Canon PowerShot SD450 Digital ELPH Camera@DASHING THING REVIEW

05 Jul

Canon PowerShot SD450 Digital ELPH Camera
Review Date
User Level
Novice to Advanced
Product Uses
Family / Travel / Special Events
Digital Camera Design
Auto, Manual and Scene Mode Exposure Control
Picture Quality
Very Good, 5.0-megapixel CCD
Print Sizes
Very Good, 11x17s or 8x10s with heavy cropping
Suggested Retail Price
(At introduction)



With the PowerShot SD550 and SD450 Digital ELPH, Canon has once again stood its stylish ELPH digital cameras on end, packing even more features into the stylish compacts. The 7.12-megapixel SD550 and 5.0-megapixel SD450 have the same shell and specs as their SD500 and SD400 predecessors (which continue to be available), but offer more options. Canon has retained their acclaimed optical viewfinder but matched it with a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, redesigning the user interface to take advantage of the new screen. Both continue to offer the extremely unusual (and frankly, rather cool) “My Color” modes that allow you to selectively replace any color in your photo with a different one, or to make the image black and white with the exception of a single color. Overall, the SD450 is one of the more appealing subcompact digital cameras we’ve seen to date: Read on for all the details!


Camera Overview

Ultra-slim and very pocket-friendly, the new Canon PowerShot SD450 features the great looks and sharp design that are a signature of Canon’s ELPH cameras. Canon’s self-titled “Perpetual Curve Design” means that there are few flat surfaces or right-angled corners on the camera body. Thus, the SD450 has a very smooth, comfortable feel in your hands and no large protrusions to hang on pockets. Very compact and quick on the draw (thanks to a smoothly operating retractable lens design), the Canon SD450 is a convenient point-and-shoot digital camera with a handful of extra exposure features for added flexibility. With the lens retracted, the Canon SD450’s front panel is smooth and pocket friendly, and its all-metal body is rugged and durable (although it will show scratches, so a soft case is recommended). Equipped with a 5.0-megapixel CCD, the Canon SD450 captures high quality images, suitable for making sharp prints as large as 11×17 inches, or 8×10 inches with some cropping. Smaller image sizes are also available for email transmission or Web applications, and a movie mode captures video clips with sound.

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Posted by on July 5, 2011 in Uncategorized


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