The Canon PowerShot SD4500 brings both high quality pictures and a compact size, while also offering 10 megapixels, 10X optical zoom and 1080p video recording. Kevin Pereira and Sara Underwood review the digital camera that retails for $325.
What You Need To Know
The Canon SD4500 is a bit thicker and heavier than the previous PowerShot cameras, but it's still small enough to fit in your pocket.
The design is bulkier because of the 10X optical zoom.
The digital camera features the same layout as previous PowerShot models but the only difference is that the battery compartment is separate from the SD card slot.
The SD4500 only comes in a chocolate brown color.
The PowerShot cameras are made for the point-and-shoot consumer, which means the SD4500 interface is simple to use.
It has a 3" LCD screen, large buttons and a radial menu dial.
Users can quickly switch focus and flash settings with a push of the directional dial button.
Other features include different shooting modes and special effects, which any camera novice should be able to use.
You set the different shooting modes, like Face Detection and High Speed Burst Mode, through the radial dial.
You can choose between specific effects like Poster, Fish-eye and Miniature Effect, all of which are fun options for the casual shooter.
You can leave the camera on auto or switch to manual and have the ability to adjust the brightness, exposure/ISO, color tone and other image settings.
The SD4500 shoots 10 megapixel stills and the image quality is good.
Pictures looked sharp but a bit overexposed in daylight.
The 10X zoom takes well focused shoots.
In lowlight settings, the photos look a little soft but well defined when using the flash.
The 1080p video recording has excellent quality: the footage looks just as sharp and bright as the Flip HD but with an optical zoom.
There's an HDMI out to play back video on your monitor or TV.