Excerpt: â€œThe PowerShot Digital ELPH line of cameras has always been characterized by the sleek contoured look, the full array of features and the extraordinary picture quality they deliver,â€� states Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Excerpt: Physical Views The SD40 compared to a standard CD disc. The Powershot SD40 and the 10-megapixel Powershot SD900 Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD40 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx.7.4 million) Lens 6.3 (W)-14.9 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 (W)-90 (T) mm) f/3.2 (W)-f/5.4 (T) Digital Zoom Approx.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SD40 Digital ELPH is a great camera at time when you don't want to lug that digital SLR around or even your mid-sized camera. It makes a good camera for those who want simple operation and a stylish camera. The SD40 has a small but visible 1.8 inch LCD which will serve as your only viewfinder on this camera. And, it's on this LCD that you'll see the camera's face detection autofocus work and lock onto people's faces in the frame.
Pros: Tiny design available in four colors, Remote control available for playback, Good LCD visibility, Face Detection autofocus that works quite effectively, Unlimited, fast continuous shooting at full resolution, Above average performance, Impressive movie mode, now up to 4 GB, Good image quality with low noise till ISO 400
Cons: Less than average zoom with a slow lens, n o optical image stabilization either, Battery life isn't superb, Dock required for USB, A/V and battery charging (external charger costs $40), LCD on the small side in year 2006, Weak flash, No manual controls, live histogram; very limited exposure information, Lots of redeye
Excerpt: The newest camera in the PowerShot series is the PowerShot SD40 Digital ELPH. Priced at just under $350, the SD40 Digital ELPH is a midlevel camera for recreational use and comes in a variety of different colors and styles including pink, blue, black, and silver. “The PowerShot Digital ELPH line of cameras has always been characterized by the sleek contoured look, the full array of features and the extraordinary picture quality they deliver,” states Yukiaki Hashimoto,...
Excerpt: When you think of ultra-compacts, you think of slim, pocketable cameras. The Canon IXUS i7 breaks the norm and comes up with a cute candy bar model that boasts a number of impressive new features. But before we get there, a little more on its looks. Build At a mere 96 x 45 x 24 mm size, the IXUS i7 is as small as a regular candy-bar phone, only a little thicker. It sports a dual colored/textured metal body that's available in 5 colors.
Conclusion: The Canon IXUS i7 zoom is very difficult to judge. In my opinion the picture quality does not match up to that produced by other more standard Canon digital cameras. If you would like a camera looks different to all the rest and will draw admiring glances from others then this is one of the very few digital cameras capable of achieving that.
Summary: The Ixus i7 is an update of the original miniature Ixus known as the ‘i’. As you'd expect, during this review of the Canon Ixus i7 we found that the i7 features a handful of upgrades to bring it up to date – including face detection and a resolution bump to 7.1Mp.