Canon SD900 Review

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The Canon SD900 is an extremely pleasant looking, sturdy camera from the Power Shot range. The SD900 is coupled with a digital macro, telephoto and high definition video. The memory card has a lot of storage with the 4GB Scandisk SDHC that allows for professional heavy-duty photography. The titanium case is virtually scratch resistant making the camera lightweight and durable but the grip is not very steady. The SD900 also features a brightly lit 2.5- inch TFT color LCD display thereby offering richness in color and vividness. It is also equipped with a wide viewing angle allowing for great panoramic shots with an easier preview option. The user menus in the camera are easy to read in poor light conditions also. The SD900 has an improved direct printing function that offers greater flexibility in print settings. The SD900 also allows for retouching of the captured images without the assistance from any additional software permitting users to click and retouch then and there. It also includes a face brightener setting for backlit photographs. The 10 mega pixels CCD captures a lot of detail but is very noisy at high ISO settings. By far, the largest disadvantage with SD900 is the noisy shutter with loud and distracting gear noises generated while focusing on a subject. The SD900 fits well in the small size category but appears to be a little bulky. It also does not offer the image stabilization feature and packed with an average flash power. The images when copied on to the computer might require a little retouching with the colors.

Overall, The power Shot range could never have benefited more had it not been the SD900 feature packed digital camera that also has a casing which will last for decades of photography without wearing off, if not an entire lifetime.

Product Description

With its sinuous perpetual curve design elegantly clad in pure titanium, the PowerShot SD900 ELPH is visually arresting. But what’s inside is just as impressive: a powerful 10.0 megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom and newly developed DIGIC III Image Processor. Top-level functionality puts you at the forefront of digital technology, with expanded low-light shooting capability, a built-in digital tele converter, and futuristic Face Detection technology for incredible group shots. Fully charged battery delivers Still Image – approx. 230 shots (NB-5L/LCD on) approx. 700 shots (NB-5L/LCD off), according to CIPA DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology for superior image quality, fast operation and low power consumption Large 2.5 inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for easier on-camera viewing Up to ISO 1600 to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability Improved High-Resolution Movie Mode at 15 fps XGA (1024 x 768) Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers All images stored on an SD memory card (512MB or higher recommended) Direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers via camera’s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable Dimensions (W x H x D) – 3.59 x 2.35 x 1.11 in.; Weighs 5.8 oz

Technical Details

10-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints

3x optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD display

Sleek titanium body and perpetual curve design; touch-control dial for increased usability

Stores images on SD cards; powered by Lithium-ion rechargeable battery NB-5L

ISO now ranges from 80-1600; now supports SDHC cards (Secure Digital cards with over 2 GB capacity)