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Canon PowerShot SD790IS 10MP Digital Camera

Updated on December 8, 2011

Canon Powershot Camera

I have this camera, so I thought I would do a lens on it to show a review of this camera. Mine was purchased from Costco. I am not sure if it is still there.

Personally, I love this camera. It takes pictures of a good size and quality. It also does videos that are just as good as the Flip Ultra video camera. Not bad for a digital camera.

Some of its features

* 10-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints

* 3x optical image-stabilized zoom

* Face Detection; Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur

* 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II screen for bright, accurate color and wide viewing angle

* Captures images to SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus memory cards (not included)

a review

Reviews

My Review

This is a great affordable point and shoot camera/video. I would recommend it to anyone for this class of camera. I have an SLR camera that is much more expensive and of course takes better shots, but for this price range this camera is great. It has zoom for the photos or videos as well.

It comes with a rechargeable battery which you plug into the wall. It recharges quickly and is ready to use within an hour.

Amazon Review

I did a lot of research before purchasing this camera. I have been disappointed and frustrated by the last three or four digital cameras I purchased, and got a little wiser this time. I mostly use my cameras for vacations and snapshots, nothing earthshattering, but I have, in the past, had a lot of trouble with blurry, vague, dark pictures, except with my very large digital Kodak, which is too big to take on an upcoming trip.

I purchased a 4G highspeed sd card and an extra battery and leather case along with this camera. When I received it, I charged it, actually read the manual, then started taking lots of photos, and I am having a great time with it. Maybe this will turn me into a half way decent photographer.

My initial battery charge is lasting a very long time, (two weeks +, and it is still fully charged) and the pictures are the best I have ever taken.

I am blown away by all the things this camera will do, and how easy it is to figure out, all in a small but sturdy package.

Most of all, I am super happy with the quality of the photos, and cannot recommend this camera highly enough. I was a little concerned initially at the lack of an optical view finder, but the screen is excellent, and its brightness level is adjustable. The camera turns on and is ready to use almost instantly, and focusses quickly. Pictures turn out sharp and clear, even with the flash, the zoom works easily with a very accessible button, and there is absolutely no red eye.

I cannot give you a very technical review, I am just a regular casual user.

I am very impressed, having fun, and cannot recommend this camera highly enough, it exceeds all my expectations.

Another Review

I got this camera as a gift for christmas 2008. Usually I use Nikon so I was a litle reluctant to think of this one as nothing more than just "basic." Wrong! It took me a a day or so to read the manual and get used to the settings but after that I was shooting classics. If you want a day/date stamp it will do it but only on the lower pixel end. If you want to shoot 3648x2736 or something like that you won't be able to set a day/date stamp on it. Only with the software when you're done shooting. I shoot on the high end and then order 11x16 or 16x22 photos or poster prints. The pictures framed look just like pictures taken at a portrait studio. Even the 1600x1200 look great blown up.

I am not very keen on photo techniques for shooting pics. But with this little camera I enjoy learning and making history moments with my 2 year old son. The camera even has a a video and voice cam. I use like an 8GB SD card when I do that so I have more storage space. The LCD screen is really excellent I am not kidding.

I love setting the camera on "kids and pets" for those fast action shots. Ever try catching a two 1/2 year old standing still? It ain't easy let me tell you. I took him to a studio before I bought this camera and the guy shot like 150 photos to get just three good ones! Now if you was using film you would be spending a ton of money trying to get a good shot. With this camera you can shoot continuous rapid shots (if you want) or close ups and when you're done you can delete the ones you don't want or upload them to your computer and edit from there. I shoot and transfer to my computer and order prints online. Or take them into a dock at CVS drugs.(A cameras pictures are only as good as the company that developes them.)

This one is made in Japan. I have not had any problems with it even after my son knocked it on the floor from my book cabinet. My portable DVD player didn't fair so well. If you want to test something see what happens after a two Y.O. gets a hold of it.

There are 100's of cameras on the market but this is a good dependable little camera. Shop around read reviews before you buy. Canon PowerShot SD790IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomI wouldn't pay more than 299.00 for it. I paid that much but I have seen them as low as 235.00. Happy shoot'n!

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Photos with this camera

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Canon PowerShot SD790IS 10MP Digital Camera

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great information, great photos, great lens. Thanks.

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      HappySeasons LM 7 years ago

      Wow! You took great pictures with your Canon camera... thanks for sharing with us! Matt :)

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      My first ever digicam was a Canon Powershot (back in 2001) and I loved it to bits until I accidentally dropped it in water. :( This is a great review lens for your camera. Your pictures are lovely and so are your daughters. Lensrolling to my Lumix LX3 lens as well!

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Nice review! I have an SLR too but would like a good point and shoot for carrying around with me. Lensrolled to Nikon or Canon.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I have a Canon Powershot A550 that has been an excellent camera and now I've added a Canon SX20 IS to get more zoom. Photography is so much fun.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I have a Powershot that I love. I just upgraded to a Canon SLR.

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Great lens, I lensrolled it (and other digital camera themed lenses from you) to my lens "How To Make Fabulous Digital Photos".

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      Kate Loving Shenk 5 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I was recently in a dilemma about how to proceed regarding taking pictures and video. What I really wanted was a new iPhone 4S. So I got it and think the pics and video are probably some of the best I have ever seen. Apparently there is an attachment that fits on the phone to give greater depth to the pictures.

      Great review, Patricia! I hope you sell some cameras here! Like I say, I am no longer in the market for one! ***Blessed***

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