Thursday, October 4, 2007

Canon SD700 IS Digital ELPH Review

Announced just before PMA 2006 in February, the 6 megapixel SD700 IS is the new flagship model in the long-running and very successful IXUS / Digital ELPH range. The SD 700 IS is the first Canon ultra-compact ever to feature optical image stabilization, and the first to sport a 4x zoom lens, though in most other respects it is very similar to the previous 'top of the range' SD550. Ostensibly a 'point and shoot' fully automatic model, the SD700 IS nevertheless has a fairly comprehensive feature set packed into its slim metal body. Let's start, as usual, with the headline features:

  • 6.0 million effective pixels
  • 4x (35-140mm equiv.) zoom
  • ISO 800 and optical IS for flash-free indoor shooting
  • Canon's DIGIC II image processor, iSAPS and 9-point AiAF
  • Wide viewing angle 2.5" LCD screen
  • 16 shooting modes
  • My Colors photo effects
  • Widescreen (16:9) stills recording
  • 30fps VGA movies

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