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PowerShot SD970 IS

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PowerShot SD970 IS

PowerShot SD970 IS PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH Body Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-5L Battery Charger CB-2LX Wrist Strap WS-DC7 Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU AV Cable AVC-DC400

Specifications

Type


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

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

Focal Length


6.6-33.0mm f/3.2-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm)

Digital Zoom


4x

Focusing Range


Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 0.8 in.-1.6 ft./2-50cm (W)
Digital Macro: 0.8-3.9 in./2-10cm (W)

Autofocus System


TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder


N/A

LCD Monitor


3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)

LCD Pixels


Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage


100%

Maximum Aperture


f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)

Shutter Speed


15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

Sensitivity


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

Light Metering Method


Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** 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

White Balance Control


Auto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF

Built-in Flash


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

Flash Range


1-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1-6.6 ft./30cm-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

Shooting Modes


Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Creative Light Effect, Aquarium, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Exposure Zoom, Stitch Assist, Movie

Photo Effects


My Colors
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. 1.0 fps

Storage Media


SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus 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: 4000 x 3000 (Large), 3264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2592 x 1944 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen)
Movie: High Definition: 1280 x 720 (30 fps); Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Available up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)/60 min. (SD) per clip

Movie data


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.

Playback Modes File


Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, By Date, By Folder, By File Type, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume

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

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-5L. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional) Still Image: approx. 270 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-5L. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional)

Shooting Capacity


Still Image: approx. 270 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.

Operating Temperature


32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity


10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)


3.73 x 2.24 x 1.04 in./94.8 x 56.8 x 26.3mm

Weight


Approx. 5.64 oz./160g (camera body only)Note: 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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