Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera (Red)

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera (Red)

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera (Red) - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCPSSD780R MFR # 3591B004BA

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  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 3x Optical Zoom (33-100mm)
  • 2.5" PureColor II LCD
  • Real-Image Optical Zoom Viewfinder
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Intelligent Contrast Correction
  • Capture & View HD Video
  • Slim, Stylish Design
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Canon 3591B004BA overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera (Red)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (NB-4L)
  • Battery Charger (CB-2LBV)
  • USB Interface Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Canon 3591B004BA specs

    Camera Type Ultra Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
    Resolution 12.1 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" 12.4 Megapixel CCD
    Bit Depth 24-bit RGB
    File Formats JPEG (Fine, Normal)
    File Size Up to 3.1MB
    Color Spaces sRGB
    Creative Color Modes Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
    Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilizer
    Crop Factor Not Applicable
    Lens Canon UA Zoom Lens; f/3.2-5.8
    Zoom 3x (5.9-17.9mm/33-100mm equivalent); 4x Digital Zoom
    Lens Mount Not Applicable
    Focus Type TTL Autofocus
    Focus Range Normal: 12.0" (30cm) - infinity
    Macro: 1.2" (3cm) - 19.7" (50cm)
    Digital Macro: 1.2" (3cm) - 3.9" (10cm)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity Auto ISO
    High ISO (Up to 3200)
    Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
    Shutter Speeds 15-1/1500 second
    Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    Exposure Modes Program AE, i-Contrast, Exposure Compensation (±2 Stops in 1/3 Stop increments), AE Lock
    White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    Mirror Lock-Up Not Applicable
    Burst Capability Continuous at up to 0.8 fps
    Self Timer 2-seconds, 10 seconds, Face Detection Self-timer
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control No
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro)
    Effective Flash Range Up to 11' (3.5m)
    External Flash Connection No
    Dedicated Flash System Not Applicable
    Max Sync Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
    MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus
    Still Images per GB 310 (Large/Fine)
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording MOV (H.264) with Audio
    Video Resolution High Definition (1280 x 720 @ 30 fps)
    Standard Definition (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
    QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 fps)
    Video Clip Length Limited by available memory up to 4GB capacity
    Audio Recording Linear PCM (Monaural) with Video only
    Viewfinder Type Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
    Viewfinder Coverage Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Display 2.5-inch PureColor LCD II widescreen TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    Composite Video Out (NTSC & PAL)
    HD Video Out (optional Mini-HDMI cable Canon HTC-100 required)
    System & Software Requirements Windows 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
    Operating/Storage Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Weatherproofing No
    Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Battery Type NB-4L Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter ACK-DC10 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
    Dimensions 3.5 x 2.2 x 0.8" (87 x 55 x 19mm)
    Weight 4.1 oz (115g) camera body only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 6.3 x 3.5"

    Canon 3591B004BA reviews

    PowerShot SD780 IS Digital Camera (Red) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 182.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Small Camera This is a great all in one camera. It is fast and with 13.1 megapixels takes great photos. The LCD screen is huge and clear. It has many settings such as kids and pets, sports, beach, snow, there are too many to mention. It takes video in HD and if you have an HDMI cable, you can hook it up to an HDTV and relieve the experience as if you were there again. The only negatives I have are that the viewfinder is very small and the controls are tiny, so if you have large fingers, it may be a problem. The battery life is long. I used it on a 6 day vacation and did not have to recharge once.
    Date published: 2009-04-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect point & shoot for everyday I had been looking for a small point & shoot to replace the Nikon D80 I was carrying every day. I saw this camera in Lucky magazine and instantly fell in love with the size and COLOR! The body weight of the camera is very light and with petite hands the controls are very accessible. I do agree, with the other reviewer, that for bigger hands this camera might be harder to use. I bought a Case Logic camera case and tie it through my bag handles so that I have easy access to my camera. The photos are crisp and clear and I continually read the manual to learn more about the options of this camera. I highly recommend this camera.
    Date published: 2009-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate small camera The minute I saw this Canon SD780IS in the store, I knew I had to have one. I believe it is the smallest camera Canon has ever made and I love that I can keep it with me at all times. I have a Canon SD950IS which I like alot but this is so much smaller and easier to take with me. As soon as the battery was charged, I took it outside and began to shoot. Every picture was tack sharp. Later I took pictures inside with low light and again they were very sharp. I was most impressed with how great the HD Video is. I ordered SD780 IS in gold, but it is actually a pretty copper color.
    Date published: 2009-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Take-Everywhere P&S The key to success with the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS is to know how to use it within its limitations. This camera is best used by the serious amateur as a supplement to a DSLR kit. Of course, its a very nice choice for a rank novice who just needs a good point-and-shoot, but perhaps a bit of overkill for those photogrpahers. The SD780 fills a gap between no camera and the availability of very high quality photographs from a non-photographic event. This morning, I had breakfast with my mother at a sit-down chain restaurant near home. I would certainly have never entertained the notion of going to the table with either of my DSLRs, but I slipped the SD780 into my shirt pocket and managed to get a very nice photo of me mum from just across the table. I turned off the flash and jacked the ISO up to 800, and no one even noticed I was taking pictures. I tweaked the image when I got home and had a beautiful 12 X 16 inch image. Color, sharpness and noise were all very good to outstanding. The strength of this camera is its form factor. Its small and sparsely elegant. It reminds me of a Contax T3, but even more demure. The image quality is very good to outstanding. The optical viewfinder is not as useless as some reviews have suggested, but it is a means-of-last-resort option. I have no problem seeing the entire viewfinder while wearing glasses. The flash has a very short working distance; its adequate for its intended purpose (i.e. people just across the table), but I prefer photographing without using it. Shutter lag is virtually non-existant once focus has been achieved. In most lighting scenarios, AF is achieved just shy of instantaneously. The AiAF face detection feature seems to work well, but I'm old school and prefer the center AF sensor as the only active one. Write time is quick. I have not tested the burst rate capability, as my style of photography does not depend on that issue. Noise is well controlled up to ISO 800, I have not gone beyond that setting, and usually do not do so for any of my images on any camera. The LCD screen is useful even in bright sunlight. I turn off most of the options and bells-and-whistles features. That said, I do like the look imparted by the Positive Film My Colors selection. A 1 or 2 GB SD card will get you either 300 or 600 +/- images, respectively. These smaller capacity cards will work with the old-style SD card readers, and I see absolutely no reason to go for a higher capacity SD-HC card for this camera.
    Date published: 2009-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera! I've been a big fan of Sony cameras for 10 years but I found this Canon to be way better value and it takes better pictures. I'm still trying to get familiar with it but I took over 300 pictures on our family vacation and all the pictures turned out great. I didn't get one blurry picture!! The only thing I didn't like was the battery indicator showed a little less than a 1/2 charge and it didn't even last me 2 hours. Once fully charged, I was able to take over 200 pictures but had I know 1/2 charge wasn't enough, I would have charged it before leaving the hotel. Overall, very pleased!!
    Date published: 2009-08-11
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sleek, but photo quality not that great I bought this camera for my girlfriend's birthday. She loved how sleek it was, and the red color makes it very classy for a girl. The camera is very easy to use and fits easily in a pocket. However, when i looked carefully at the photos, i noticed that they are pretty grainy. So if quality matters to you (as it does to me), I would look for other cameras. My gf had an older hp camera, and she was always complaining about the quality, and this one didn't seem to be much of an improvement, although the 12 MP clearly helps. I have a Casio point-and-shoot that takes impeccable photos, but it's been discontinued a long time ago. I would have bought one of those instead if I could.
    Date published: 2010-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Little Camera I bought this camera for a trip to California. I haven't made it out there yet, but I've been playing around with the camera at home. It takes very nice, clear pictures. My photographer boyfriend says it has the best image quality for its size. I bought it on his suggestion and I've been very pleased! The menu is intuitive, even for someone that has no real idea what half the options mean. I've never had a digital camera before, and I'm really glad that I started with this one.
    Date published: 2009-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from big quality small package I shoot mostly with Pro DSLRs, but wanted something small that I can keep with me at all times for those unexpected shots when I don't have my serious gear camera handles well, controls are intuitive and picture quality is very good for such a small camera. got it for Christmas and the bright red was perfect for the occasion. aesthetically is a very nice looking compact camera as well. because of it's very small size and light weight you need be very aware of any movement in your own hands/body to avoid camera shake.
    Date published: 2010-01-06
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