Canon SD780 IS
- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 1600
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 33-100mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
- 155g - 87 x 56 x 18mm
- Released February 2009
- Also referred to as Digital IXUS 100 IS
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- Size Comparison
Canon SD780 IS overview
Canon SD780 IS is Canon's Ultracompact camera initially announced on February of 2009. The camera includes a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is referred to as "Digital IXUS 100 IS" in some markets.
The SD780 IS is ranked #113 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1154 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon SD780 IS family
The Canon SD780 IS comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can look at all earlier and most recent models alongside main features.
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Canon SD780 IS Gallery
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Canon SD780 IS Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Canon SD780 IS based on things which are oftentimes viewed as crucial in a camera.
Canon SD780 IS Sensor specs
The sensor specification in the Canon SD780 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and features a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the SD780 IS's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The SD780 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon SD780 IS dimensions
Canon SD780 IS is 0.34 lb (155 grams or 5.47 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 87mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.4" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Canon SD780 IS is weightier as compared with other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a picture of the Canon SD780 IS alongside a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will provide the button layout on the SD780 IS.
Canon SD780 IS Lens details
The SD780 IS offers an inbuilt lens having a focal range of 33-100mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not significant nevertheless it will be helpful in some conditions.
At it's widest 33mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.2 which will be somewhat sluggish and not good in low light conditions and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also have to up your ISO setting leading to noisy pictures. With the long end, 100mm comes with f5.8 making it quite sluggish and you may have to use slow shutter speeds.
Canon SD780 IS Connectivity
The SD780 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and sometimes change settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Canon SD780 IS Video details
The maximum video quality in the Canon SD780 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should really go for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone port so you get absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to get a different model in case you need better audio in your video clips.
Canon SD780 IS Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Canon SD780 IS so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon SD780 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SD780 IS includes a 2.5" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon SD780 IS are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinders are really handy in sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Canon SD780 IS Shutter details
Canon SD780 IS continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 seconds.
Canon SD780 IS Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon SD780 IS includes just inbuilt flash with no external flash ability.
Canon SD780 IS Autofocus details
Canon SD780 IS includes only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and exact as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be helpful for people photography.
The AF system includes 9 focus points to pick from. Canon SD780 IS doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus is good in low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate control on focusing.
Canon SD780 IS Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the highest possible (320) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Canon SD780 IS for specific types of photography
The following graph presents a overview of the Canon SD780 IS for specific types of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Canon SD780 IS Portrait photography information
The Canon SD780 IS receives a points tally of 26 which is low, and means the camera is not really acceptable for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and potential to utilize external lighting.
Canon SD780 IS Street photography advice
Getting a reasonable score of 55, the Canon SD780 IS is fairly suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Canon SD780 IS Sports photography features
A low sports photography points total of 25 suggests the Canon SD780 IS is not really acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon SD780 IS
Portability is pretty critical in selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Canon SD780 IS gets a reasonable 51 for a travel camera which makes it relatively acceptable to take with you on your journeys.
Canon SD780 IS Landscape photography details
If you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Canon SD780 IS with it's low rating of 28 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable compared to it's rivals.
Vlogging with Canon SD780 IS
A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon SD780 IS is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a low score of 27.
Canon SD780 IS Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the SD780 IS, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The graph below offers you a bird's eye view of the SD780 IS compared to it's top ranked rivals listed above.
Following are several cameras you may see as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.