Canon Digital IXUS 750
As the Digital IXUS flagship, the IXUS 750 maintains the style and sophistication for which the Digital IXUS range is known. The elegant perpetual curve design returns and is available in two finishes - Silver Grey and Satin Beige.
The IXUS 750 is functional as well as elegant, featuring 7.1 Megapixels and a 3x optical zoom. The camera also boasts DIGIC II processing an a 2.5 inch LCD screen with wide viewing angle, making it easier to view and share images and movies during playback. The LCD screen, which is adjustable to 15 levels of brightness, makes it easier for the user to frame their shots and view menus. New slide show functions allow review of images with stylish and contemporary transition effects applied in camera to create, allowing the user to create impressive slide shows with the minimum of effort.
Featuring 7.1 Megapixels, the IXUS 750 can produce detailed A2 prints. Its lens is constructed with 7 elements in 5 groups, and includes two Ultra High Refractive Index Aspherical (UA) elements for true to life colours and crisp, high contrast images.
The camera features DIGIC II, Canons renowned processor ensuring that the images recorded have superb resolution and colour quality, as well as giving improved camera performance overall. With 9-point auto focus, the IXUS 750 automatically focuses on the subject, even when it is off-centre. iSAPS intelligence ensures that the camera can assess the scene, adjusting settings to achieve optimum results. Three methods of exposure control can be selected; evaluative, centre-weighted, and spot; and ISO can be set to Auto, 50, 100, 200 or 400. The IXUS 750 utilises USB 2.0 High Speed interface for fast downloading of images.
The IXUS 750 can cover a wide range of photographic situations, providing users with a number of different shooting modes. Users can choose from modes including Auto, Portrait, Landscape and Night Snapshot. Also included is an underwater setting, allowing users to take full advantage of the optional Waterproof Case. Underwater mode adjusts the white balance specifically for underwater shots, minimising blue cast to allow for capture of the most authentic colours.
The IXUS 750 also features My Colours, with special effects such as Colour Swap or Custom Colour allowing users to select their preferred colour balance for any given shot. Previously only achievable post-capture using PC software, this can now be performed in-camera and viewed on the LCD while shooting stills and movies.
The Digital IXUS 750's features an Intelligent Orientation Sensor which recognises when the camera is rotated from horizontal to vertical, automatically rotating stored images for correct playback. Users can also choose to display gridlines on the LCD when shooting to aid image composition.
Other user interface options have been enhanced or added, including the new world time zone display. This allows the user to set home and destination country time zones, as well as animated displays and improved warnings for camera shake. The camera menu can also be displayed in 22 different languages.
The IXUS 750 can also record high quality VGA movies - users can select between VGA and QVGA at 30 or 15 frames per second. Continuous filming is available until the file size has reached 1Gb or 60 minutes - whichever is reached first. A fast frame rate of 60 frames per second is also available, allowing for slow motion playback. Digital zoom can be employed whilst shooting My Colours can also be used for added effect. Compact Movie mode, or QQVGA (160 x 120/15frames per second), is designed to make sharing movies via email as simple as possible.
The Digital IXUS 750 comes with the following Canon Software:
1) ZoomBrowser EX 5.5, PhotoRecord 2.2 (Windows), ImageBrowser 5.5 (Macintosh): For easy image download, storage and retrieval, as well as management of image layout and printing
2) PhotoStitch 3.1: Creates stunning panoramas and can be used with Windows and Macintosh
3) Movie Edit Task: For editing and enhancement of movie footage
PhotoStudio, the photo manipulation software by ArcSoft, is also included.
Purchasers of the Digital IXUS 750 are eligible for membership of Canon Image Gateway, where they can upload images and customise their camera settings.
The bundled software supports Windows 98 (SE), ME, 2000 (SP4), XP (SP1/3) and Macintosh OS X v10.2-v10.3. The IXUS 750 also supports PTP for driverless transfer to supported Windows XP or Macintosh OS X.
The Digital IXUS 750 can be accessorised with a Waterproof Case and ACK900 for mains power. Stylish soft cases, befitting the cameras design, are also available. The IXUS 750 is compatible with SD and MMC memory cards and comes complete with a 32Mb Canon SD card.