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Canon PowerShot SD450


Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot SD450 Digital ELPH is an ultracompact JeansPocket™ Certified digital camera which replaces the SD400. It has an ultra white brillant finish without unwanted reflections.

The Canon SD450 has 5.0 megapixels resolution, 3x optical zoom (on a Canon's exclusive "UA" lens), a F2.8 maximum aperture, and a shutter speed range of 15-1/1,500 sec. New is the extra large 2.5 in. LCD with 115,000 pixels resolution. Grid lines can be displayed to facilitate keeping the horizontal level.

The Canon SD450 allows you to shoot a clip of 640x480 movie at 30fps until the SD memory card is full. Take night pictures with a long shutter speed of 15 sec., and Scene Modes automate exposure settings for different shooting situations.

The Canon SD450 has an AF Assist Illuminator to aid in obtaining focus in low-light conditions. Optional accessories include a High Power Flash HF DC1 to supplement the camera's built-in flash when the subject is too far away for proper illumination (the shooting range is extended approximately twice), and an All-Weather Case AW-DC50 to take underwater shots at depths of down to 3 meters (9.8 ft.) and is also ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the beach, or on the ski slopes.

If you are looking for a high resolution ultra-compact, take-anywhere digital camera, check out the Canon Powershot SD450 Digital ELPH -- now with an extra large 2.5 in. LCD monitor.

Canon PowerShot SD450
QuickFact™ Sheet
Canon PowerShot SD450Home Page
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx.5.3 million)
Lens 5.8 (W)–17.4 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 (W)–105 (T) mm) f/2.8 (W)–f/4.9 (T)
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance
(From the front of the lens)
- Normal: 30 cm (1.0 ft.)–infinity
- Macro: 3–50 cm (W)/30–50 cm (T) (1.2 in.–1.6 ft. (W)/1.0–1.6 ft. (T))
- Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)–infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 15–1/1500 sec. The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode. Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to center)
Exposure Compensation ± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Auto (camera automatically sets the optimal speed.), ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White Balance TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom
Built-in Flash Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Flash Range - Normal: 50 cm–3.5 m (1.6–12 ft.) (W), 50 cm–2.0 m (1.6–6.6 ft.) (T)
- Macro: 30 cm–50 cm (1.0–1.6 ft.) (W/T) (When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)
Shooting Modes - Still Image
: Auto, Manual*1, Digital macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, My Colors
Scene Mode*2, Stitch assist*3
- Movie
: Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors
*1 Long shutter mode available
*2 Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater
*3 Selectable in Manual mode.
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media SD memory card*5/MultiMediaCard This camera has been tested with SD memory cards through 2GB. All memory card functions cannot be guaranteed.
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*4
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
*4 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images) ・ Large: 2592×1944 pixels
・ Medium 1: 2048×1536 pixels
・ Medium 2: 1600×1200 pixels
・ Small: 640×480 pixels
・ Postcard Date Imprint Mode:1600×1200 pixels
Number of Recording Pixels (Movies) - Standard, My Colors:
640×480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320×240 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full
(can record up to a maximum of 1 GB at one time).
- Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.)
320×240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
- Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160×120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
*5 Using super high-speed SD cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Jump (jumps to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of those sharing a certain shooting date, to movies, or to the first image in a folder. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Slide show or Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible).
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, Self-timer sound, and shutter sound.
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source Battery Pack NB-4L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable battery) AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
Operating Temperature 0–40 °C (32–104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10–90 %
Included Accessories - SD Memory Card SDC-16MH (16MB)
- Lithium Battery Pack NB-4L
- Battery Charger CB-2LV
- Wrist Strap WS-600
- Audio/Video Cable AVC-DC300
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Dimensions (W x H x D) 86.0× 53.5×21.6 mm /
3.39×2.11×0.85 in.
Weight (camera body only) Approx. 140 g /
4.9 3 oz.
MSRP US$399.95 / CDN $700

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