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Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2914 reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the viewfinder and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the storage and shutter. There are some mixed views about the focus and energy efficiency.

size, usability, portability, image quality, viewfinder

zoom, flash, memory, shutter, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1916 user reviews of Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot SD780IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD (Silver)Canon PowerShot SD780IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-inch LCD (Silver)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot Sd780Is 12.1 Mp Digital Camera With 3Xoptical Image Stabilized Zoom And 2.5-Inch LcdCanon Powershot Sd780Is 12.1 Mp Digital Camera With 3Xoptical Image Stabilized Zoom And 2.5-Inch Lcd

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS review

 

Man, the SD780 IS is small. It is the "slimmest Digital ELPH Canon has ever created," but you really don't get a full feel for how diminutive that is until you're holding it. It's really small. Its width and height are about that of a credit card; it's...

Very small; simple operation; very good photo and HD movie quality; HDMI out.

No optical zoom in Movie mode; generally soft photos; mixed performance.

If you need an ultracompact camera for your pocket or purse, strongly consider the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS.

May, 2009

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot SD780 IS is a terrific 12-megapixel camera and pocket HD camcorder in one.

Excellent image quality. Lower noise at high ISOs than previous generations. Records high-definition video. Mini HDMI-out. Small and thin. Fast operation. Sharp screen.

Small screen. Average amount of shutter lag. Viewfinder is tiny and useless.

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD780 IS Review

 

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 17, 2009 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced 10 new PowerShot cameras that offer an array of photographic options for the entry-level consumer right up to the photo enthusiast. Whether on a...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Review

 

In most regards, the $279 Canon PowerShot SD780 IS is a solid mid-range point-and-shoot: it has decent image quality, records HD video, and is one of the most attractive pocket cameras we've seen in a while. Some flaws, however, such as overexposed...

Sleek, tiny shape, Built-in accelerometer, Smart Auto mode quickly and accurately adjusts the settings, Face detection quickly detects and tracks multiple faces, Accurate colors

Weak low-light performance, Picks up scratches easily, Tiny buttons

May, 2009

Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS Review

 

The Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS (also know as the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS) is the slimmest ever Canon compact camera, measuring a mere 18.4mm thick. This 12 megapixel model has a stylish ultra-slim metal body, 3x zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer...

Those who choose the Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS as their travel companion of choice are obviously favouring portability (or fashion) above all else, but luckily the camera doesn't fall down on performance, and, given its diminutive dimensions, it's a...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (reviewed.com)

Canon SD780 IS

 

This svelte little unit performed well in most of our tests, and can be had for $280

Very good sharpness; Plenty of color modes

Low color accuracy; Tiny camera means tiny buttons

The Canon PowerShot SD780 IS a decent camera poured into a very small package. It may not have the world’s most impressive range of manual controls, nor the biggest zoom we’ve ever seen, but it shoots well, with excellent image sharpness (though with...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Canon IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera Review

 

Overall, the IXUS 100 IS is equally as fashionable and portable as it is capable of producing quality photographs. It’s extremely user-friendly and ideal for the style-conscious snapper who relies on the ease of point-and-shoot operation while still...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Review

 

Look at the SD780's specs sheet basics – 3x zoom, 2.5 inch LCD, tiny viewfinder, and few controls designed to appeal to advanced shooters – and its list price of just a shade under $300 looks hard to justify. Shoot with the camera for a little while,...

Seemingly indestructible build quality and fantastic styling, Impressively reliable metering/exposure, Bold, vibrant colors make outdoor shots ideal for from-camera printing, Video capture looks very nice, Smart Auto mode is effective and easy to use,...

Noisy shots, even at low ISOs, Occasional flash quirks in Smart Auto mode, Screen and body stay clean, but scratch easier than previous SDs, Images get muddy on the telephoto end

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Canon Powershot SD780 IS

 

The Canon Powershot SD780 IS distinguishes itself by being one of the slimmest ultra-compacts and by its HD movie-mode (720p). The remainder of its specifications are quite simple: a 12 megapixels sensor with ISO up to 1600 and a minimal 3X optical...

Low image noise at lowest ISO settings, Natural rendition of image colors, Above average white-balance performance, Very fast and responsive, Excellent LCD visibility, Excellent build quality

Tendency to overexpose, Loss of details starts at ISO 200, Limited use ISO 800 and 1600, Severe edge softness, Shutter lag when flash is on is too long, Limited dynamic-range

The Canon Powershot SD780 IS compromises a bit too much for its svelt size and dense sensor, particularly if compared to the rather similar SD1200 IS. While it still keeps some characreristics of Canon ultra-compacts, like a sturdy metallic body and...

Feb, 2009

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon IXUS 100 IS digital camera

 

The Canon IXUS 100 IS is an ultra-compact digital camera designed with the social photographer in mind. It shares much in common with the Canon IXUS 9...

Good image quality, 720p video mode, endearingly petite

Awkward zoom control, occasional noise issues, no Active Control

The Canon IXUS 100 IS digital camera is a worthy addition to the IXUS line that impresses on most fronts. Its few flaws are made up for by an arresting form factor and solid image quality. Highly recommended.

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):200 / 210
Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB - 4L / NB-4L

Camera

Built-in processor:DIGIC 4 / DIGIC 4 (iSAPS)
Camera playback:Movie / Movie, Single image / Movie, Single image, Slide show / Single image, Slide show / Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating / Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback zoom:2
Playback zoom (max):2
Scene modes:beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, Panorama, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sunset / beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, Panorama, party (indoor), Portrait, Sunset / beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Children, Fireworks, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Portrait, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Children, Fireworks, self-portrait, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Fireworks, party (indoor), Portrait, Sunset, Underwater
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Red / Silver
Material:Metal

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5 / 2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):17.7 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 137.8
Flash recharging time:10

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:1.18
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto / Manual
Macro focusing range (wide):0.03 - 0.5
Normal focusing range:0.3/0.45 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.45 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.3 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Focal length range (f-f):0.232 - 0.705
Lens structure:6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):6/5
Optical Zoom:3 / 4

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 800, Auto / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:microdrive, mmc, sd / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / SD / SD, SDHC
Internal memory:4096
Maximum memory card size:4

Operational Conditions

Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.118 - 3.94 / 1.3 - 3.94
Built-in flash: Yes
Cable type:HTC-100
Camera effective resolution:12000000 / 12100000
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/1500 / 1 - 1500 / 15 - 1/1500 / 15 - 1/5000
Compatible operating systems:- Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (+SP1)\n- Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 / Win XP SP2-3 / Vista (SP1)\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 / Win XP, Vista \nMac X v10.4 - 10.5 / Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (SP1)\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 / Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 / Windows XP, Vista\nMac X v10.4 - 10.5 / Windows XP/Vista,\nMac 10.4 - 10.5 / Windows XP/Vista\nMac 10.4 - 10.5 / Windows XP/Vista\nMac OS X 10.4 - 10.5
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR:No / Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.43 x 0.724 x 2.15 / 3.43 x 2.15 x 0.724
Effective sensor resolution:12000000 / 12100000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.118 - 3.94 / 1.3 - 3.94
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP), HDMI Mini, A/V output (PAL/NTSC) / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V / USB 2.0, a/v out (PAL/ NTSC) / USB 2.0, A/V-out (PAL/ NTSC) / USB 2.0, HDMI / USB 2.0, HDMI, PAL/ NTSC / USB 2.0,HDMI
Lens focal range:5.9 – 17.9 / f/3.2 - f/5.8 / f/3.2 – f/5.8
Lens system:6/5
Memory Type:SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Minimum system requirements:USB 2.0, CD-ROM
Photo mode:Auto, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie
Power supply type:AC/DC
Standard media sizes:ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Windows XP (SP2-3)/Vista(SP1)\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch / ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Megapixel:12.1 / 12.4
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448,4000 x 2248,4000 x 3000 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448,4000 x 2248,4000 x 3000

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI / MOV
Video formats supported:AVI / MOV
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Magnification:2x-10x
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.724
Height:2.15
Weight:4.06
Width:3.43