I just got a tiny Canon PowershotSD780IS. I’ve had several Canon SD models, all were stellar performers. They are truly pocket sized so I carry it everywhere and use it for documentation and video blogging. The photos are great, with only very occasional bluing in some pixels. The 780IS records 1280 pixel-wide video at 30fps, 16×9, which is totally cool for a backup video blogging camera. The small microphone is located on the front of the camera so you can get solid sound for interviews within 4 ft.
- Here’s 5 seconds of video on Blip.tv in Flash
- To see 1280 video uncompressed from the camera (47mb, 5 sec), let the video download at this link in blip.tv, then in the bottom right of the player, the black triangle, click “Save as source” to your desktop. 1280 video uncompressed from camera on blip.tv