small package 5.) Not bulky, heavy or confusing to use

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pictures, sleek camera

By

from Fayette, MO  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have a Canon Rebel but find I use this camera more often because I carry it in my small purse! 10MP gives me room to crop my photos. When turned off, the lense telescopes in and a protective cover slides over it so the whole camera is encased in a sturdy metal case. It is a camera that can be used very simply or you can choose options to be very creative. My husband uses it because he only needs to turn it on and press the shutter, I like to have options for lighting and color, et. I also bought this camera for my sister and brother-in-law.

 
5.0

Love this camera- Perfect!

By

from Memphis, TN  -  Photo Enthusiast

I love this camera. Great price, operates just like or better than new. Thanks!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great camera yet a bit Junky

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

this camera takes very clear pictures. I was very happy with it until it broke and i wasn't able to fix it. It breaks very fast. Although it is a great camera i would rather buy a different model # from canon.

(1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible!

By

from New York, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Being a lover of Cannon this camera is horrifically disappointing. I want to be rid of it as soon a possible. I came to the store to replace my old cannon (and perhaps upgrade); the salesman said would make me happy. Unfortunately he could not have been more wrong. Do not buy this camera. Slow shutter speed, clumsy menu, horrible picture quality, grainy images and terrible colour.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect companion

By

from Yardley,PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Wanted a camera that my wife could carry in her purse and that I could "borrow" when my dslr was to big or I forgot it.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So glad I got this camera!

By

from Chicago, IL  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I am a semi-pro photographer and primarily use a DSLR for my work, but wanted to replace a stolen point-and-shoot for everyday use, and I am glad that I decided on this little gem. It's a beautiful design, the screen is wonderfully big, and the features on the back are sleek and easy to use. Some people new to photography may not get the full benefit of some of its features (controllable ISO, manual settings, etc) but if you read about it, there's a fair amount to control. The megapixels are nice and photo quality is generally pretty good. I have found that not using flash in lower light conditions produces very shaky images...much shakier than I would like, but I suppose that comes with the point and shoot territory. I also haven't figured how to play back video on the camera with sound. I ALSO really like that you can simply review the pictures by pressing the little "play" arrow without turning the whole camera on and extending the lens. Also, once the camera is all the way on, if you want to take a picture, all you have to do is press the shutter button annd it switches you back to photo mode. There's no "switch" or slider to go back and forth, so that's useful. Definitely recommend.

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