Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Review: Canon PowerShot SD450 Digital Camera

Canon has been introducing PowerShot SD450 Digital Camera with the 7.2-megapixel, there's a lot to like about the 5MP PowerShot SD450 Digital Camera ($399.95 list). (Pcmag Rating). Its Very small camera weight of Five ounces and roughly 3.5 by 2 by 0.8 inches. It's certainly very easy to carry, but the tiny buttons in and around the multifunction selector on the back of the camera are just too close together and will confound fat-fingered photographers. Press any of the buttons with your thumb, and you get the feeling you've accidentally pressed others, too.

And features like, You can capture video, as motion JPEGs and saved as AVI files, up to the capacity of the card. You can zoom, but the facility is digital, so the image degrades. Still, our informal testing showed the SD450 footage to be as smooth as the D550's and equal in the quality of its video and sound. You wouldn't quite want to leave your camcorder at home, but digital-camera video has come a long way. And at 640-by-480 and 30 frames per second, I think you'll be using more of this feature in the future.

The SD450 scored quite well on our other tests. It averaged 1,400 lines of resolution, which is very good for a 5MP camera and just a touch better than the V530 managed. Boot time was just 2.5 seconds—less than the V530 required. The 2.9-second recycle time was very good, but not as quick as the V530's 1.1 seconds and shutter lag—marginally more than with the V530. And there is no significant pincushion distortion and just a bit of the usual barrel distortion.
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