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Very compact and quick on the draw thanks to a smoothly operating retractable lens designthe PowerShot SD is a convenient point-and-shoot digital camera with vanon handful of extra exposure features for added flexibility, and a larger LCD display than previous models of this size in Canon’s lineup. With the lens retracted, the Canon SD’s front panel is flat and pocket friendly, and its mostly aluminum body sd2200 SD is stainless steel is accented with pearlescent plastic accents that wrap around the right side from top to bottom.

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Sd20 with a 3. Smaller image sizes are also available for email transmission or Web applications, and a movie s200 captures short video clips with sound. Image details are thus likely to be softer with digital zoom.

Focus ranges from 1. A new Digital Macro mode allows a user to zoom in on their macro subjects, effectively cropping the digital image to save only the most important central area. An Infinity fixed-focus mode is also available. The Canon SD employs a sophisticated, nine-point AiAF Artificial Intelligence Autofocus system to determine focus, which uses a broad active powerxhot in the center of the image to calculate the focal distance a feature I’ve been impressed with on many ELPH models and have been happy to see continued.

Through the Record menu, you can turn AiAF off, which defaults the autofocus area to the powetshot of the frame. Also built-in to the SD is an AF assist light, which aids the focus mechanism in low light when it’s enabled via a menu option. For composing images, the SD offers a real-image optical viewfinder, as well as a large 2. The LCD reports a fair amount of camera information, but excludes exposure information such as aperture and shutter speed. In Playback mode, a histogram display reports the tonal distribution of a captured image, useful in determining any over- or under-exposure.

Because the ELPH line capitalizes on ease of use, exposure control is typically automatic, increasing manyal line’s appeal to point-and-shoot users.

The Canon SD sticks to this trend, with a series of unique Scene modes, but does provide a handful of manual adjustments, plus several enhancements to the PictBridge manjal print functionality. Main camera modes are now controlled in the Function menu, accessed by pressing the Set button in the center of the 5-way nav array.

In straight Auto mode, the camera controls everything about the exposure except for file size, flash, etc. Manual mode provides more hands-on control, with White Balance, Exposure Compensation, ISO, and some creative effects, but it is not a true manual control, because the user is not allowed to set–or even to know–the aperture or shutter speed settings.

Camera operation is straightforward, as you typically just point and shoot most of the time. Pressing the Shutter button halfway sets focus and exposure, and the small LEDs next to the optical viewfinder let you know when the camera is ready to take the picture.

The Canon PowerShot SD uses an Evaluative metering system by default, which means that the camera divides the image area into zones and evaluates both contrast and brightness among all the zones to determine the best overall amnual.

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A Spot metering option ties the exposure to the very center of the frame, and is useful for off-center or high contrast subjects, letting you pinpoint the exact area of the frame to base the exposure on.

There’s also a Center-Weighted metering option, which bases the exposure on a large area in the center of the frame. Sensitivity equivalents include 50, and ISO settings, as well as an Auto setting. You can also lock the flash exposure in the same way you can lock normal exposure. Pressing the Shutter button halfway and keeping it pressed initiates the exposure lock, signaled by two beeps and activating an “FEL” icon in the LCD monitor until the Shutter button is released or fully pressed.

A two- or second self-timer option counts down by flashing cqnon small LED on the front of the camera before firing the shutter, giving you time to duck around the camera and get into your own shots. Stitch-Assist mode is the Canon SD’s panoramic shooting mode, which lets you shoot as many as 26 consecutive images. The series of images can then be “stitched” together into a single panoramic frame with the accompanying software. The SD also has a Movie Record mode, which records moving images with sound for as long as three minutes per clip, depending on the resolution setting and amount of memory card space.


Movies are recorded at either xxor x pixels, at either 30 or 15 fps, until the card is full. Finally, a Continuous Shooting mode captures a series of consecutive images much like a motor drive on a traditional cameraat approximately 2. The actual frame rate varies slightly with the resolution setting, mannual the maximum number of images will also depend on the amount of memory card space and file size.

Depending on the speed of the SD memory card you’re using, the camera will eventually slow somewhat, having to wait for the memory card after is “buffer” memory is full. With a 32x Lexar-brand SD card, we found we could shoot upwards of 31 consecutive images before the camera slowed to an average of 2. The My Camera settings menu lets you customize camera settings to a specific theme. Everything from the startup image to operating sounds can be assigned to a theme, either one of the pre-programmed themes or one downloaded from the camera software caonn stored on the memory card.

The Canon SD also lets you record short sound clips to accompany captured images, via the Sound Memo powerhot, great for lively captions to vacation photos or party shots.

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A 16MB card accompanies the camera, but I highly recommend picking up a larger capacity card, at least 64 megabytes, so you don’t miss any shots. The camera utilizes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for power, which accompanies the camera, along with the necessary battery charger. Because the SD does not accommodate AA-type or any other off-the-shelf battery format, I strongly advise picking up an additional battery pack and keeping it freshly charged.

The optional AC adapter is useful for preserving battery power when reviewing and downloading images, and actually uses a “dummy” battery that inserts into the camera’s battery compartment. A USB cable and interface software are also packaged with the camera, for downloading images to a computer and performing minor organization and corrections. Two software CDs provide the necessary drivers and editing software, both compatible with Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Canon offers a selection of direct-connect printers as well, which simplifies printing even more. The Canon ELPH series of digicams continues to be a popular option for many consumers, given its tiny size and reputation for great quality.

Canon PowerShot SD Digial ELPH Manuals

Although exposure control is mainly automatic, the availability of exposure times as long as 15 seconds and adjustable ISO increases the camera’s exposure versatility a great deal. Plus, the uncomplicated user interface helps novices and more advanced amateurs alike feel at home, with enough variable exposure control to make both happy. The Canon SD makes a great cannon around” camera for anyone, and would make a good xd200 camera” for enthusiasts for those times when they don’t want to lug along their full-size all-the-bells-and-whistles camera.

The compact size is perfect for quickly stashing in a pocket or purse without worrying about damaging the powershto body though if you want to maintain that gorgeous finish, you’ll vanon to put it in a protective case first, because it can get scratched. The retracting lens is a smart design that manuql the camera front completely flat when the camera is off, underscoring the camera’s pocket friendly camon, while an automatic lens cover means you don’t have to worry about powersgot the lens or losing a lens cap.

The camera weighs 4. Several distinctive ELPH features identify the front of the Canon SD, with the lens off-center slightly toward the right, and viewfinder and flash just above it.

A light emitter, next to the optical viewfinder, serves multiple purposes, including autofocus assist, red-eye reduction, and the self-timer countdown. The camera’s telescoping lens moves into place quickly when the camera is powered on, and retracts fully within the canin to maintain a flat profile. Startup time is a very fast 1. To the left of the lens are five holes for the camera’s tiny microphone.

No real finger-grip is provided, so be sure to attach the accompanying wrist strap. The Shutter button, Zoom ring, and Power button are all on top of the camera, with the former two protruding from the surface. On the right side of the camera as viewed from the rear are the AV Out and USB port concealed by a pearlized soft plastic door.

Below that is the wrist strap attachment eyelet. The remaining camera controls are on the rear panel, along with the optical and LCD viewfinders.

The LCD monitor is huge for such a small camera, measuring 2. Because of the large screen, all controls have been moved off to the right.


A three-way switch selects between Playback, Movie, and Record modes. Below this are the Menu button and speaker holes. An enhanced multi-functional Five-Way Arrow pad incorporates most of the quick settings, with the outside buttons handling both navigation and items like Macro and flash modes. The Function button has been nestled in the middle of the Five-way, also serving as the Set button for making menu selections.

Two LED lamps next to the viewfinder report camera status, lighting to indicate when focus is set or the flash is fully charged. The tripod socket is almost exactly below the lens barrel, a good choice for panorama shooters, and is close enough to being centered on the body as a whole that the camera should set level on most tripod mounts.

Inside the compartment, the battery and SD memory card slots line up side by side. The locking compartment cover slides open and then outward, with a small, rubber flap in its center. This flap covers a hole in the compartment cover that accesses the connector jack in the “dummy battery” used in the AC adapter kit.

Like many other Canon digicams, the SD’s optional AC adapter scheme employs a dummy battery that fits into the battery manuql, and which provides a plug for the AC power converter’s cable.

The Canon PowerShot SD’s user interface is straightforward and relatively uncomplicated, with a similar menu setup and basic control philosophy as the rest of the current ELPH series. Most of the camera’s functions are controlled by buttons on the top and rear panels, while a handful of settings are controlled through the LCD-based Record menu.

A Function menu provides faster access to basic settings like image size, quality, and exposure powerzhot while maintaining a viewfinder display onscreen so you can quickly compose and capture a shot without leaving the Function menu. This is handy for trying a number of settings on an important subject to make sure you have the shot just right when you get home. The Opwershot menu system itself is quite efficient, as you view menu items organized in tabs instead of through a series of pages.

Additionally, the Setup and My Camera menus powershor always available, regardless of the camera mode. With the instruction manual in-hand, it shouldn’t take more than a half an hour to an hour to get comfortable with the camera.

In any record mode, the LCD display shows either the image area with no information, the image with a limited information display, or no display at all. Pressing the Display button cycles through the available displays.

When the information display is active, it reports resolution and image quality settings, the number of available ad200, Record mode, orientation, and a handful of exposure settings although not aperture or shutter speed.

Playback mode also offers three display modes, including the image only, the image with information, and the image with expanded information and a histogram. You can also display as many as nine thumbnail images at a time on-screen with the index display mode, or zoom in on captured images to check fine details, focus, or framing.

Located on the top panel, this button sets focus and exposure when halfway pressed and fires the shutter when fully pressed. If the Self-Timer is activated, a full press of the Shutter button triggers the countdown. Surrounding the Shutter button on the camera’s top panel, this lever controls the optical and digital zoom in any record mode. In Playback mode, the wide-angle end activates an index display, while the telephoto setting zooms in on captured images for closer inspection of fine details.

To the left of the Shutter button on the camera’s top panel, this button turns the camera on or off. Just below the shutter button, but on the rear panel, this dial controls the camera’s operating mode, offering the following selections:.

This five-way rocker button is located to the right of the LCD monitor and serves multiple functions. In any Settings menu, the arrow keys navigate through menu selections. The left arrow controls Macro and Infinity focus modes, and cycles back around to the normal AF mode. Finally, the down arrow key activates the Self-Timer and Continuous Shooting modes, or returns to the normal exposure mode.

In Playback modes, it also serves as the Delete button. Set and function buttons are also embedded here as the center button, and will be explained in the next item.