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Canon Elph - what are the differences?

Canon lists NINE Digital ELPH Cameras on their website, including three new models: SD890, SD790 and SD770.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm having a tough time figuring out the differences between their models (does the numbering system mean anything?) Yes, I do see that some have 7.4 and some 10.3 megapixels, but besides that.

For example, the SD750 and the SD1000 seem to have basically the same features. Can anyone give me a primer on Canon's Elph models? Thanks!

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click on and compare

If you found them on the website, then you can check mark three of them at a time and hit compare. If you look at the specs then you will see the difference.

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Canon Elph

In reply to: Canon Elph - what are the differences?

The Canon numbering system is a mystery to everyone.

The SD750 and SD1000 are the same, except the SD750 has a larger LCD but no viewfinder.

SD cameras with 3.0 inch LCDs do not have optical viewfinders.
All the rest have viewfinders.

Some SD cameras have a wide angle lens.
(minimum focal length is 28mm)

There are different optical zoom ratings (from 3 to 5).

There are differences in megapixels (from 7 to 12).

If you want Image Stabilization, look for a camera that ends with IS.
(e.g. Canon SD1100IS)

Other than those differences they are all the same,
they use the same engine.

Here is a comparison of specifications:


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In reply to: Canon Elph

Thanks for your thoughtful reply - I was trying to make sense of of the numbering system to explain features. You've summed it up amazingly.

Thanks for the link, also - whoever designed that site should help Canon redesign their site!

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