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Canon IXUS 100 IS / PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3358 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and design. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the zoom and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 100 IS / PowerShot SD780 IS / IXY 210 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Ixus 100 IS


Canon refuses to listen to clients. We had a problem with the camera within the 2 y waranty period and Canon refuses to help us a client.

Great Zoom

Short battery life

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Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS


Another compact camera — the Canon IXUS 100 IS — joins the rat race of tiny ultra compacts that try to pack as many attractive features, while cutting back on a few integral ones. We got our hands on this smooth-skinned critter, and here's what we...

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PowerShot SD780 IS


The Canon PowerShot SD780 IS is a tiny, pocket-sized camera that has a 3x zoom, shoots 12-megapixel images and 720p HD video. This svelte little unit performed well in most of our tests, and can be had for $280.

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...


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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS


Quite possibly the most fashionable of the point-and-shoot cameras out right now, the sleek, solid-colored Canon PowerShot SD780 IS ($280 as of 7/10/2009; available in gold, red, black, and silver) isn't just a looker. It also performs very well, with...

Great modes, flash, and low-light shots ; Very stylish looks

Small buttons, LCD, and zoom range ; No wide-angle lens or manual settings

The great-looking SD780 IS isn't a superficial beauty; its performance and features are stunning, too.

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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS


For recreational shooters, this pint-size point-and-shoot fits in any pocket, delivers decent quality, and records clean HD video.

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

In most regards, the ’79 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...

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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Gold)


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.

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Canon Powershot SD780 IS Review


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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS First Impressions Digital Camera Review


The PMA (Photo Marketing Association) trade show gave us a sneak peak at the latest ultra-slim digital camera from Canon, the PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH. With its impressive small measurements, 12-megapixel still photos, and 720p video, the SD780...

The Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH is a skinny little camera that seems to pack quite a punch. Of course, looking good on paper and looking good in our labs are not always the same thing. Sure, 12-megapixel stills are an alluring promise for a...

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Product Specifications

It may be the slimmest Digital ELPH Canon has ever created, but the impact couldn't be bigger. The PowerShot SD780 IS Digital ELPH captivates the senses with bold saturated colors and a daringly original design that matches the intensity of Canon's most innovative camera technology. Even when picture-taking conditions seem pretty unforgiving, you've got Canon on your side. So the shots you used to miss are the images you'll now be sharing, and the movies you never took before will be HD unforgettable.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-4L

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / MultiMediaCard / SDHC Memory Card / MultiMediaCardplus

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Digital macro / Fireworks / Foliage / High sensitivity / Indoor / Kids & pets / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Slow shutter / Snow / Stitch assist / Sunset / Underwater/High sensitivity / Snow / Night snapshot / Digital macro / Kids & pets / Beach / Foliage / Indoor / Sunset / Underwater / Fireworks / Stitch assist / Slow shutter / Portrait mode / Aquarium


Model:SD780 IS Digital ELPH
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-5.8
Max Focal Length:17.9mm
Min Focal Length:5.9mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black/Black / Gold/Gold/Red/Silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"/1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto/ISO auto / ISO 3200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 80 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Color Accent / Color Swap / Creative Light / Darker Skin Tone / Lighter Skin Tone / Positive Film / Sepia / Vivid / Vivid Blue / Vivid Green / Vivid Red/Vivid Red / Vivid Blue / Vivid Green / Darker Skin Tone / Lighter Skin Tone / Color Swap / Color Accent / Sepia / Black & White / Positive Film / Creative Light
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical