Just set the Canon PowerShot SD980 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Even if your subject is moving, Canon's advanced detection technologies capture the action as it happens.
Shooting Modes Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 20 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way:
AUTO Recognizes typical shooting scenes, and detects faces, brightness, colors, distance and movement without the need to switch modes.
P Program Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Portrait The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
Night Snapshot Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Kids & Pets Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Indoor Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting indoors.
Sunset Capture stunning sunsets with all the dazzle and impact.
Fireworks Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Beach Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Aquarium Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums.
Foliage Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
ISO 3200 Expands the user's ability to shoot in dark settings without using the flash.
Movie Shoot in HD 1280 x 720 at 30 fps) for up to 10 min. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip.
Digital Macro Shoot larger-than-life close-ups with one-button simplicity.
Color Accent Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Color Swap Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
Stitch Assist Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Creative Light Effect Converts light from light bulbs and sparks from fireworks into various shapes, such as stars and hearts.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Actual results may vary from examples shown above. Final image may vary depending on picture composition.