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Canon PowerShot SD790 IS 8 to 10 Megapixel

5/5 (2 Reviews)


  • Product ID69047453
    Depth0.82 in.
    Width3.61 in.
    Height2.24 in.
    Memory TypeMultimedia Card • SD Card • SDHC Card
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion Battery
    Included AccessoriesUSB Cable • Battery Charger • Strap • AV Cable
    Weight0.34 lb.
    Optical Zoom3x
    Battery Life330 Images
    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f4.9 (w/t)
    ISO Speeds100 • 200 • 400 • 800 • 1600 • 80
    ViewfinderWithout Viewfinder
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Video Resolutions640 x 480 (VGA) • 320 x 240
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    White BalanceAuto • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Video FormatAVI • Motion JPEG
    Family LineCanon PowerShot
    Resolution10 Megapixel
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    Shutter Speed1/60 - 1/1500 sec
    Digital Zoom4x
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Video Speed30 fps
    Camera TypeCompact
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Frames Per Second1.4 Frames
    Compression TypeJPEG
    35mm Zoom Lens35 - 105 mm
    Focal Length6.2 - 18.6 mm
    LCD Panel Size3 in.
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2816 x 2112 • 2270 x 1704 • 1600 x 1200 • 3648 x 2736 • 3648 x 2048
    Focus Range12 in. to Infinity (w)
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    Macro Focus Range1.2 - 19.2 in. (w) / 12 - 19.2 in. (t)
    LCD Screen Resolution230,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position

Product Description

Chiseled edges with a subtle gleam give this PowerShot SD790 IS Digital ELPH distinctive sculptural appeal. Just as attractive are its high-end specifications, including 10 megapixels of resolution plus Face Detection and Motion Detection Technology that delivers the ultimate in crisp, clear, amazingly detailed images. Prepare to be transfixed by the view from the camera's 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II screen. With rich, accurate color and superb clarity, the screen is easy to view at wide angles too - perfect for gathering a group around to see your images.

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The Canon PowerShot SD790 IS is a 10-megapixel, pocket-sized digital camera with optical image stabilization, a big 3-inch LCD display, DIGIC III image processing, and ISO 1600 sensitivity.

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Review Contents:

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS - front and back

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George Prieto Sr. a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2011

Strengths:    Great large screen. Fairly easy to use. Very good in low light conditions.

Weaknesses:    After about 3 years, the vertical blue lines are starting to show in low light.
Still a good unit!


Bottom Line:   
Excellent unit!

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Dell compuer direct

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ed_Moorman a Casual

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent pictures that are large enough to crop and still have good printed results.

Many, many features and a large detailed menu, exerything you need.

Small light and easy to carry.

Battery seems to last a long time.


Weaknesses:    Many, many features and a large detailed menu. I know I also said this is a strength, but this camera has so much you could take a month learning how to use all the features for best results. My hobby isn't cameras, so I mostly use auto.



Bottom Line:   
Excellent camera. It's small and easy to carry around in a pocket or a camera bag on your belt. I have it set on automatic and the shots are great.

My hobby is RC airplanes and I take pictures of planes and pilots. I do a lot of flying myself, so a large SLR is impractical to carry around and hard to watch while I am flying.

The Canon 790 is my 4th digital camera and my first pocket sized one. It is handy and I love the large LCD. It doesn't have a through the lens view finder so it is harder to get good shots of planes in the air, but at the largest size, I can crop for some nice results.

The menus are different from my previous Panasonic and Sony so I have that learning curve. Once you find what you want a couple of times, it becomes pretty easy, just diffrent from the other cameras.

I have fairly large hands and I haven't had any trouble holding it or shooting pictures. I do use the wrist strap all the time.

This is my first Canon and I can see why they are best sellers.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $284.00

Purchased At:   buydig.com

Similar Products Used:   Panasonic and Sony cameras of 2-3 years ago.

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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