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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS 6MP Digital Elph Camera with 4x Image Stabilized Zoom

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  • 6.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • 4x image-stabilized optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD display
  • 16:9 resolution option produces widescreen images and film clips
  • Unique scene modes, including Foliage, Stitch Assist, and Lighter Skin Tone, allow for increased creativity
  • Powered by a lithium-ion battery (battery and charger included); stores images on SD cards
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: 1130B001
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 6 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 4 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.2 x 1 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000EN0K94
  • Item model number: 1130B001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,239 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at February 21, 2006

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph sets a new standard. The first Digital Elph equipped with Canon's Image Stabilizer technology, its sleek, tri-color body is loaded with high-end features that make taking great pictures more stylish and convenient than ever.

Get close, stay steady
Engineered with Canon's sophisticated Image Stabilizer technology, the SD700 IS Digital Elph gives you the "shake-free" performance that makes your pictures sharp and clear. No matter how close you zoom in, the SD700 IS Digital Elph keeps everything stable. All you have to think about is your subject.

High performance, high style
This is a camera that could make it on looks alone. But wait until you see its performance. The 4x optical zoom brings you in for intimate close-ups. The 6.0-megapixel CCD produces images of impressive quality with resolution that lets you create big prints.

Canon innovation enhances your experience
The PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph features new ISO 800 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.

Advanced imaging technology improves every photo

DIGIC II Image Processor
Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor is designed to improve processing speed and image quality, so DIGIC II provides markedly faster startup, autofocus, and playback, plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.

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 II Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Shoot and view wide images
The PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph includes a 16:9 widescreen resolution option, producing images and film clips that are perfect for your widescreen TV or computer monitor.

Superior movie quality
Fast Frame Rate Movie Mode allows you to record extremely smooth, full-motion movie clips for up to one minute in QVGA at 60 frames per second (fps) (320 x 240 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 one hour or 1 GB. 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.
  • 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 an unatural bluish tint.
  • Beach: Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
  • Fireworks: Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
  • Underwater: Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect. (Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC4 required for shooting any underwater images)
  • Indoor: Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
  • Kids and 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.
  • 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.
  • My Colors
         Vivid: Yield vibrant shots with dramatic high-contrast.
         Vivid Blue: Emphasize the sea, sky, and other blue areas.
         Vivid Green: Add vivid dimension to greens for extraordinary nature shots.
         Vivid Red: Charge up red objects in your images for extra impact.
  • Neutral: Produce images of subtle, elegant tonality.
  • Sepia: Recreate the look of vintage photographs.
  • Black and White: Deliver enhanced clarity--especially useful when shooting text.
  • Positive Film: Combine "Vivid Blue," "Vivid Green," and "Vivid Red" to achieve a positive film effect.
  • Lighter Skin Tone: Make your subjects' skin tones lighter.
  • Darker Skin Tone: Darken skin tones a shade.
  • Custom Color: Finely adjust brightness and vividness, and set your preferred balance of blue, green, red, and skin colors.

    The complete print solution
    The PowerShot SD700 Digital Elph's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SD700 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).

    Connect the USB interface cable to your Canon digital camera and a PictBridge compatible photo printer. Press lighted Print/Share button. You'll have long-lasting, professional-quality prints in minutes.

    Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printer. (Printers not included--must be purchased separately.)

    What's in the Box
    PowerShot SD700 IS body, Lithium battery pack NB-5L, battery charger CB-2LX, SD memory card SDC-16M, wrist strap WS-700, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB interface cable IFC-400PCU, AV cable AVC-DC300

  • Product Description

    The PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH sets a new standard. The first Digital ELPH equipped with Canon's Image Stabilizer technology, its sleek, tri-color body is loaded with high-end features including 16:9 widescreen mode, ISO 800 Exposure, Fast Frame Rate Movie Mode, and an exceptionally large 2.5" LCD screen, that makes taking great pictures more stylish and convenient than ever. Built-in Flash with Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Off, and Slow Synchro settings Shooting Specs - Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), Digital Macro, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie; 2-sec./10-sec./Custom Self-Timer; Continuous shooting at approx. 2.1fps JPEG images and AVI movies stored on SD Memory Card or MultiMedia Card (MMC) (sold separately) A 16MB SD Card is included, however we suggest purchasing an Optional 512MB memory card. It will allow you to store a lot more Video and images, as well as take advantage of the camera's high Resolution abilities. Print directly to Canon CP/SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers via USB 2.0 Cable without a computer using the dedicated Print/Share Button! Interfaces - USB 2.0 (mini-B jack), A/V out (NTSC/PAL) Approximate Unit Dimensions - (WxHxD) 3.56 x 2.22 x 1.04

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    It came promptly and was in…The test pictures were perfect and the only negative thing was that the battery does not hold a charge for very long, which is understandable. Read more ›
    I purchased this camera over 3 years ago and I was immediately impressed with it. The picture quality was great and it was small enough that I could put it in my pocket. Tha… Read more ›
    The noise level is almost non-existent. Image stabilization is fantastic. This is just a backup camera for me when I don't want to carry my SLR. Read more ›
    The SD700 has been wonderful. The pictures are outstanding and the IS feature is worth it. Read more ›
    I have had my Canon for a few months now. The picture clarity is amazing. I really like the digital macro for close ups. Read more ›
    I first bought the Canon SD800IS but returned it for this one...this camera got better reviews & was a more sturdy camera. My photos are gorgeous & the IS words great. Read more ›
    I also have the underwater case by canon, and with the underwater setting, I get amazing shots. It is easy to use, small but with lots of powerful features. I have… Read more ›
    I have had it for almost 2 years and it's been through a lot and still works really well. It has so many features on it that are easy to use quickly and in every situation. Y… Read more ›
    I only had this camera for about 3 weeks before it was stolen from me at the beach. It however took very nice pictures, was simple to use, and compact. The only thing that… Read more ›
    Super fast (for a point and shoot), excellent image quality & fun to use! What more could you ask for? Read more ›
    Indoors and…Compared to the SD550, this camera is much easier to use, has better battery life, far quicker on startup and taking pics, better LCD screen & much less noise. Read more ›
    I love this camera. It takes great pictures and it's easy to use. BUT, when you're in low lighting and need the flash, it can use up batteries in 15-20 pictures. Read more ›
    If your not really into cameras and want a easy camera to use this would be a nice one. Menus are fairly easy to navigate through. I have a 2gb SD card installed and can… Read more ›
    A fine camera. The controls are improved over previous, less powerful models. It fits in my pocket and is ready in seconds for a sudden photo-op. Read more ›
    The controls are intuitive, the lag-time between shots is almost zero (although the UltraII card I stuck in it may help here also?), and the autofocus etc. very effective,… Read more ›
    It's a bit better than the SD300 in that the body is slightly thicker. As for other features, all are great. Like any very powerful camera, there is a lot to learn if you… Read more ›
    It also has a digital macro mode which is very useful for take a lot of close ups. Sometimes the optical macro mode just won't do it. Read more ›
    This tiny camera is excellent. The image quality is awesome, the battery lasts forever, the features are great, the auto-mode is really useful. Read more ›
    I also wanted a camera that used a lithium rechargeable battery, could take multiple pictures in succession (my old camera had about a 10-15 sec. wait time between snapping… Read more ›
    I could have returned it for a replacement, but it was probably not worth the trouble. My rating would have been 5 stars if the LCD were perfect. Read more ›
    It performed very well and best of all it is simple to use. The screen is bright and easy to see in all the outdoor conditions I encountered. It starts up quickly and there… Read more ›
    This camera compares well with my older digital…The small size, of course, is great; the LCD viewer is excellent; and the color rendition of the photos is very good. Th… Read more ›
    My wife had a Canon S400 for about 2 years and this one was worth upgrading to from that one. The LCD is AWESOME. The low light capability is AWESOME. Read more ›
    Big nosed guys will have a tough time using the little view finder. This is rarely used as the LCD is so great and rechargeable battery life so long. Read more ›
    I had another camera just like this one and when it broke I wanted the exact replacement so it would fit my…This camera was in near perfect condition for a good price. Read more ›
    I have tried to buy another in the same condition and no luck. I did buy one in good condition for a reasonable price. I will use it as my 'vacation' camera so if something… Read more ›
    You can even get really good pictues in low light. Its small, quick to start up and take multiple pictures and its a pretty good price. Read more ›
    Fast startup, easy to use and good price for features. Highly recommend over many other cameras. Read more ›
    It doesn't come with a case, but I found a great little padded case on Amazon that fits the SD700 nicely for a great price (Bag, D-pods 10, Black, by LowePro) - weird name,… Read more ›
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    The Canon SD700 is a great camera It takes great outdoor lighted pictures, it's small and handy, it has a great zoom and the video is awesome. I strongly recommedn it to… Read more ›
    I've taken several videos and I have absolutely no noise in the background. Crystal clear sound and the video quality is great. Read more ›
    - This is the first digital camera i have actually used the video mode on. The videos are as clear as my video camera. The videos have to be seen. Read more ›
    In the video mode you do get 'click' noises that I think come from releasing the zoom button, but otherwise the video mode works well. Read more ›
    (Purple fringing, objects out of focus, etc... - Check out dpreview & dcresource for sample images) Video quality is awesome though the microphone is in a very illogical… Read more ›
    It's not a newbie and has proven that can take…I really liked it - the product quality is above average, the image stabilized zoom is great and it's fast and reliable. H… Read more ›
    The one drawback I found was a noisy image when using the digital zoom. The optical zoom, however, is easy to use and flawless. Read more ›
    A powerful tinny camera. X4 optical zoom is great. Especially love the Digital Macro mode, in which I can get almost ZERO distance from lens to subject and get it easily… Read more ›
    There are so many cool features and we haven't mastered even…The zoom is great especially the fact that you have the extra digital zoom when the optical zoom is maxed out. Read more ›
    I am a fan of the digital elph, but these newer cameras that have image stabilization are fantastic, allowing for nice photos in low…Also the digital zoom is much improved. Read more ›
    I just returned from a trip to Italy where I took over 600 hundred pictures with this camera. The 4x zoom works well with the image stabilization. Virtually all of the… Read more ›
    The SD700 IS is a very nice size and weight small camera for those not interested in the smallest ultra compact on the market. Feature packed, easy to use, and portability… Read more ›
    Great shots. Great size. Especially great shots in low light. Read more ›
    The LCD display is huge and the menus/settings are…It's a great size and has lots of useful features (e.g. it goes to sleep if you haven't used it in awhile to save power). Read more ›
    They love it! Ease of operations, large screen and compact size. They are snapping away at every chance! Read more ›
    The camera itself has a good build - slim and light weight (Fits quite well on the PSC-55 on one's belt I might add). The optical zoom is good for the size of the camera. Ph… Read more ›
    - Excellent LCD, perfect size, good resolution, works well in bright light Read more ›
    I took this camera on a trip four six months across Europe, and it NEVER let me down. Battery life is EXCELLENT. I don't know about the newer models, I am looking into this… Read more ›
    I have had this camera for nearly a year and I have nothing but good things to say…The battery life is very strong, the focus is generally sharp, and the zoom is excellent. Read more ›
    Other than that, just stick it in your pocket or purse and it'll always be ready to go. Battery life is excellent and theh charger very compact. Read more ›
    I bought this…I found the battery life is very good although from past experience i would recomend a spare battery. you never know when the battery is going to run out. T… Read more ›
    Also, the battery life is amazing! I admit I don't take photos every single day, but when I do take photos, I take lots and lots of photos (I've lost count how many… Read more ›
    The look and feel of the camera is solid. The battery charger is compact, no cords, it just plugs right into the wall. Battery life is pretty decent. Read more ›
    It recycle time is great. The flash is fast and powerful. It's extremely compact. Read more ›
    # Low light pictures are quite good, although at higher ISO values you get a lot of graininess. The flash is very good also. # The only really annoying issue is that it… Read more ›
    Pictures are crisp and clear. Flash works great. All indoor pics and night shots come nice and need no editing what so ever. Read more ›
    Most of my shots so far have been indoors in the evening using the flash. Color saturation is fine and flash coverage is really good. (I'll upload some examples if I get a… Read more ›
    The LCD is crisp and large so you…The speed is unreal (Continuous shooting is great, flash charges super quick), read and write time is lightning fast...highly recommended. Read more ›
    Thus, if you post-process and want to clean it theres no detail. Not a good cam for flash shots and portraits for sure. Speaking of flash, its weak and doesnt have a very… Read more ›
    The lens is better than some of the SLR lenses I have tested. Exposure is very accurate in most cases and the color is good. The optical viewfinder, although not very… Read more ›
    Before I bought this camera I used to borrow my brother's, and I can say that mine is…The colors are more vivid, the images look brighter and I can shoot faster with mine. Read more ›
    The DOF is not the best but considering that this is a Canon Elph - its pretty darn good. The color accent is pretty cool - when you have a shot that works with that. All… Read more ›
    I like a lot…It takes amazing outdoor photos with wonderful color and sharpness, not to mention the ease of changing the exposure if it's too dark or light where you're at. Read more ›
    The picture quality is bright with colors. What I like the most is the Image Stabilizer where it allows me to zoom in and still take clear pictures. Read more ›
    The night filter works great! The flash is powerful, and the color indoors and out is great. Read more ›
    The Rebel was great for special scenery shots where I needed a Polarizer filter or whatever, but for most cases and people shots, the 700 was easy to carry and use and took… Read more ›
    Great pictures and fun to use. Easy to carry and fast to set up. will give you years of enjoyment. I think it gives you alot for the money. Read more ›
    No worries - you can put it on auto mode and take wonderful pictures right out of the box. The tiny size makes it so easy to carry from place to place. Read more ›
    We got this camera in Aug and I have not charged the battery yet(11-7)! the pictures look great and it is very easy to carry. I love it! Read more ›
    I really like the red eye function and the speed at which I can download the pictures on my…With its light weight and compact format this camera is easy to carry around. Read more ›
    This is an easy to carry, easy to travel with, and easy to function camera that should be in the hands of all parents who want to be able to capture those unexpected… Read more ›

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    81 of 81 people found the following review helpful By James L. Wilson on July 3, 2006
    Canon SD700-IS Compact PowerShot Digital Elph Serial No. 2628105xxx: One of the reasons that Canon as an enterprise excels in this new world of Digital Compact Cameras, is that they have the ability to move the technology that has been refined in their flagship professional equipment, to the semi-pro or consumer gear, and on down to their "pocket cameras." This camera is an excellent example of Canon bringing over several very important Pro features. The most obvious is the large, clear, high resolution LCD display; a similar display used in Canon's $4000 pro equipment. The other important feature is the use of their effective Image Stabilization, IS. Many of the reviews I have read recently do not give full credit or understanding of this very important "candid" photographic tool. When using this camera with IS switched on, one has the ability of taking good shots at 1/15 sec or even lower, assuming that your subject is not moving. Many shots can be taken with out the Flash. Read the manual packed with the camera and experiment with this feature; you will be surprised at how powerful and easy to use this feature is.

    For those wanting to know detailed features go to Phil Askey's site:


    For those wanting a quick & dirty review plus see some unedited images:


    This camera has a WOW factor for any class of user. I have used and/or own the best Canon digitals and this camera adds to a great line-up of cameras. As a teaching Pro, I for one like the strong flash, and the IS feature. Another feature I like is the Auto ISO feature. This is like committing heresy for a supposed Pro, wanting any AUTO features.
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    73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By EclecticKim on May 29, 2006
    Stepping up from my Canon S40 to the Canon SD700 was the perfect choice for me. Since deciding that my old S40 wasn't up to pair with the versatility and compact size that I needed, I looked on Canon's website to see what new cameras were on the market. I compared three basically similarly built cameras: Canon's SD600, SD630 and SD700. Wow! I thought. List price of $499 for a camera? With the only difference being an added viewfinder, the color variations on the body and image stabilization?

    Is this camera really worth it?

    Being a VERY touchy / feeling / must test something out in person kind of gal, I went to Costco and Ritz Camera before finding a floor model at Best Buy. There, I was able to compare the SD 700 with Sony's 8.1 megapixel contenders and Nikon's family of digital cameras. I poked. I prodded. I made movies. I rationalized. I bought it.

    I haven't looked back in regret since.

    This camera is a powerhouse: It's small, quick to start, and you can use digital zoom while recording in video mode. The internal color filters while in SCN mode are a big plus: the less time I have to spend in Adobe Photoshop, the better.

    Plus, the SD700 can even fit into my smallest bag WITH my keys and my wallet. This feature alone makes me want to take it everywhere with me. You never know when opportunities to take photographs may arise. And yes, I actually DO like the fact that like the SD600, this camera has a viewfinder. Personally, I thought the size of the LCD screen in the SD630 was too large. The black contrast matting surrounding the preview LCD screen in the SD 700 is perfect and just right.

    Like Cameron below me, my zoom is quiet and I do not have a noisy video problem.
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    263 of 281 people found the following review helpful By Cameron Scholtz on May 26, 2006
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    Quiet Operation Yields Top Quality Photos and Nice Videos.

    I've used my SD700 IS for several days now. Before receiving it I was concerned about the reviews on Amazon that talked about the noisy video problem. However, the first reviews were written before the camera was released in the US. So I crossed my fingers. I got my camera from Crutchfield. (By the way, their custom service was excellent!)

    I have been unable to reproduce the noisy video problem. My videos are *not* noisy and sound good (for a camera of this size). I will say that if I turn up my computer's volume as loud as it will go...THEN there is some ambient background noise. But the volume is extremely loud at that point and I expect a tiny microphone to have some noise when played back at such a high level. For normal video shooting and playback, my SD700 sounds just great. I've tested it with an without the image stabilization activated and the videos do not have any excess noise. Also, my zoom is quiet! Anyway, my experience with the camera obviously differs from others'. Not sure if that helps you or not.

    As far as the picture quality, I am also happy. Most of my shots so far have been indoors in the evening using the flash. Color saturation is fine and flash coverage is really good. (I'll upload some examples if I get a chance.)

    Hindsight being 20/20, I'm not sure the image stabilization is something I needed. With a flash, it really isn't necessary and I've been an amateur photographer for many years so I know how to hold a camera. I'm sure the IS will be handy if I'm ever in a situation when I'm taking photos from a moving car, or letting someone else use the camera.
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