Excerpt: With some high-profile, heavily hyped siblings around, it's easy for the Canon PowerShot SD770 IS to get overlooked. Sitting between exciting new interface designs and lots of new technology in the SD790 and 890, and the budget bomber SD1100 IS – follow-up to a camera that was on just about everyone's "best value" list – a close inspection of the SD770's spec sheet reveals it to be a bit of an odd duck. For a new camera, there's very little new here.
Pros: Simplicity, streamlined interface are appealing, Refreshingly good ultracompact battery life, AF performance is hard to beat, Rugged build quality, classic good looks
Cons: Slow flash recycle times remain, Unimpressive lens, Sensor is a bit noisy, even at lower ISOs, Too easy to get more camera for the money?
Excerpt: Physical Views The SD770 IS compared to a standard CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD770 IS Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System Image Capture Device Type 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx. 10.3 Megapixels Effective Pixels Approx.
Summary: Canon continues its habit of creating well-made cameras with a select few features on board. There's nothing earth-shattering on offer here -- just a solid, simple camera that takes lovely, stabilised pictures and movies.
Pros: Elegant and reliable, Fine images and films, Very approachable
Cons: Slightly pricey, Doesn't boast the latest spec