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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - SD780 IS

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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - SD780IS

Instant impressions. Lasting memories.
It may be the slimmest Digital ELPH Canon has ever created, but the impact couldn't be bigger. The PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH 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.

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-inch 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.

Package Content:

  • PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-4L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LV
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

Specifications:

  • Type of Camera
    • 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 Device
    • Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
    • Total Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
    • Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
  • Lens
    • 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 & Monitor
    • Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
    • LCD Monitor: 2.5-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)
    • LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 dots
    • LCD Coverage: 100%
  • Aperture and Shutter
    • 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.
  • Exposure Control
    • 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
    • White Balance Control
      Auto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
  • Flash
    • 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 Specifications
    • 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: My Colors
      • 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
  • Image Storage
    • 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 Specifications
    • 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
  • Erasing Specifications
    • 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
  • Interfaces
    • 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 Supply
    • Power Source
      1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L
      2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (optional)
    • Shooting Capacity: Still Image: approx. 210 shots*
    • Playback Time: Approx. 300 min. * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
  • Physical Specifications
    • Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
    • Operating Humidity: 10-90%

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3.43"
  • Height: 2.15"
  • Depth: 0.72"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit(camera body only): 4.06 oz.
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.15"
Width (inches)3.43"
Depth (inches)0.72"
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length5.9-17.9mm
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.5"
LCD TypeTFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2 sec., 10 sec.
Shutter Speed15-1/1500 sec.
Storage MediaSD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Power SourceRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, AC Adapter
White BalanceAuto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
  

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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good image quality (7)
  • Large clear LCD (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Image stabilization (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (8)
    • Travel (7)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Low light (4)
    • Video (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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    5.0

    Best of its class!

    By Photo Geek

    from Alaska

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anything
      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780IS Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      This is a great camera. You will not find another better Point and Shoot camera ANYWHERE! It has multiple uses and is easy to use. Great buy!

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      A camera I never leave behind!

      By Air Baja

      from Riverside, Ca.

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780IS Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      It is so small an handy I take it everywhere. I never miss a shot, seems like the size of a cell phone, yet it has 12,1 pixels.

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      4.0

      Best Camera in its class

      By dr neil

      from Lake Success, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780IS Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        Buy this camera! Amazing pics, Small, Simple to use built in software. Brought cable to connect camera to tv on trip and watched an amazing slide show of pics from my cruise. I was so amazed of the quality that i can't wait to get some pics printed up!! Also watched a show in the cruise theater where flash was not allowed. Shut the flash off, took some pics and walla! great shots!

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        5.0

        well rounded shooter

        By 870 owner

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780IS Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          great for when i dont want to lug around the DSLR at family events. love the compact size and that it shoots well (video and photo).

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          4.0

          Great slim camera

          By clark1395

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Poor video quality

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780IS Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          Camera takes really nice pictures for an amatuer photgrapher. Lag time between shots is long. Supposed HD video is terrible. Not worth getting camera for video feature.

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          4.0

          Love This Camera

          By Meesh

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780IS Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            I travel a lot and I like to take pictures of things I find interesting. This camera allows me to take great photos and videos of my adventures. Even in a travel case it fits in my purse without taking up a great deal of room. This is my second Cannon. I previously own a SD1100 which was fantastic. Didn't think I'd find a better camera until I found this one. I gave the SD1100 to my mom and she's happy.

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            4.0

            small package, fast focus

            By haruman

            from El segundo, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Poor Image Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Red 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              Could be better with macro, and pictures are too dark. Though, in daylight it's pretty good. The focus is really fast for different scenes and lighting. Good deal from abt.

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              5.0

              beautiful, I cant expect anything more.

              By kumar

              from Tampa

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Can record HD video
                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                Very beautiful camera, Takes wonderful pictures. I love this camera.

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                5.0

                Big Performance in a compact package.

                By fredokie

                from outside of Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Excellent in Low Light
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Good sized screen
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom
                • Nice Features and Settings

                Cons

                • Shutter Lag
                • Sunlight blinds screen

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Photos
                • Home
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Red 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                Great camera in a small package. Uses standard memory chips rather than custom like Sony. Easy to use without too many confusing options. Will buy another one soon. Has view finder that needs to be used in bright sunlight.

                Service and delivery comments:

                FANTASTIC SERVICE. Ordered one day and received it the second day. Free Shipping. Easy to use web site and no hidden "gotchas." I will definitely be buying more form ABT. Thanks!

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                5.0

                Very satisfied

                By Pacesetter

                from White Plains NY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright LCD
                • Easy Setup
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Fun

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SD780IS Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

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                  Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

                  Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

                  UPC Code: 013803109412
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