Canon SD4500 IS overview
Canon SD4500 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially introduced on July of 2011. It includes a 10 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is referred to as "Digital IXUS 1000 HS / IXY 50S" in some markets.
The SD4500 IS ranks at #164 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #1056 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Canon SD4500 IS history
The Canon SD4500 IS is part of a family of products. You can view the full range below.
Canon SD4500 IS Gallery
You can see the SD4500 IS from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon SD4500 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon SD4500 IS based on features that are often viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Canon SD4500 IS Sensor specifications
The Canon SD4500 IS is powered by the Digic 4 chip. The sensor specification on the Canon SD4500 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 10 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the SD4500 IS's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The SD4500 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon SD4500 IS dimensions
Canon SD4500 IS weighs in at 0.42 pounds (190g / 6.70 ounces) and features exterior size of 101mm x 59mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Canon SD4500 IS is on par as compared with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a visual of the Canon SD4500 IS beside a softdrink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the SD4500 IS.
Canon SD4500 IS Lens specifications
The SD4500 IS has a fixed lens providing a focal range of 36-360mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which might not be amazing nevertheless it will surely be valuable in some situations.
At the widest 36mm, it offers an aperture of f3.4 and that's pretty slow and not great in low light conditions and you will probably struggle to capture good bokeh. You will also have to increase the ISO setting causing noisy shots. On the tele end, 360mm is great zoom and comes to f5.6 making it fairly sluggish and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Canon SD4500 IS Connectivity
The SD4500 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send files and usually adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Canon SD4500 IS Video specifications
The maximum video resolution on the Canon SD4500 IS is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance for video quality versus file sizes but FULL HD will not leave you with much room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a mic or headphone socket so you have got no control over your sound. It is probably best to have a look at a different camera should you need good sound in your videos.
Canon SD4500 IS Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Canon SD4500 IS so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Canon SD4500 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon SD4500 IS includes a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specs regarding Canon SD4500 IS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful for bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon SD4500 IS Shutter specifications
Canon SD4500 IS continuous shooting speed is 4.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Canon SD4500 IS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon SD4500 IS includes only integrated flash without external flash ability.
Canon SD4500 IS Autofocusing specifications
Canon SD4500 IS includes just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
Canon SD4500 IS does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light scenarios or you want to have more accurate depth of field control.
Canon SD4500 IS Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Canon SD4500 IS for various types of photography
The following diagram indicates a summation of the Canon SD4500 IS for various types of photography. To check out more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Canon SD4500 IS as a Portrait photography camera
The Canon SD4500 IS receives a score of 21 which is terrible, and means the camera is not really suitable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files in addition to the potential to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Canon SD4500 IS
Getting a moderate points tally of 56, the Canon SD4500 IS is relatively suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon SD4500 IS as a Sports photography camera
A terrible sports photography points tally of 25 means the Canon SD4500 IS is not really suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SD4500 IS as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really crucial when getting a travel camera. In general, the Canon SD4500 IS gets a decent 56 as a travelling camera which is somewhat suitable to take on your trips.
Canon SD4500 IS as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Canon SD4500 IS at it's terrible score of 32 for a landscape camera is not really suitable in the current marketplace.
Canon SD4500 IS as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera ought to offer a moving screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Canon SD4500 IS is not really suitable for vlogging as it gets a terrible rating of 28.
Canon SD4500 IS Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the SD4500 IS, below is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram followed below provides you a summary of the SD4500 IS vs it's highest ranking competitors listed earlier.
These are various other cameras you might regard as alternate options. To look at a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.