2007 Canon PowerShot SD models hold a few surprises
Bigger screens, higher resolutions, retro Elph designs
Another year, another crop of snapshot cameras. This year, Canon's going a bit retro with its Elph design, bringing back the high-contrast black accents that appeared on the original film Elphs 10 years ago.
They've come a long way in that decade. This year's SD750 and SD1000 are 7-megapixel replacements for the the very popular 6-megapixel models, the
Despite disparate outsides, the two cameras are fundamentally the same. The major difference is a 2.5-inch LCD on the SD1000 compared with a 3-incher on the SD750. Both models offer a modest selection of features from Canon's arsenal, including Face Detection AF, 30fps VGA movies with a time-lapse mode, sensitivities up to ISO 1600, rather slow f/2.8-4.9 35mm-to-105mm 3x zoom lenses, and a rated continuous-shooting speed of about 1.7fps.
The SD1000 and SD750 will ship in late March for $299.99 and $349.99, respectively.