Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Review

Overall Score

37

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 33-100 mm (3x) F3.2-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (tunnel) Viewfinder
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 87 x 56 x 18 mm, 155g.
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Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Canon PowerShot SD780 IS is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Canon SD780 IS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Sensor resolution of Canon SD780 IS ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Canon SD780 IS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SD780 IS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SD780 IS with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
155g Light Body
33 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
5.8 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.2
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS has an Overall Score of 37/100 and ranked #481 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #890 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SD780 IS Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
36
Value for money score
55
Portability score
98
Overall score
37
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Canon SD780 IS


Canon PowerShot SD780 IS weighs 155g and has external dimensions of 87 x 56 x 18mm (3.43 x 2.2 x 0.71"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Canon SD780 IS is 17 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon SD780 IS is less by 9mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Canon SD780 IS
155g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Canon SD780 IS
18mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SD780 IS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SD780 IS Dimensions PowerShot SD780 IS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Canon ELPH 180 126 g 155 g 95 x 54 x 22 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 155 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 155 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 Sony W830 122 g 155 g 93 x 52 x 23 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 135 Canon ELPH 135 127 g 155 g 95 x 54 x 22 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 155 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Canon Elph 115 IS Canon Elph 115 IS 135 g 155 g 93 x 57 x 20 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 155 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 87 x 56 x 18 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SD780 IS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SD780 IS
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.50
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model NB-4L
Physical
Weight 155 g
Physical Dimensions 87 x 56 x 18 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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