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Canon PowerShot SD4500IS 10 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD, Silver

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  • 10x Optical Zoom in a slim, stylish camera body. You are never too far away from that perfect shot
  • 10.0 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 1080p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV
  • Advanced Smart AUTO now identifies 28 shooting scenes, making automatic shooting even more intelligent
  • Shoot slow motion video with the Super Slow Motion Movie function and playback at 30 fps
  • 10x optical zoom in a slim body
  • 10.0-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create Canon's HS System
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Technical Details

Color: Silver
  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: SD4500 SL
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 10 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 10 x
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00466PH2K
  • Item model number: SD4500 SL
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,176 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 6, 2010

Product Description

Color: Silver

From the Manufacturer

Significant technology upgrades and a richly sophisticated design make the PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera so easy to say "yes" to. Your best shot is never too far away, thanks to a hugely powerful lens that boasts a 10x optical zoom. Your videos will have all the lifelike realism of Full HD (1920 x 1080)--and you'll share them instantly on your HDTV with a simple cable connection. You'll shoot what you want, when you want, and in every situation your images will be better than you ever imagined.

Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights

Canon's HS System (10.0-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor plus DIGIC 4 Image Processor) delivers gorgeous images in low light, while the advanced Smart AUTO intelligently manages an expanded, diverse array of shooting situations for stills and videos, so you can focus on composition and creativity.

You'll have easy, intuitive access to features that put your photography on the cutting edge, like Super Slow Motion Movie and High-Speed Burst. While this fresh, modern take on a style icon will certainly get your PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera noticed, you'll find just as much to notice in its ramped up power and performance.

Canon PowerShot SD4500IS Highlights

10x optical zoom in a slim, stylish camera body
The PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera is the first ELPH equipped with a 10x optical zoom--an amazing feat of engineering for a camera this slim and light.
Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights

If, like most people, you've been shooting with a standard-size zoom, you will be blown away when, with just a simple push of a button, you're taken right up to the shot you want. For natural candids of people, pets and wildlife there's no substitute, while stadium games, concerts and other big events come to life with a lens that puts you right in the middle of the action.

Best of all? Even at the far end of the zoom your shots are clear and steady, thanks to Canon's highly effective Optical Image Stabilizer.

Canon's HS System for improved low light performance and better image quality
The Canon HS System takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.
Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights

The system is the result of two technologies brought together in a compact PowerShot. The first is the 10.0-megapixel CMOS sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS System is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.

Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels at 24 fps) video mode plus HDMI output for easy playback of videos and photos on your HDTV
Most digital cameras record videos, but isn't it time you gave your memories the unparalleled quality of full high definition?

Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights
The PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera records videos in uncompromising Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels at 24 fps) to give you the highest quality videos available--and all from a camera that fits in your pocket. Experience all the stunning realism of Full HD, with smooth action, amazingly natural color and texture you can almost feel.

Watching your HD videos and sharing them with others is as easy as plugging your camera into your HDTV with a single cable. The camera's HDMI output ensures that your videos retain every pixel of resolution and quality.

Advanced Smart AUTO identifies 28 shooting scenes
The PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level--automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 28 shooting scenarios, the camera handles virtually any situation you'll encounter beautifully--freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.

Shoot slow motion video with the Super Slow Motion Movie function and playback at 30 fps
Give your videos a whole new look with the Super Slow Motion Movie function. Whether you're going for a dreamy, creative slant when documenting family moments, or making a highlight film of your kids' greatest sports plays, you'll love the high quality capture of this all-new feature. The camera shoots your clips at high speed (approx. 240fps) and plays them back at 30fps for the inimitable super slow motion feeling you'll love.

High-Speed Burst mode for capturing sports and action shots
High-Speed Burst is exactly what you need when you're trying to capture the best possible shot within a moment of fast-moving action. In High-Speed Burst mode, the camera automatically shoots continuously at high speed (approx. 8.8fps)* while you simply hold down the shutter. The mode lets you shoot sporting events, kids in motion, wildlife and any situation with unpredictable movement, then simply choose the best shots captured.
* Depending on the shooting conditions, camera settings and the zoom position, the shooting speed may slow down. As the number of images increases, the shooting interval may take longer.

Features like Best Image Selection and Handheld Night Scene give you greater flexibility
The PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH camera has a number of cool new features to improve performance and image quality.

Best Image Selection works in conjunction with the camera's continuous shooting function. The camera shoots 5 successive images, then analyzes movement and facial expressions to pick the best shot. By saving only the best shot, the feature preserves space on your memory card so you do not have to check through several similar images and erase.
Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights

Handheld Night Scene helps you capture beautiful night shots without a tripod and without the blur and noise typical in nighttime shooting. The feature uses optical image stabilization combined with electronic image composition. Several shots are taken in succession and then combined into one shot, effectively reducing camera shake and producing beautifully clear, dramatic nighttime images.

What's in the Box
  • PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-9L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LB
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Product Description

Snap great photos with this digital camera that features 10x optical/4x digital zoom to bring you close to faraway scenes. The smart auto mode recognizes 28 shooting scenes to select the best mode for your photos. ***What's Included: Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS 10.0-Megapixel Digital Camera, Lithium-ion battery pack NB-9L, Battery charger CB-2LB, A/V cable AVC-DC400ST, USB cable IFC-400PCU, Wrist strap, solution disk, software starter guide and Owner's manual. *** Product Features: 10.0-megapixel back-illuminated 1/2.3" CMOS sensor* 10x optical/4x digital/40x total zoom* 3" color TFT display* DIGIC 4 image processor * Face detection technology* High ISO sensitivity (up to 3200)* Smart auto mode identifies 28 shooting scenes* 5-point autofocus* Burst shooting mode* White balance modes* Built-in flash* Special photo effects* Video mode* Multimedia card slot* Store more photos* USB interface and NTSC and PAL video outputs* Direct printing* Slim design* Best image selection and hand-held night scene**

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314 of 324 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kate on September 20, 2010
Color Name: Brown
I can't write an in depth review of this camera because I simply don't have the knowledge of either cameras or photography. But I can tell you what I, as a rank amateur, like about it and why I chose it.

This is the second Canon digital camera I've owned. Last year, I bought the Canon PowerShot SX120IS 10MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Images Stabilized Zoom and 3-inch LCD (and wrote an Amazon review of it with the same opening sentence as this review as well as some other similar bits). I did a fair amount of research into brands and models before purchasing that camera and ended up loving it. It was very easy to use and met all of my relatively simple needs - right up to the moment I dropped it in the Strait of Juan de Fuca when I was ferrying back from Vancouver Island a few weeks ago. (Don't ask.)

Because I'd been so happy with that camera, my first impulse was to pick up the same model as a replacement. But knowing how quickly technology seems to change, I decided to check out the new models before making a purchase. That's when I came across the SD4500IS . Admittedly, I was kind of seduced by its design - all sleek and shiny, just lying there tempting me (and I, for one, love the color). But I knew I wouldn't be happy with it unless, like the SX120IS, it met my criteria which is:

1. Must be very simple to use. And I mean simple for ME - the aforementioned rank amateur.
2. Must take decent pictures even for casual operators with very little experience (again, that would be me).
3. Must have a fast shutter speed because grandkids and dogs can move really, REALLY fast.
4. Must fit into my purse.
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107 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Slowdown on November 1, 2010
Color Name: Brown
I had an SD700 before this, but it was stolen. I loved that camera. So solid, so small, such a high picture quality! I would have kept it a long time. This camera, though, is a great package. Though larger than the SD700, it still fits comfortably in a shirt pocket. It's easy to use. It has a surprising number of options for ways to shoot. It takes high quality HD video. It has an amazing burst capability that produces sharp photos even with the lens at 10X. And, yes, that's a sharp 10X optical zoom, nearly miraculous in a camera of this size. This makes it much more versatile than the SD700. The macro capability is also astounding. I don't follow the reviews that complain of image quality. In my experience, this is as good as a shirt pocket point and shoot gets. I also do not buy the comparisons with quality SLRs. Quality SLRs will produce noticeably superior images that can be enlarged beyond what this camera's images will be capable of. (However, some of the macros I've shot have been surprising.) The only camera I compared that seemed to me to shoot obviously higher quality images was the Panasonic Lumix LX-3. I loved that camera. Great images and a great grip. Alas, it is not a shirt packet camera.

I thought that the battery issue would not be a problem for me. I understood that the Canon designers were making tradeoffs and that they had come up with a package for which one would have to pay a price. I love that zoom. I love the size. I thought that I would just buy a second battery and keep it charged. Actually, the logistics of this turned out to be a little harder than I expected. I bought the camera before the batteries were widely available, and I ended up traveling with only the one battery that came with the camera.
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90 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Stowaway on November 8, 2010
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We bought this camera to replace our Canon SD790is (which took unbelievably great photos).
However, we were disappointed at the image quality of the pictures taken with this. We took pictures with similar composition to ones we had taken with out old camera, and compared them side-by-side. The pictures with the SD4500is were noticeably softer in focus. Details weren't as crisp and sharp and colors seemed washed out.
Our biggest problem, however, was with the battery life. Our old camera could take hundreds of pictures between charges. This one didn't even last through one day of taking pictures. It died halfway through my baby shower. I was very disappointed to miss out on a fun and important event for us.
The features were fun to play with, like the miniature effect and the ability to shoot high-speed, but they weren't enough to make up for poor image quality and worse battery life.
As a result we returned this camera and went with a Canon SD 1400 instead, which so far has been great.

Fun Features
Good Size
Long Optical Zoom

Battery Life
Image Quality
Videos didn't play in Windows 7 (we tried on 3 different systems and it crashed them every time)

With a good zoom and a ton of features, the image quality and battery life weren't what we expected from a Canon.
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120 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Three on September 15, 2010
Color Name: Brown
We bought our Canon PowerShot SD4500IS this week. It functions above and beyond what we expected. Very easy for a grandmother to operate and very engaging for my husband to play with.

The Automatic feature is wonderful for most shots, even detecting the type of shot and making settings to match.

The special additional features make the camera fun. A few of them are:

1. Set it to take 5 rapid shots and the camera picks the best one.
2. Set it to for smiles and it will wait until it detects a smile before taking the photo.
3. Set it for wink and it will take the shot after detecting the wink - this lets you get in the photo and signal when the camera takes the photo.
4. Taking photos at night, the camera combines 5 photos to create a great nighttime shot.
5. The movie feature lets you take up to 2 hours of video, if you get a 32 GB card.

All this plus Consumer Reports rates its predecessor as one of the top 2 digital cameras, and this one is even better.
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