Review posted for Canon PowerShot SD700 IS|
(Friday, June 30, 2006 - 14:29 EDT)
The sleek, 6-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD700 IS offers some great tools for improving your photos that go beyond megapixels.
In fact, the camera might change how consumers think about taking low-light photos. Instead of "nuking" your subject in a flash of harsh light, turn on this camera's Image Stabilizer and set it to one of the higher ISO light sensitivity levels and you'll be able to take very nice, atmospheric shots. The camera's Image Stabilizer -- which comes in three flavors, Continuous, Shoot Only, and Panning -- also helped keep it steady when the SD700 IS was zoomed out to its full 4x.
Cosmetically, the camera is a welcome refresh to the classic Digital ELPH design. Blending three different colored materials on the camera's curving body gives the SD700 IS a distinctive look that's pleasing to hold. The only one gripe I had about the design was the small, plastic mode dial which is difficult to turn.
Despite some other small criticisms of the camera, if you want a superior compact camera that can handle less light in more situations, you will not go wrong with the Canon SD700 IS. See the full Canon PowerShot SD700 IS review for more.