Powershot SD780 IS

Powershot SD780 IS

Canon SD780 Specifications


PowerShot SD780 IS Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length
5.9-17.9mm f/3.2-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 33-100mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
Normal: 1.0 ft./30cm-infinity (W), 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W)
Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in. /3-10cm (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder & Monitor
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture
f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed
15-1/1500 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control
Auto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
1-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1.5-6.6 ft./45cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes
Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors
Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer
Wireless Control
Not available
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 fps
Image Storage
Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression
Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 4000 x 3000 (Large), 3264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2592 x 1944 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen)
Movie: High Definition: 1280 x 720 (30 fps); Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Available up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)/60 min. (SD) per clip
Number of Recordable Images
 Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
File Size (KB)3,0841,4742,0609801,395695558278

  Small (S)Widescreen (W)
File Size (KB)150842,3111,105
Time of Recordable Movies
  High DefinitionStandard Definition
1,280 x 720640 x 480320 x 240
30 fps30 fps30 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.)2,9551,316394
2GB10 min. 53 sec.23 min. 49 sec.1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
8GB43 min. 32 sec.1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec.4 hr. 52 min. 24 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, By Date, By Folder, By File Type, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out
Audio Out
Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; Memory card slot: direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply
Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L 2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (optional)
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 210 shots*
Playback Time
Approx. 300 min. * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.43 x 2.15 x 0.72 in./87.0 x 54.5 x 18.4mm
Approx. 4.06 oz./115g (camera body only)
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)

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