LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SD4500 IS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SD4500 IS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SD4500 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately SD4500 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SD4500 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Canon SD4500 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 24 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Canon SD4500 IS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
SD4500 IS also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. SD4500 IS has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Canon SD4500 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect SD4500 IS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
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