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Digital Mom Review: Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

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I have an unintentional Canon PowerShot SD780 IS review. 

In typical Molly fashion, I returned my anniversary gift. My poor husband every year, every HOLIDAY goes out and buys me a fantastic gift. And what do I do? The crap of a wife that I am RETURNS IT.

Returned Louis Vuitton Purse for a Digital Camera

For our 11th anniversary he bought me a Louis Vuitton purse. I just am not a Louis gal and I know my friends would curse me if they knew that I returned this  but thankfully and hopefully they do not read this blog.

return louis vuitton purse

What does Molly buy with part of her return money? Another digital camera. I was going to buy a Flip Mino, but upon further investigation, I thought why not buy a Canon point & shoot that also shoots HD video. So that is what I did. Such a nerd a camera over a Louis Vuitton, yes I am a geek.

Read about my latest digital camera purchase, the Canon 70D.

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS Review

I ended up with the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS I have owned it for a few weeks now and love it.

Canon Powershot Review

Here are the specs and my Canon Powershot SD780 IS review.

First- its a CANON. The Best Buy dude tried to talk me into some other brand that I am sure was cheaper and had all these niftier features but I am a tried and true Canon loyalist (hoping this changes). 2nd – it’s RED! 3rd its small and works better than the iPhone camera. The SD780IS is the cheapest that offered the HD video option.


The camera is very easy my 6-year-old has used it both video and for photos and has had no issues.


2.5 inch LCD screen


RECHARGEABLE! A camera without a rechargeable battery is PAIN!


Since this my main use for this camera I have to say I am impressed. The only thing I wish it has was a flip-out USB plug like the Mino. Other than that I am satisfied with the video quality.

There is some fun video color features. You can shoot with various color features such as black and white as well as color accent.


Let’s face it, this is a point & shoot camera. I own and shoot regularly with my Canon 40d. These photos look nothing like what I get from the 40d – nor would I expect them to! It shoots 12.1 megapixels

The zoom offers a 3x optical/4x digital 12x combined zoom with optical image stabilizer system.

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: Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

Self-timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer

Where to buy:

I bought my camera at Best Buy.

Best Pricing:

Amazon typically has the best cost, but mama couldn’t wait for her new Canon digital camera so she went to Best Buy and just bought it.

In short:

The Canon SD780 IS is a great simple camera at a fair price. You will get great video and a good point & shoot. Plus this compact digital camera is small enough to travel everywhere with you.

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