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Old Jun 29, 2010, 6:57 PM   #1
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I've had Canon point and shoots since they were film cameras. Have steadily upgraded as the megapixel count increased. However, my latest, the SD 780 IS is the end of the line I'm afraid. I'm not impressed to say the least. The images often appear foggy and at night there is a pronounced halo effect.

I've cleaned my lenses and tried various settings. Anyone have any ideas if it's just my camera or is this common?

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Old Jun 29, 2010, 7:02 PM   #2
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Yikes! Have you spoken with or emailed Canon about this?
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Yikes! Have you spoken with or emailed Canon about this?
No-- my fault really. Digital camera prices are so low these days, that it's almost not worth the aggravation of spending hours trying to reach the right person. I was hoping for a panacea... or perhaps validation that all newer Canon Powershots do this.
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No-- my fault really. Digital camera prices are so low these days, that it's almost not worth the aggravation of spending hours trying to reach the right person. I was hoping for a panacea... or perhaps validation that all newer Canon Powershots do this.
I can say without hesitation that they are not... including the SD780. A good friend of mine has one and, believe me, his images are nothing like this. I'd be on the horn with Canon ASAP.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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Have you tried cleaning the lens? I had a similar problem with my samsung, and after a couple hundred ruined shots, I discovered someone had gotten their fingers all over the lens, and it was covered in residue. A drop of rubbing alcohol saved me from sending it in for repair.
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The Canon SD-870's big advantage was that it was inexpensive and did HD video. By and large the images were indeed rather soft. I ended up selling mine off.

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Sarah - I don't know whether you were confusing the Canon SD870 with the Canon SD780, but if you were, I nearly made that very mistake a couple of weeks ago. I was about to buy a used SD780 but fortunately did a last minute check & discovered that the SD 780 didn't have as wide an angle of view as the SD870! Luckily, I shortly after saw an SD 870 advertised for $60 & bought it - and am very pleased with it. Here's a picture taken with it a couple of days ago. For my purposes, the resolution from it is entirely adequate. -
http://www.pbase.com/mtu_fulani/imag...99470/original
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