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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Powershot SD700 IS


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Canon Powershot SD700IS


The PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH camera packs some heavyweight digital photo technology into a lightweight and pocket-sized package. It features six-megapixel resolution, ISO equivalent speed settings from 80 to 800, a 4x zoom lens with true optical...

The SD700's Optical Image Stabilization provides up to three stops of camera shake correction in shutter speed equivalent. When combined with the top ISO rating equivalent of 800, its new six-megapixel image sensor that further reduces image noise and...

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Powershot SD700 IS Digital Camera


Canon's Digital Elph models have always been very nicely made cameras, with finely machined metal bodies and high-quality controls. The latest Elph, the SD700 IS ($500 as of 6/15/06), takes that build quality to a new level. It's attractive without...

Image stabilization seems effective Focuses swiftly

Lacks a quick-review button High price

One annoyance: The camera has no quick-review button, so to review more than one image, you must switch to playback mode using the dial. And as with many Canon models, the battery gauge only tells you when you're about out of juice--that's of little...


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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS


Photograph: Chris Manners

Image stabilization seems effective ; Focuses swiftly

Lacks a quick-review button ; High price

Offers anti-shake, an orientation sensor, and widescreen mode. Has few manual controls, however, and the price is high.

Highly Recommended!

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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS


Announced just before PMA 2006 in February, the 6 megapixel SD700 IS is the new flagship model in the long-running and very successful IXUS / Digital ELPH range. The SD 700 IS is the first Canon ultra-compact ever to feature optical image...

Good resolution, excellent edge-to-edge sharpness, 4x zoom range, Very clean results at lower ISO settings, perfectly usable up to ISO 400, Reliable exposure system, Very fast and accurate focus, Very responsive, Excellent user interface, easy to use,...

AiAF focus a bit unpredictable - turn it off, Battery life when using LCD not fantastic, Very little manual control, ISO 800 noisy (low noise reduction means there is detail, however), Finish very susceptible to marks and scratches, Still no exposure...

Whereas virtually ever other Ixus/ELPH camera I've reviewed over the last few years has failed, in some way, to produce image quality that quite lived up to the promise of such attractive and luxurious external design and construction, the SD 700 IS...

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Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital ELPH


The 2006 lineup of six-megapixel Digital ELPH cameras includes the PowerShot SD600, PowerShot SD630 and PowerShot SD700 IS. These cameras maintain the petite profile that has characterized the line since its inception while adding big new features...

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Canon PowerShot SD700 reviewed


Digital Camera Tracker got a chance to check out Canon's PowerShot SD700 6 megapixel digital camera and came away impressed, giving it an 8.5 out of 10. Packing a 4x optical zoom in a sleek and sturdy body, they gave the camera high marks for its high...

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First Look: Canon's Sharp-Shooting PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph


The newest Digital Elph adds image stabilization for sharper images.

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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS


The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS is compact, though slightly larger than the other two models. Still, it's the right size to slip into a jacket or a loose pants pocket. At 6.8 ounces, it's a bit heavy for its small size, giving it a nice, solid feel.

Great performance and pictures; effective image stabilization; attractive, comfortable design.

No aperture-priority or shutter-priority modes; awkward optical viewfinder and power button.

The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS has practically everything you could want in a compact camera, though you might think the price tag a bit steep.

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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS


The PowerShot SD700 IS, the first of Canon's trendy Digital Elph line to offer image stabilization. The camera also provides a 4x optical zoom lens and several improvements that are fairly new to Canon cameras. Its new 1/2.5-inch image sensor has 6...

Trendy, compact design ; Wide viewing angle on the LCD screen ; High quality 4x optical zoom lens ; Effective image stabilization system ; Fast burst mode with serious endurance ; Jump feature makes navigating large memory cards simple ; Cool My Colors...

Poor placement of the viewfinder and flash ; Inaccurate viewfinder ; Substandard LCD screen resolution ; Can't delete lots of pictures without deleting them all

The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS packs a solid set of components into its sturdy and trendy body. This 6-megapixel digital camera has a 4x optical zoom lens that is lengthier than the average and nicely complemented by an optical image stabilization...

Product Specifications

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS is equipped with 6.0 Megapixels, an optical 4x zoom lens (f/2.8 - f/5.5) with a shift-type optical Image Stabilizer (IS) system and Canon high-performance and high-speed processing "DIGIC II", which makes it possible to take pictures with up to a maximum of 2816