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Canon PowerShot SD600

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Tuesday 21st, February 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Canon PowerShot SD600 : Canon announces the Canon PowerShot SD600. The Canon PowerShot SD600 continues the PowerShot tradition of fusing cutting-edge technologies and superb build quality with compelling camera design. Featuring a 2.5 inch LCD, the steel-bodied Canon SD600 draws on original Digital Elph designer Yasushi Shiotani's 'box and circle' concept to achieve a classic look. The Canon PowerShot SD600 includes 6 Megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom 35–105mm (35mm equiv.) with UA lens, DIGIC II, iSAPS and 9-point AiAF for fast, sharp results 16 shooting modes, My Colors in-camera photo effects, 30fps VGA movie clips with sound, high ISO Auto and ISO 800 for flash-free indoor shooting and widescreen (16:9) still image recording.

Canon PowerShot SD600

Canon SD600 - High sensitivity
Stylish compact cameras are generally used indoors, at parties and in other low light situations where the use of the flash can spoil the ambience of the scene. The Canon SD600 incorporates ISO 800 to facilitate flash-free shooting indoors and minimise the effects of camera shake. A new High ISO Auto setting automatically sets exposure using the higher range of ISO sensitivities, prioritising faster shutter speeds for reduced image blur. Dedicated ISO buttons on the cameras allow quick switching between ISO settings.

Canon PowerShot SD600 compact camera - LCD screen
The Canon SD600's 2.5 inch LCD screen allows for sharp composition and reviewing with no squinting or eyestrain. The screen's wide angle of view makes it easier to share playback with a group. The speaker and mode switch have been repositioned on this model for a firmer grip, while the base of the mode switch acts as a thumb rest for added comfort.

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Canon PowerShot SD600 camera - Scene and Widescreen
Canon's My Colors photo effects can now be applied both before and after shooting to images, offering users more opportunities to customise their creations without having to connect to a PC. The Canon PowerShot SD600 offers 16 shooting modes including a Manual mode, which enables selection of ISO, white balance and other exposure settings. Preset scene modes assist with tricky lighting conditions, including an Underwater mode for shooting underwater with the optional Waterproof Case. Color Accent and Color Swap modes enable dramatic colour effects to be applied to both images and movies without the need for a PC or image manipulation software. A new Widescreen recording mode (2816 x 1584 recording pixels) allows for still image capturing in 16:9 format, perfect for viewing images on widescreen television or printing wide format (10 x 20cm) photos with a Canon Selphy CP series Compact Photo Printer.

Canon SD600 digital camera - Video clip
The cameras’ movie features enable recording of 30fps VGA movie clips of up to 1GB. A 60fps QVGA mode is ideal for recording fast action sequences and analysing them in slow motion, while the handy Compact mode records up to 3 minutes in low resolution for easy sharing via email.

Canon PowerShot SD600 - Direct print
A new dedicated and easy to access Print menu simplifies printing of multiple images. Full PictBridge support means users can print directly to any PictBridge compatible printer without the need for a PC. The cameras' ID photo and movie stills features are also available when connected to a SELPHY CP Compact Photo Printer. A Print/Share button allows one-touch printing and easy uploads to Windows or Mac systems. The cameras’ menu systems now feature support for Arabic, bringing the total number of supported languages to 23.

Canon PowerShot SD600 camera - Accessories and Price
Optional Waterproof Cases (PowerShot SD600: Canon WP-DC3) allow users to bring the cameras to a depth of up to 40 metres for compelling underwater shots. Specially designed Weights (Canon WW-DC1) are available to control camera buoyancy. Furthermore the Soft Leather Case (DCC-60), PowerShot metal and leather neck straps, compact AC Power adapter (ACK-DC10) and a battery pack NB-4L are optional accessories for the Canon PowerShot S600 digital camera. The Canon SD600 camera is compatible with MMC/SD cards, and come supplied with a 16MB Canon memory card. The Canon PowerShot SD600 will be available in March 2006 for an estimated selling price of $349.99 .

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