Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS with 10x Optical Zoom

Canon has announced its new PowerShot SD4500 IS Compact Digital Camera. It would be called as IXUS 1000 HS in Europe and IXY 50S in Japan. It retains a beautifully styled, compact metal body. The SD4500 IS is said to be the slimmest 10x optical zoom digital camera. SD4500 IS is the first Digital ELPH camera to support Full HD 1080p video recording. It is equipped with DIGIC4 image processor and features a great tool for shooting sports, the camera also features Full 1080p HD video mode, a first for a Digital ELPH model. In addition to its HD video functionality, this camera can also shoot in Dynamic IS mode.

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS(aka IXUS HS & IXY 50S) is available in brown,pink and silver colors.

The new digital camera SD4500 IS sports a 10 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 7.6 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD(230,000 pixels), AF lamp assist and 10x optical zoom(36mm to 360mm) with Optical Image Stabilization, which is a huge step forward from 3.8x of its predecessor, SD4000 IS. The HS System provides stunning image quality in all light conditions. A 10.0 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor allows fast continuous shooting and enables special high speed functions such as Handheld Night Scene and Super Slow Motion Movie.



Measuring 22mm at the thinnest side, the SD4500 IS offers a longer 10x zoom range starting at a rather over-long 36mm equivalent. SD4500 IS features Super Slow Motion Movie and high-speed shooting – Super Slow Motion Movie captures video at 240 frames per second slowing down fast-paced action like sports or wildlife, while High-speed Burst won’t miss a moment with up to 8.8 shots per second (2.5MP) non-stop photo shooting to card capacity. It comes with HDMI output, 8.4fps High-Speed Burst shooting, Face Detection, Blink Detection, Handheld Night Scene mode, Motion Detection, Fish-eye effect, Color swap, Best Image Selection (2.5MP), ISO up to 3200, Still image resolution up to 3648 x 2736 and 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps HD.

Full Specifications of Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

L x B x H101 x 59 x 22 mm
Weight190 g including battery
Camera TypeCompact Digital
TypeLCD monitor PureColor II G (TFT)
Size3.0”(7.6 cm)
Pixels230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Play Back Zoom10x Maximum
Digital Zoom4x
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Sensor1/2.3″ type back-illuminated CMOS
10 million effective pixels
Lens selection36-360mm (35mm equiv)
f = 6.3 – 63.0 mm
10x optical zoom
Image StabilisationYes(Lens-shift)
FocusTTL(Auto Focus)
Face Detection / 9-point AiAF
1-point AF (fixed to centre)
with Closest focus distance 1 cm
FlashAuto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
Slow Sync Speed : Fastest speed 1/2000 sec
Face Detection FE compensation
Flash exposure lock
AF modesSingle
Servo AF/AE
AF lamp assistYes
Exposure compensation+/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speedAuto (1 – 1/4000 sec)
15-1/4000 sec
MeteringEvaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
center-weight average
Image, Movie
Image formatsStill: JPEG (Exif v2.3)
Still image resolution3648 x 2736
3648 x 2048
2816 x 2112
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
320 x 240
Image Quality2 levels
Movie formatsMOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
Movie recording resolution1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps HD
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps HD
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
320 x 240 @ 30 fps
Super Slow Motion movies @ 240fps
Maximum clip length(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour
ISO SensitivityAuto, 3200, 1600, 800, 400, 200, 125
White BalanceImage Sensor – Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Internal FlashModes: Auto, Slow Synchro, On,Off, Auto Red-Eye Correction,FE Lock, Shutter Sync,  Smart Flash Exposure, Safety FE
Range: Auto ISO: 12 in. – 12 ft. (W), 3.3 – 6.6 ft. (T);  30 – 3.5m (W), 1.0 – 2.0m (T)
Self Timer2 or 10 sec, Custom
Continuous ShootingApprox. 3.7 shots/sec , High-speed Burst (2.5MP)
Approx. 8.8 shots/sec (until memory card becomes full)
Input/User interface14 elements in 12 groups (1 double-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens, 1 light-folding prism);
Face Detection; AE lock facility; AF lock(Yes/no selectivity)
Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus, Eye-Fi card
File SystemFAT16, FAT32, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed
HDMI mini connector
AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Print CompliancePictBridge
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
Other modesProgram, Auto, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, Face Self-Timer) , Stitch Assist, Movie, Snow, Beach
Fire works, Foliage, miniature effect,
Fish-eye effect, Color swap, Low Light (2.5MP)
Poster Effect Color Accent, Long shutter, Handheld Night Scene, High-speed Burst (2.5MP)
Best Image Selection (2.5MP)
Other featuresInternal micro phone, Internal speaker, Memory card slot
Power Supply
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Proprietary Battery NB-9L
Shooting Capacity150 shots Approx
Playback Time4 hours and 30 min
AC Adapter kitACK-DC70 Approx
Colour AvailabilityAvailable in silver, brown and pink

A highly-effective optical Image Stabilizer designed with advanced lens-shift technology allows users to capture sharp images in darker conditions or when the zoom is extended, providing the perfect tool for consistently capturing clearly defined, blur-free images. The advanced video performance of the SD4500 IS is among the best in Canon’s compact range, shooting HD movies in full 1920x1080p resolution. Full HD movies are captured at 24 frames per second, providing a smooth, cinematic account of the action being recorded, while stereo sound complements the pictures with clear, CD-quality audio.

Full 1080p HD videos, HDMI output, Dynamic IS, Super Slow Motion Video, High-speed burst mode up to 8.8 fps (@2.5MP) available in brown SD4500 IS type only.

The 16:9 widescreen display also allows users to frame and play back HD video footage in full screen without black borders at the top and bottom of the picture, providing the perfect companion to the Full HD movie capture. Consistent in delivering excellent image quality, the camera also has a high-speed burst mode of up to 8.4 fps. Adhering to the design quality of an ELPH camera.
The Canon SD4500 IS can be directly connected to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera’s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Price & Availability
The Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS(aka IXUS 1000 HS and IXY 50S) Compact DigiCamera is scheduled to be available in early September, for an estimated price of $349.99. SD4500 IS is now available for pre-order at
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