takes great pictures, but seems to drain batteries
"love to cook", Amazon
13 August 2011
Summary: This camera is slim and takes a great picture. However, it seems to drain batteries if you leave the battery in the camera. We thought the battery was bad. So, we ordered another battery. The same thing happens. So, we have to constantly remove the battery when the camera is not in use.
Summary: I bought this camera for Christmas 2009. It worked perfectly for 1 year. Great photos, good video, long battery life, and super easy to use. After having the camera for 1 year I started to have a problem. The lens cover won't open when I turn the camera on.
Summary: What's the greatest thing about shopping at amazon? Reviews! Sadly this is the first product I ever bought from amazon with good reviews but an average product. Plain and simple the flash on my camera broke and the zoom is extremely HORRIBLE.
Summary: To be honest, I bought this particular model pretty much based on the great reviews here on Amazon. I am not a photographer, but I own a high end DSLR and after that, I guess, maybe my point-and-shoot expectations were a little too high.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my beloved 1 year old Canon SD850is after it suffered a nasty fall onto concrete. I didn't understand why that camera had doubled in price and saw this toted as a "newer model" and figured the SD 850 camera was discontinued.
Excerpt: Outdoor photographers be warned! This camera may not perform at all in cooler temperatures. After being delighted with the quality of photographs on my SD450 for so many years, I thought it was time for an update, and selected the SD780 as its successor.
Seems a bit flimsy compared with my previous model
7 February 2010
Summary: The picture quality is quite good with this camera and viewable image is larger but the way its put together seems cheaper and control features are more recessed. Thus, though I don't have large fingers, operating the camera feels a bit clumsy. I'll keep it however.
Go buy yourself a Panasonic LUMIX instead..... or try SD940 IS?
5 December 2009
Summary: On the heels of another reviewer, I just spent an hour going through years of archived photos having used the following cameras. And to keep it short and sweet, I was shocked that the $137 Panasonic Lumix outperformed every camera EXCEPT for the HD Video of the new Canon SD780IS.
Summary: I was very pleased with the image capture. The pictures were very clear and it almost always took a great picture even if the lighting was poor or I was moving around a lot. I was dissapointed in the video portion.