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CanonPowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Good image quality (22)
  • Large clear LCD (22)
  • Zoom range/performance (22)
  • Image stabilization (18)

Cons

  • Short battery life (13)
  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (18)
  • Travel (16)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Low light (11)
  • Wildlife (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Casual photographer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

Dandy little thing!

By painthorse

from Indiana

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Limited Zoom

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

I have only had the camera for a week, and it came just in time for my daughter's Christmas program. It worked great taking pictures and video in low lighting, the power on is fast, and the continuous shooting is amazing. The zoom is good, but I wish it was more.

Overall, we're happy with it! Nice size to fits easily in my small purse.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Great pics and easy to use

By Fla Al

from Orlando, FL

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

Used mainly for family snaps , 10x zoom great feature. Takes great pics better than my old sony cyber shot. Used the movie mode too produced good results almost as good as my camcorder.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 8
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Excellent Point and Shoot camera

By DWM Jr

from Central N J

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • none so far

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

First,I excahnged the "Silver" one for the much nicer looking "Brown"camera. OK, I bought this camera for my wife as a birthday gift. She loves to take snap shots and the Canon PowerShot SD4500IS is the perfect set up for her. At ten megapixels and 10x opticle zoom she'll want for nothing. She loves it.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

MY COMPLACT POINT AND SHOOT

By jiobrien

from Fallbrook, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Viewfinder
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Candids
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Preview work
  • Street photos

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

This camera is literally attached to my hip. I carry it in a belt-case everywhere, even when I have one of my DSLRs in hand. I wanted a compact point and shoot that I could carry inconspicuously, that had adequate zoom and resolution for my casual use, and that made images that can be well rendered online or in print. At first, I was disappointed in the lack of 'manual controls,' but I've quickly learned to manipulate it using the broad array of electronic image controls. After reading reviews, I knew that battery life would be an issue; I purchased a extra battery. john

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Excellent product and service from B&H

By Boedone

from Lake Wales, FL

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

Home photos & videos. Small light weight camera with 10X Optical Zoom.
Mediocre battery life.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 7
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Camera, extremely satisfied

By Adam

from Tel Aviv, Israel

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

Great Camera with amazing features, brings out really amazing photos !
easy to use, especially for the Canon users.
10x optical zoom is brilliant !

it is a really semi-pro camera, that can maximize your potential, but can still carry in your jeans pocket when walking in the city !

good also as a "snap and shoot" camera, works fast, great colors.

HD video is very good quality,
night photos look stunning !

the only con is the weak battery... i bought an extra one.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

" love it"

By Tab

from Crown King, AZ

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

I bought this camera for myself and loved it, my husband had a chance to use it several times and when he went to Australia for work, I bought him one. We both really like the easy use of the camera.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Fine camera at a great price.

By Jim

from Andalusia, Alabama

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

    This camera is good for long shots as at the soccer field, on the basketball court, or at the beach. The 10x is a real plus. Also, it is small and easy to carry. This is a powerful camera in a small package at a good price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great for traveling!

    By MsApulina

    from Medellín, Colombia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No custom AF point
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Close-ups
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

    I come from using a DSLR camera, I brought this because I needed something more lightweight. I really like the custom colours and the widescreen function and also the optical zoom is great!!! The pictures really don't come out that noisy as with other cameras.
    The battery does run out quickly, so I would suggest getting replacement batteries to carry around.
    The auto mode gets the focus point quite accurately while the camera mode, only focuses the center of the image or the faces. I find that really annoying.
    This is a great camera for traveling easy photography.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great compact camera

    By PhotoR

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

    Great picture quality, full HD video, what else can we expect for this price.
    Very good camera for everyday use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great Camera

    By Tom

    from la palma ,ca

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

    Takes Great Pictures,HD video is very good.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Lives up to the high ratings.

    By Linda Lu

    from Athens, AL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

      Great for casual user or photo enthusiast. Plenty of features, love the 10x zoom, image quality and large LCD.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome

      By Teresa

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

        I haven't used this camera for a long period of time yet so I am not sure how well the battery life is but it does take awesome pictures. They look crisp and the colors come out great too. Has a lot of settings to chose from to make sure you will get the best picture possible. Good Camera to purchase.

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        • No

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        5.0

        great camera

        By Luka

        from Slovenia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

        This is my second canon camera and i love it! Canon really does a great job. Camera is small, lightweight and and looks really good. It has a lot of different functions, menu is easy to navigate. Zoom is impresive, image stabilization works.

        Battery is only really disappointment. It has really short life. Canon really can't afford to include such a low performance battery. There is no point having such a great camera and not being able to use it because of short battery life. Be sure to purchase another battery.

        Overall great camera for a great price.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice camera

        By novice photographer

        from cleveland, OH

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

          Great features in a small package.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          I highly recommend

          By PRO

          from Arlington, TX

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

          I really like this camera. It is a small and powerful camera, easy to handle, with a huge screen. You can easy pass from the shoot option to movie maker using the up button, and even take picture on the movie set, but the image quality will not be so good in this case. It has lots of different shoot options, including high-speed burst, which is really good to get a nice picture of moving things. Other really nice thing is the super slow motion movies. You can have a lot fun with that, but again the movie quality in this case is slower that the normal movies, but it is still good considering this camera make HD movies.
          The only "bad" thing about that camera is it overheat when stay on during a long period of time.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Point and Shoot Camera!

          By Todd in DC

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

              This is a great point and shoot camera. It has a 10x optical zoom and a decent size LCD. The lens is larger than previous Canon cameras I have had, but the larger lens allows great pictures even in low light. The battery life has been longer than expected so far.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great camera

              By Fish Food

              from Louisiana

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

                I don't know what everone is talking about when they say it has short battery life. We have not had that problem. Zoom is great for a smal camera and very easy to use.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Don't trust AUTO mode.

                By Busy Dad

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • AUTO mode Poor exposure
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

                Robust features. 10x optical zoom is excellent. AUTO mode led to some poorly exposed photos. Recommend shooting in P mode, instead. Purchased for frequent use taking family photos.

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                • No

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                4.0

                macro shots w great resolution

                By hidenthai

                from Thailand

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Camera (Silver):

                I bought this camera to replace my Canon powershot SD850 which was a great little all around camera I used mostly for macro shooting of insects & flowers. the auto focus doesnt have insect recognition so it takes a bit of patience to work w insects sometimes but the SD4500 has greatly improved resolution & sharpness seemingly beyond the 2 mp boost from 8 to 10 mp. it also has auto focusing boxes and reviews that were lacking in the SD850 but it doesnt seem to to be able to focus quite as close as the SD850 in digital mode zoom but the added resolution may make up for that in the cropping. the battery life is low compared to the SD850 but if your main concern is image quality you maybe happy still if you buy a few extra batteries and just go for the trade off of picture q. vs power life. also I sometimes shoot w one hand and since all the controls are near each other I have turned on the recorder by accident but im learning to avoid this. I havent yet used all the features but once I master its quirks I should be as happy as a pig in slop. overall I think the camera is a good value especially if your into shooting butterflies and larger sized insects. B&H has provided me w great cameras [...]for over 10 years.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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