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What's in the Box PowerShot SD4500 IS Digital ELPH Body Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-9L Battery Charger CB-2LB Wrist Strap WS-DC7 AV Cable AVC-DC400ST USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
I had an SD700 before this, but it was stolen. I loved that camera. So solid, so small, such a high picture quality! I would have kept it a long time. This camera, though, is a great package. Though larger than the SD700, it still fits comfortably in a shirt pocket. It's easy to use. It has a surprising number of options for ways to shoot. It takes high quality HD video. It has an amazing burst capability that produces sharp photos even with the lens at 10X. And, yes, that's a sharp 10X optical zoom, nearly miraculous in a camera of this size. This makes it much more versatile than the SD700. The macro capability is also astounding. I don't follow the reviews that complain of image quality. In my experience, this is as good as a shirt pocket point and shoot gets. I also do not buy the comparisons with quality SLRs. Quality SLRs will produce noticeably superior images that can be enlarged beyond what this camera's images will be capable of. (However, some of the macros I've shot have been surprising.) The only camera I compared that seemed to me to shoot obviously higher quality images was the Panasonic Lumix LX-3. I loved that camera. Great images and a great grip. Alas, it is not a shirt packet camera. I thought that the battery issue would not be a problem for me. I understood that the Canon designers were making tradeoffs and that they had come up with a package for which one would have to pay a price. I love that zoom. I love the size. I thought that I would just buy a second battery and keep it charged. Actually, the logistics of this turned out to be a little harder than I expected. I bought the camera before the batteries were widely available, and I ended up traveling with only the one battery that came with the camera. The way I was using the camera, it was good for just over 100 shots. I was plugging the charger in every opportunity I found. It was not a good situation. Unfortunately, the worst happened. I left one country for another--and left the charger plugged into the wall in my hotel. My own stupid fault, sure, but it's the only time I've ever done that in my life (a long time!). I ended up taking photos for the rest of my trip with my phone. With the SD4500, they would have been great photos. The reasonably priced Chinese manufactured batteries have now become available, and I've ordered two, along with a new charger. I'm prepared for a second life with the SD4500. I recommend this camera, but I also recommend thinking carefully about how you will deal with the battery issue. I missed a lot of shots in one country, and I missed some other countries altogether. Learn from my mistakes.
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