Canon SD750

I've been thinking for a while about upgrading my small, travel-friendly camera. I've had a Canon S500 for nearly three years. It is/was a great camera, and amazingly rugged.  But, it was a litle too heavy, and not small enough to slip into your shirt pocket so it wasn't great for fun, light pictures on the go. On my recent trip to NY I got an hour of free time and headed over to B&H Photo and Video on 9th Avenue. I wanted to see the store that I had ordered so much from online, and it was a gadget geeks dream. If you like camera stuff, you must go. I checked out a dozen of the Canon small cameras and decided to go ahead with the Canon SD750. It is only a month old, and has an amazing form factor. It's about the size of my Blackberry 8800, just a couple of millimeters thicker. Pretty crazy. I seriously considered the Canon SD800IS because I really wanted optical image stabilization, but I didn't like the older form factor.

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The startup time for the camera is good. Not like my Canon 20D, but that's to be expected. It is ready to shoot in a second. The real "wow" happens when you look at the back though.

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The screen on the SD750 is just massive. It's only 3" in size, but it seems just enormous. You can read a detailed review if you are curious, but there are some really nice convenience features on this camera that I'm loving.

  • Support for a travel timezone so you can flip your clock around much easier.
  • When you are looking at photos, the orientation sensor is used to show you the photo in the right orientation. Nice touch.
  • The D-pad control is almost touch sensitive. It's hard to explain, but a nice effect in the UI.

The pictures I've taken so far are great. The only thing I really miss is that it doesn't support Canon RAW, so I've got JPEG files back into my workflow. Oh well. It's a great camera.