Canon announces PowerShot SD750 (UPDATED)|
(Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 23:00 EST)
The Canon PowerShot SD750, like other SD models, is a slim and trim camera with a small, rugged metal case that has slightly rounded corners and a retracting lens to make it highly pocketable.
A feature-packed little camera, the Canon SD750 offers seven megapixels of resolution, and a whopping 3.0" LCD display which serves as the only option for image framing - it forgoes any form of optical viewfinder. The Canon SD750's 3x zoom lens covers a fairly average range from 35-105mm equivalent, a moderate wide angle to a moderate telephoto.
Exposure is fully automatic, but the user can bias it up or down with 2.0EV of exposure compensation in 1/3EV steps to handle difficult lighting, and there's a reasonably generous collection of ten scene modes to make easy work of tricky subjects like beach and snow scenes, fireworks, and the like. The Canon SD750 also sports a high-sensitivity ISO 1600 mode (new to the PowerShot line this year), for better performance in dim lighting.
Canon also manufactures an excellent line of photo printers, and prides themselves on the level of integration between their cameras and printers. The Canon SD750 is PictBridge capable, so is able to print to any printer that supports PictBridge directly, without the need for a computer in the middle. When connected to a Canon printer though, you can set paper size, print quality, and a number of other parameters, capabilities lacking in basic PictBridge connections. Bottom line, the Canon PowerShot SD750 would be a great choice for users looking for a compact, rugged, and stylish model for a " take-anywhere" digital camera, but don't want to roll their sleeves up and get into the nitty-gritty of shutter speeds, apertures, and the like.
Availability for the Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital ELPH has been set at March 2007, with pricing of $350 for the US market..
UPDATED 2007-02-22 04:11ET: Canon's official press release, which jointly covers the SD750 and the simultaneously announced SD1000, has been added to our coverage of the SD1000 announcement.
|Canon PowerShot SD750 Digital ELPH|
|Camera Type||Ultra Compact|
|Dimensions||3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8"|
91.6 x 56.8 x 19.6mm
|Planned Availability|| 2007|
|Sensor Type||1/2.5 CCD|
7.40 megapixels (total)
7.10 megapixels (effective)
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Image Dimensions||3072 x 2304 (7.1 megapixels)|
3072 x 1728 (5.3 megapixels)
2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
|Image Quality||3 levels|
|Image Preview / Review|
|LCD||3.0", 230,000 pixels|
|Playback Zoom||10.0x max|
|Lens Type||Canon Zoom Lens (6 elements in 5 groups, 2 aspherical UA elements)|
3x optical zoom
|Focal Length||5.8 - 17.4mm (actual)|
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
|Aperture Range||f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele)|
|Focusing System||9- or 1-point Contrast Detect with Face Detect|
|Focusing Range||Normal: 12" - infinity (30 cm - infinity)|
Macro: 1.2" - 20" (3 cm - 50 cm)
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Shutter Speed||15 - 1/1500 second|
|Metering Modes||Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot Metering (frame is fixed to the center)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments|
|White Balance||Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom, Manual|
|Internal Flash||Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Auto w/ Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Slow Synchro, Flash Off |
Range: Auto ISO: 1.6-11 ft./50cm - 3.5m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm - 2.0m (T)
|Scene Modes||Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoors, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, and Underwater|
|Digital Zoom||up to 4x|
|Self Timer||Yes, 0 - 30 seconds|
|Movie Format||AVI (Motion JPEG) with audio|
Max. clip length: 1,800 seconds () / 180 seconds ()
|File System||Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)|
|File Format||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Video||Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable|
|Computer||USB 2.0 High Speed|
|Battery Type||Lithium-ion rechargeable|
|Battery Form Factor||Proprietary NB-4L|
|Software||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, Drivers|
|Battery / Charger||1 x Proprietary NB-4L lithium-ion rechargeable battery and charger|
|Flash Memory||32.0MB SDC-32M SD Memory Card|
|Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant||Yes|
UPDATED 2007-02-22 16:37ET: Some preliminary specifications have been updated with newer information. Availability has also been added to this item.