Conclusion: In an ideal world buying an ultra compact camera would not involve any compromise at all. But this ain't a perfect world, and if you want a camera you really can carry with you anytime, anywhere then you have to accept there will be some trade-off in terms of absolute image quality. The SD450, like the SD400 before it, is a fast, easy to use, well-specified camera that can genuinely claim to be pocket-sized, and it produces images that - whilst by no means perfect - are...
Pros: Very good resolution, Incredibly slim, compact design, Beautifully built and all-metal construction, Excellent color and white balance in most situations, Manual (custom) white balance, Good exposure and generally very reliable focus (using single-point AF), Good flash performance at short distances, Fast and responsive, Big, bright screen with wide viewing angle, Excellent movie mode, Nice handling and easy to use interface, New ISO button, Playback orientation senso...
Cons: Fairly strong purple fringing, Some dynamic range issues (common to cameras using this sensor), Some edge and corner softness at wide angle/max aperture, Battery life when using LCD, No exposure information in record mode except when camera shake is an issue, No exposure information in playback mode, Very little manual control
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SD450 Digital ELPH is a nice camera - Compact, stylish and fast. It starts up almost instantly and shot-to-shot speed was good. The SD450 Digital ELPH also has one of the best lenses and flash units among ultra-thin cameras as well as one of the few digital cameras which can do indefinite continuous shooting. So, exactly what is the SD450 lacking? Well, battery life is one. The 150 shots per charge estimate leaves the SD450 in the dust.
Pros: Ultra-compact and stylish, Lens is probably the best among ultra-thin cameras, Fairly powerful flash, Great LCD performance, Extremely fast, Unlimited continuous shooting, Excellent movie mode, Improved user interface (Not as boring as the old one), Fun My Colors feature, Good photo quality
Cons: Battery life needs to be improved (by a lot!), Included memory card is useless (Too small), No manual controls, LCD is lacking resolution, No special feature to counteract blurring during low-light shooting, Red-eye, Some soft photos, Fairly high noise levels at high ISO, low-light
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