SD770IS/SD790IS - what's the point?

Started Apr 22, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Ondri Forum Member • Posts: 99
SD770IS/SD790IS - what's the point?

I'm actually not trying to antagonize anyone, I'm just trying to figure out if the SD790IS is worth considering....

In the large range of Powershot cameras, I can understand the point of most of them....

  • SD1100IS - tiny + low price

  • SD950IS - titanium shell + 12 mp (for whatever they are worth)

  • SD890IS - 5x zoom (but, starting at 37mm)

  • SD870IS - wide angle (but, getting a little long in the product cycle)

What do the SD790IS and 770IS bring to the table?

They both are 3x zoom starting at a humble 35mm. Are they the meat and potatoes/jack of all trades average Canons?

In terms of the difference between the two of them, it seems like the only ones are a 3 inch screen for the 790 (vs. 2.5 inches for the 770), slightly different ergonomics on the back of the 790 and a $50 price premium for the 790....

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