Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera (Black)

BH #CAPSSD780B • MFR #3590B001
Canon
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 3x Optical Zoom (33-100mm)
  • 2.5" PureColor II LCD
  • Real-Image Optical Zoom Viewfinder
The Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera provides a 12.1 megapixel resolution and a 3x Optical Zoom lens with Canon's renowned Optical Image Stabilization system to produce excellent image quality, even under low light shooting conditions. The camera incorporates the exclusive DIGIC 4 image processor which offers impressive response times and also powers Canon's unique Face Detection and Noise Reduction Technologies, making it easier for users to capture sharp, well-exposed images in any shooting situation. Furthermore, the 2.5" PureColor II LCD display has a tough scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coating featuring Night Display for easy viewing in low light. The camera also has a real-image optical viewfinder, that zooms along with the lens. With all of these premium features, the PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Elph is also incredibly slim, measuring only 0.8" (21 mm) deep, and possesses a clean, minimalist design that evokes the classic Canon Elph film camera.
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Canon SD780 IS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 212.1 Megapixel Resolution
  • 33x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 4Optical Image Stabilizer Technology
  • 5Slim, Stylish Design
  • 6DIGIC 4 Processor
  • 7Face Detection Technology
  • 8Face Self-Timer
  • 9Advanced Red-eye Correction
  • 10Intelligent Contrast Correction
  • 11High ISO Sensitivity
  • 12Shoot & View Video in HD
  • 1320 Shooting Modes and My Colors Photo Effects
  • 14Smart Auto Mode
  • 15High-Resolution 2.5" PureColor II LCD

The Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Elph Digital Camera provides a 12.1 megapixel resolution and a 3x Optical Zoom lens with Canon's renowned Optical Image Stabilization system to produce excellent image quality, even under low light shooting conditions. The camera incorporates the exclusive DIGIC 4 image processor which offers impressive response times and also powers Canon's unique Face Detection and Noise Reduction Technologies, making it easier for users to capture sharp, well-exposed images in any shooting situation. Furthermore, the 2.5" PureColor II LCD display has a tough scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coating featuring Night Display for easy viewing in low light. The camera also has a real-image optical viewfinder, that zooms along with the lens. With all of these premium features, the PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Elph is also incredibly slim, measuring only 0.8" (21 mm) deep, and possesses a clean, minimalist design that evokes the classic Canon Elph film camera.

12.1 Megapixel Resolution

The 12.1 megapixel resolution of the SD780 IS Digital Elph ensures that images are captured with all the detail needed for large photo quality prints

3x Optical Zoom Lens

The genuine Canon 3x optical zoom lens on the SD780 produces images with all the clarity and brilliance you'd expect from a world leader in advanced optics technology. The 3x zoom range can handle most typical shooting situations while the 4x digital zoom is included to get extra close with a combined zoom rage of 12x

Optical Image Stabilizer Technology

The lens of the SD780 is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects for camera shake so you'll get steady, crisp, brilliant images - under just about any shooting conditions

Slim, Stylish Design

The SD780 IS has a chic, modern, minimalist design akin to the classic Canon Elph film cameras, with a classic Box & Circle design

DIGIC 4 Processor

Delivering fast, responsive camera performance and superb image rendering, the DIGIC 4 processor also enables Canon's Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Furthermore, the processor incorporates iSAPS scene-recognition technology using an internal database of thousands of different photos to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance

Face Detection Technology

Canon's powerful Face Detection Technology delivers impressive results - simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. The SD780 IS also adds Face Detection White Balance - calculating white balance for the best possible skin tones. Furthermore, the Face Select and Track features lets the SD780 IS Digital ELPH user highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera concentrates on that person, even as they move around the scene

Face Self-Timer

The innovative Face-Self Timer makes getting into your picture easier than ever. With this mode engaged, the camera automatically detects any increase in the number of faces, makes the appropriate exposure adjustments and snaps the shot when that face stops moving, Now there is no need for the photographer to rush into a group shot- just put the camera on a stand or tripod, and the camera will wait for the photographer and all of the others in the shot to get on-camera before it takes the shot. In addition, the camera's motion detection system now tracks moving subjects in a much larger range, and the Servo AF retains focus on a moving subject for the perfect shot, without the need to refocus

Advanced Red-eye Correction

Canon's Red-eye Correction system lets you handle Red-eye problems in two ways. The Red-eye Correction can be applied during shooting by using the Face Detection Technology to recognize and remove red-eye from flash images as they're taken, before the file is written to the memory card. It's also possible to correct red-eye during image playback, using simple settings in the cameras menu

Intelligent Contrast Correction

The DIGIC 4 processor enables Canon's exclusive i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, which brightens dark areas while leaving bright areas unchanged for more natural looking images, even in bright daylight where shadow details can be lost. Users can even apply i-Contrast in playback mode to adjust images that were shot without the setting activated

High ISO Sensitivity

The PowerShot SD780 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto setting (equivalent to ISO 3200) that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, or when shooting fast-moving subjects, giving you greater flexibility for shooting

Shoot & View Video in HD

The PowerShot SD780 IS can record high definition video (1280 x 720@ 30 fps), as well as standard and low resolution video. The camera can also play back video and still images onto an HDTV with the purchase of an optional mini-HDMI connector so you can enjoy HD video and images with no degradation of the image or sound quality. In addition the HD output allows users to view up to 130 still images at once in a thumbnail view so you can quickly find your favorite shot

20 Shooting Modes and My Colors Photo Effects

The PowerShot SD780 has 20 easy-to-use shooting modes including a wide selection of Special Scene modes such as Portrait, Indoor and Night Snapshot, and you can quickly access these modes via the Touch Control Dial. The camera also includes My Colors photo effects, which allow artistic photo effects like color accent and color swap to be applied in-camera both during and after shooting

Smart Auto Mode

The Smart Auto mode intelligently selects from 18 predefined shooting modes to match the camera settings to the needs of your intended scene. With Smart Auto, you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has optimized all of the settings for you, and you can be confident that you're getting beautiful, memorable images

High-Resolution 2.5" PureColor II LCD

The 2.5" LCD screen provides vivid, high-resolution viewing and is protected by a scratch-resistant anti-reflection coating for easy on-camera viewing. Whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images, the PureColor LCD screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient

Canon SD780 IS Specs

Camera TypeUltra Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Imaging
Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Sensor1/2.3" 12.4 Megapixel CCD
Bit Depth24-bit RGB
File FormatsJPEG (Fine, Normal)
File SizeUp to 3.1MB
Color SpacessRGB
Creative Color ModesVivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Image StabilizationOptical Image Stabilizer
Crop FactorNot Applicable
Optics
LensCanon UA Zoom Lens; f/3.2-5.8
Zoom3x (5.9-17.9mm/33-100mm equivalent); 4x Digital Zoom
Lens MountNot Applicable
Focus TypeTTL Autofocus
Focus RangeNormal: 12.0" (30cm) - infinity
Macro: 1.2" (3cm) - 19.7" (50cm)
Digital Macro: 1.2" (3cm) - 3.9" (10cm)
Accessory Lens/Filter MountNo
Shooting Controls
SensitivityAuto ISO
High ISO (Up to 3200)
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Speeds15-1/1500 second
MeteringEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure ModesProgram AE, i-Contrast, Exposure Compensation (±2 Stops in 1/3 Stop increments), AE Lock
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Mirror Lock-UpNot Applicable
Burst CapabilityContinuous at up to 0.8 fps
Self Timer2-seconds, 10 seconds, Face Detection Self-timer
Interval RecordingNo
Remote ControlNo
Flash
Built-in FlashYes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro)
Effective Flash RangeUp to 11' (3.5m)
External Flash ConnectionNo
Dedicated Flash SystemNot Applicable
Max Sync SpeedNot Specified By Manufacturer
Memory
Built-in MemoryNo
Memory Card TypeSecure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus
Still Images per GB310 (Large/Fine)
A/V Recording
Video RecordingMOV (H.264) with Audio
Video ResolutionHigh Definition (1280 x 720 @ 30 fps)
Standard Definition (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 fps)
Video Clip LengthLimited by available memory up to 4GB capacity
Audio RecordingLinear PCM (Monaural) with Video only
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder TypeReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
Viewfinder CoverageNot Specified By Manufacturer
Display2.5-inch PureColor LCD II widescreen TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Composite Video Out (NTSC & PAL)
HD Video Out (optional Mini-HDMI cable Canon HTC-100 required)
System & Software RequirementsWindows System
  • Pentium 500MHz processor (1.3GHz for Vista)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4), XP, Vista
  • 256MB RAM (512MB for Vista)
  • 270MB available Hard Drive space
  • USB Port
  • Video Display with 1024x768 pixels and 16-Bit color or better
  • CD-ROM Drive for Software Install

Macintosh System

  • PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) or Intel Processor
  • Macintosh OS X (10.3 - 10.4.x)
  • 256MB RAM
  • 270MB available Hard Drive space
  • USB Port
  • Video Display with 1024x768 pixels and 32,000 colors or better
  • CD-ROM Drive for Software Install
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature32-104°F (0-40°C)
WeatherproofingNo
DurabilityNot Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery TypeNB-4L Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power AdapterACK-DC10 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Physical
Dimensions3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8" (87 x 55 x 19mm)
Weight4.1 oz (115g) camera body only
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