Exactly as the ads for the SD4500 say
-- this camera is
designed for the point and shoot masses, not the S95 "custom set everything" bunch. You can literally move from tucked away in your pocket to
shooting an image in like two seconds -- There is no lens cap, and it comes on in whichever mode you last used it in anywhere from a particular program mode to Auto. Controls feel quick and intuitive -- One of the best reason to get this camera is that shots can happen in just a few seconds and you can select from getting the perfect one or some other shot. In normal light in Auto it is easy to create great images, even with pixel size blow-ups. And most of those other complicated special functions are so simply available.
Be careful! Once you handle this sweet PowerShot SD4500 IS ELPH, you might have to give up your beloved reality show in exchange for the bright pictures you create yourself--with a
10x zoom lens 36-360mm (equivalent)
that quickly zooms from wide-angle to a super telephoto, 10MP sensor and a brilliant 3" LCD monitor, this ELPH continues on and even and surpasses its well known ELPH ancestors.
ISO sensitivity as high as ISO 3200 and a DIGIC 4 Processor allow for
possibility to create gorgeous images even in poor light employing functions such as the Handheld Night Scene or Best Image Selection (which captures 5 images in rapid sequence and selects the best one). A wide range of other shooting functions allows you to shoot the best possible image for any given scene: Kids & Pets, Portrait, , High-Speed Burst (captures images at 8.8 frames/second), Super Vivid (for
awesome saturated colors), Smart Auto, Beach, Fisheye, Miniature, Fireworks, Foliage, Snow, Stitch Assist (for creating astounding panoramas from just 3 images)--do you get the picture, now?
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