Express Review posted for Canon SD4500 IS!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, March 11, 2011 - 22:39 EST)
The Canon SD4500 is a long zoom with a bias toward the long end, with a longer-than-usual 10x, 36-360mm f/3.4 lens that collapses completely inside the camera's smooth front panel.
If cropping your pictures is your thing anyway, the Canon SD4500 might be the digital camera for you. Its 16:9 aspect LCD is tuned for capture of Full HD video at 24 frames per second, while the 10-megapixel CMOS sensor captures a pretty good 4:3 still image. The Canon SD4500 represents a compromise that we're seeing more often lately: employing a CMOS sensor to get Full HD, while backing off on resolution to keep the noise down for still images. It's quite a balancing act. We think the Canon PowerShot SD4500 managed to uphold sufficient image quality for most shooters, but check the review's print quality section to be sure it meets your standards.