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Brand: Canon
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Beauty and Power in Perpetual Harmony. With its sinuous perpetual curve design elegantly clad in pure titanium, the PowerShot SD900 ELPH is visually arresting. But what's inside is just as impressive: a powerful 10.0 megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom and newly developed DIGIC III Image Processor. Top-level functionality puts you at the forefront of digital technology, with expanded low-light shooting capability, a built-in digital tele converter, and futuristic Face Detection technology for incredible group shots.
  • Pure Titanium 10.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x Optical Zoom and elegant Perpetual Curve design
  • DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology for superior image quality, fast operation and low power consumption
  • Large 2.5 inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for easier on-camera viewing
  • ISO 1600 to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability
  • Improved High-Resolution Movie Mode at 15 fps XGA (1024 x 768)
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

High resolution, titanium body - Pure Titanium 10.0 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x Optical Zoom and elegant Perpetual Curve design. Used in aircraft engines for its high strength and lightweight, pure titanium gives the PowerShot SD900 Digital ELPH impeccable presence and style. The evolution of Canon's Perpetual Curve design is a stunning aesthetic achievement.

10.0 megapixel resolution gives your images an ultra-rich level of depth and detail, and lets you enlarge and crop at will.

The camera's powerful 3x optical zoom utilizes Canon's industry dominance in optic technology to deliver quick response, brilliant clarity and pure, true color.

Canon technology maximizes quality and performance - DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology for superior image quality, fast operation and low power consumption.
DIGIC III Image Processor - The DIGIC III Image Processor is the latest advancement to Canon's proprietary DIGIC technology, delivering superior image quality, ultra-responsive performance and extended battery life. DIGIC III provides a speedier interface for the SD900 Digital ELPH's SD memory card as well as higher definition for its LCD monitor.

DIGIC III also empowers new Face Detection AF/AE, which finds all the faces in the frame and sets the most suitable focus point, when the shutter button is depressed half-way. Exposure and flash are controlled to ensure proper illumination of both the faces and the overall scene, eliminating the common problem of darkened or overexposed faces.

iSAPS Technology - iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

See the image in a big monitor - Large 2.5 inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle for easier on-camera viewing. The camera's 2.5-inch LCD monitor gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture and wider viewing angle to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. The clear and bright LCD also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

Canon innovation enhances your experience - ISO 1600 to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability. The PowerShot SD900 Digital ELPH features new ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.

Superior movie quality - Improved High-Resolution Movie Mode at 15 fps XGA (1024 x 768). The PowerShot SD900 Digital ELPH allows you to record extremely smooth, high-resolution movie clips in XGA at 15 fps (1024 x 768 pixels). With a highly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie that's perfect for any application. Select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) with frame rates of 30 fps and 15 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 4GB. Plus Compact Movie Mode (QQVGA; 160 x 120 pixels) records at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes.

Shooting Modes - Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions.

Auto - The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.

Manual - The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.

Color Accent - Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.

Color Swap - Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.

Digital Macro - Shoot larger-than-life close-ups with one-button simplicity.

Stitch Assist - Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.

Movie - Shoot in XGA (15 fps), VGA and QVGA (30 fps/15 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB, QVGA (60 fps) for up to 1 minute, or QQVGA (15 fps) for up to 3 minutes.

Special Scene Modes

Portrait - The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."

Foliage - Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.

Snow - Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or bluish tint.

Beach - Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.

Fireworks - Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Aquarium - Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums.

Underwater - Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect. (Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC7 required for shooting any underwater images)

ISO 3200 - Expands the user's ability to shoot in dark settings without using the flash.

Indoor - Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.

Kids & Pets - Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.

Night Snapshot - Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.

The Complete Print Solution - Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

The PowerShot SD900 Digital ELPH's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SD900 Digital ELPH to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 3 reviews)

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Accurate colors(3), Great resolution(3), Rugged(3)
Best Uses:
Everyday(3)
 
[...] Underdelivered
By JammerVerified Reviewer from Chicago on 2/19/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Rugged
Cons:
EXPENSIVE, Fairly Big for a Compact, No IS Image Stabilization, Not Enough Features, Not Good In Low Light
Best Uses:
Everyday, Outdoors, Travel
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD900 Digital Camera:

This is an odd offering from Canon. The impressive 10 megapixel sensor is a nice feature for so small a camera, and the Titanium build is both attractive and durable. But beyond those two features, I'm not sure why anyone would buy this expensive camera.For starters, it's a little on the large side for an ultra compact. The main selling point of these point and shoots is that you can take them anywhere, and that what you sacrifice in manual control, you gain in portability. Pick one up in a store and decide for yourself. Also, the jump from 7-10 megapixels is simply not that great, and overkill if you're mainly looking to print snapshots. Type "the megapixel myth" into your browser and you'll read what I'm talking about. The 37-111 focal length is pretty unspectacular. Also, there is excessive noise when using high sensitivity ISOs. Canon created a top of the line camera that underperforms its predecessors. And the price is in the stratosphere with no IS. What is the marketing goal with this camera?If I were you, I would take a look at the Canon SD800 or SD700 models. Both have IS, or Image Stabilization, which will not only help you to take sharper pictures, but will also enable you to shoot in lower lighting conditions. These cameras are both smaller than the 900, albeit fractionally. The 800 is a wide angle camera, great for group shots and travel landscapes, while the 700 is better for portraits and the like. The IS is what makes them great. I would take a sharp, IS-shot 7 megapixel image over a blurry, 10 megapixel image any day. Even blown up, under normal conditions, the advantages of the IS are clear.The SD900 is not a bad camera, it's just a poor value. Save your money and buy one of the two best, most reliable point and shoots out there, the SD700 and SD800. They're almost as cute, rugged enough, and easy to use. Plus, they deliver great images just about every time.

[12 of 17 customers found this review helpful]

 
Every bit is true, and much more...
By Cosmo from Sherman Oaks, CA on 12/18/2006
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Simple Controls, Superb Optics
Best Uses:
Everyday

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD900 Digital Camera:

Superb product, but for a Canon top-of-the-line $[...]unit, it would have been nice to get Auto Stablizer.

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[23 of 35 customers found this review helpful]

 
I luv this produt amazing...canon magic
By SRK from San Ramon,Ca on 11/10/2006
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Best features, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Simple Controls
Cons:
No issues
Best Uses:
Everyday, Low Lighting, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events

Comments about Canon PowerShot SD900 Digital Camera:

I like this camera very slim and excellent in photography.I liv this camera as ompare to other anon models

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