Canon PowerShot SD780IS

Canon SD780IS is the perfect travel/everyday camera. The size of the camera is astonishing. It is slightly smaller than an average size business card and about as thin as a new deck of playing cards.

Yet it’s easy to use, simple controls/menu, nice features/settings, bright LCD, excellent image quality, lightweight/portable, compact volume. If you are looking for a full featured camera that takes great pictures in all light then this isn’t for you, but for the size and portability the auto setting does a fantastic job in most settings.

It comes in red, black, silver or gold.

As it also provides a reasonable quality HD video that you can play back straight through your TV, you have most angles covered with this great little camera.

PowerShot SD780 IS Highlights

12.1-megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon’s commitment to innovation defines the excitement of the PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH. 12.1-megapixel resolution is more than a number, it’s your cutting-edge link to the outstanding clarity and quality you’ve always wanted in your images. Think bold and big, because razor-sharp oversized prints are a breeze. Get the picture? It’s absolutely brilliant.

HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
The PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition monitor. You’ll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH to Smart AUTO and you’re ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It’s a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you’re getting dramatic, memorable images.

Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 20 Shooting Modes, you’re ready for whatever shot comes your way.

A Face Detection Self-Timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces and makes the appropriate adjustments. For instance, to include the photographer’s face in a group shot, there’s no need to rush in. Just put the camera on a stand or tripod, specify Face Detection Self-Timer, and the camera will wait for the photographer’s face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. Motion Detection tracks moving subjects in a much larger range, and the Servo AF retains focus on a moving subject after the shutter button is pressed halfway allowing you to wait for the perfect shot without refocusing.

What’s in the Box

  • 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)

What’s Not in the Box

All in all, it was a good purchase and will be coming with me on all camera excursions and trips. It may very well be the camera that “gets the shot” that my big DSLR doesn’t because of it always being at my hip and ready to shoot in a couple of seconds.

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