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Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD780 IS / Digital IXUS 100 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Red

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Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD780 IS 12.1 MP  Camera Red*CAMERA ONLY*DENT*
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Product description
  • Exceptionally slender
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 3.0x zoom
  • Scene Detection technology for effortless ease
  • High speed processing
  • Anti-blur Anti-blur
  • Face Detection technology

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Product Information
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.

Product Features
  • Exceptionally slender
    With its ultra-slim metallic form, the Digital IXUS 100 IS takes digital camera design to new heights of elegance. Its combination of supremely slender profile and high performance is achieved by a combination of Canon technologies, including two special glass-molded UA lenses.
  • 12.1 megapixels
    A resolution of 12.1 megapixels captures every scene in rich amounts of detail. Turn images into poster-size prints, or creatively crop images without losing the detail necessary for larger prints.
  • 3.0x zoom
    A 3.0x optical zoom lens gives you framing flexibility when composing shots. Canon's in-lens optical Image Stabilizer works to deliver blur-free results throughout the zoom range.
  • Scene Detection technology for effortless ease
    Smart Auto mode uses intelligent Scene Detection Technology to determine subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The camera then searches an incredible 18 possible modes, and selects the one which offers the perfect settings for the scene.
  • High speed processing
    Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor drives exceptional processing speeds, responsive operation, superb image quality and color reproduction. Richly detailed, cleaner images, even at high ISO speeds, are the result of advanced noise reduction.
  • Anti-blur
    The Digital IXUS 100 IS combats blur with Motion Detection Technology. Activated in Smart Auto mode, this uses a range of technologies to ascertain movement of both camera and subject. The optimum ISO is then automatically set for any situation.
  • Face Detection technology
    A suite of Face Detection technologies detects faces in a shot and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance - for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. Blink Detection lets you avoid the disappointment of mistimed people shots. FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos and self-portraits easy, taking the shot when an extra face is detected in the frame.

Product Highlights

Product Identifiers
ModelDigital ELPH SD780 IS / Digital IXUS 100 IS
UPC0013803109603, 013803109580, 013803109603, 0689466114935, 4960999636948, 689466114935, 689466146998, 8714574533971

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution12.1 MP
Screen Size2.5"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Macro Focus Range3-50cm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera33 - 100mm

Max Shutter Speed1/1600 sec
Min Shutter Speed15 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Program
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.3 m - 3.5 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeReal-image zoom

Depth0.72 in.
Height2.15 in.
Width3.43 in.
Weight4.06 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Size2.5"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connector Types1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.5, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatH.264
Still Image FormatJPEG

Max Video Resolution1280 x 720

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, Automatic Face Tracking, Blink Detection, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Detection Self-timer, Histogram Display, Motion Detection, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Scene Detection Technology, USB 2.0 Compatibility, i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction)
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Shooting ProgramsAquarium, Beach, Digital macro, Fireworks, Foliage, High sensitivity, Indoor, Kids & pets, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Slow shutter, Snow, Stitch assist, Sunset, Underwater
Special EffectsBlack & White, Color Accent, Color Swap, Creative Light, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
Continuous Shooting Speed0.8 frames per second

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Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewVery Good


    Very small; simple operation; very good photo and HD movie quality; HDMI out.


    No optical zoom in Movie mode; generally soft photos; mixed performance.


    "If you need an ultracompact camera for your pocket or purse, strongly consider the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS."

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Created: 12/13/09

Big camera features in the smallest package

This camera has some drawbacks, small, weak flash. Poor high ISO performance. Slow AF indoors in normal home lighting. That said, this is still the most amazing P&S camera I've ever used. P&S cameras always have limitations, and this camera when used properly isn't much more limited than any other, but it's SIGNIFICANTLY smaller than any P&S I've ever used. It's literally the size of a deck of cards and rounded on the corners to slip into a pocket easily. The HD video isn't perfect, it's noisy indoors, but again, when you look at the camera used, it's pretty impressive. I haven't had a chance to try it outside in the daylight but I'd imagine it works much better that way. Turn on time for this camera is also very fast. I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone who wants a tiny camera with big features. For serious photography this is not the camera to go with, I bought it to supplement my D200 so I don't have to carry it around all the time to take good photos.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 04/03/11

great camera

The camera was everything I was looking for in a camera. It had both a digital viewer and an optical viewer,which is rare to find in a compact. It also has some of the best auto settings that I have ever seen. It is a little smaller than most compacts,which makes it a little bit harder for hitting the buttons all the time.You kinda have to look at the buttuns to find them. Pictures are of excellent quality,AND it does have manual settings that you can use in special situations. The video is HD but I would say it's more like 720p than 1080p. The sound is only out of one side of stereo,so a mix would have to be made to make it middle or stereo. Battery life seems to be pretty good,but since it has a built in Lithium battery,you would need to carry a charger with you,or what I done,buy an extra battery(about 8 bucks on Ebay).The optical viewfinder is small due to the size of the camera,but still very functional in needed places where sunlight makes it hard to see the screen. Although the screen is easier to see from than most other cameras All in all very pleased with the performance of the camera

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