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Old Apr 9, 2008, 8:54 AM   #1
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I am reading all the press releases and Canon supplied info on the newly announced Canon SD890IS, 790IS, and 770IS. It appears, from what I am reading, that Motion Detection Technology, Face Recognition and Optical Image Stabilization has been "improved" somewhat over prior generations.
More importantly, it appears that there is no differences in these areas among these 3 cameras --- i.e. there is no difference in the capabilities of the Motion Detection Technology, Face Recognition and Optical Image Stabilization on any of these 3 cameras. The only real differences among the 3 are (other than cosmetic):
--- 890IS: larger zoom (5x), OVF, and 2.5" LCD
--- 790IS: smaller zoom (3X), no OVF, and 3.0" LCD
--- 770IS: same as 790IS but with OVF and 2.5" LCD

Is my understanding here correct?

Thank you in advance for your help, input, and advice!
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Old Apr 9, 2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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As far as I can determine, Canon gained a little PR by lumping three features together. What really is different for 2008, is the faster and more efficient face detection feature.

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Old Apr 9, 2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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That is pretty much how I read it as well. My only question is if it is the same on all 3. I've called Canon directly and they said "yes", but I did not feel very confident in their answer.
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I happen to agree with you entirely. The only real improvement that I found was in the face detection, no matter what some glib Canon Rep might say.

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