PowerShot SD940 IS

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 3640B001

Specifications

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 20.0 (T) mm (35mm equivalent: 28 (W) - 112 (T) mm)

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal: 1.0 ft./30cm-infinity (W), 1.6 ft./50 cm-infinity (T)

Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W)

Digital Macro: 1.2-3.9 in./3-10cm (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

Back to TopViewfinders

LCD Monitor
2.7-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage
100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
15-1/1500 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1-15 sec.

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

*The color of the faces is evaluated in Face AiAF

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
1-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
N/A

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie

Photo Effects
My Colors
My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

Self Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 fps

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card

File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 3,264 x 2,448 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,000 x 2,248 (Widescreen)

Movie: High Definition: 1,280 x 720 (30 fps); Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)

Available up to 4GB or 10 min. (HD)/60 min. (SD) per clip

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

 Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
FNFNFNFN
File Size (KB)3,0841,4742,0609801,395695558278
2GB6261,2809301,9201,3652,6723,2356,146
8GB2,5055,1163,7217,6755,45710,67912,92724,562


  Small (S)Widescreen (W)
FNFN
File Size (KB)150842,3111,105
2GB10,24515,3688301,707
8GB40,93761,4063,3186,822

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

 High DefinitionStandard Definition
1,280 x 720640 x 480320 x 240
30 fps30 fps30 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.)2,9551,316394
2GB10 min. 53 sec.23 min. 49 sec.1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
8GB43 min. 32 sec.1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec.4 hr. 52 min. 24 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine

Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, By Date, By Folder, By File Type, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images

Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Back to TopInterfaces

Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out
NTSC/PAL

Audio Out
Monaural

Other
Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; Memory card slot: direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Supply
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (optional) Still Image: approx. 220 shots* Approx. 360 min. * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-4L. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (optional)

Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 220 shots*

Playback Time
Approx. 360 min. * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.52 x 2.16 x 0.79/89.5 x 54.9 x 20.0 mm

Weight
Approx. 120 g (4.23 oz.) (camera body only)

26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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