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Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
6.6-33.0mm f/3.2-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm)
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)
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)
Approx. 461,000 dots
f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
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
+/-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
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
1-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
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
Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer
Approx. 1.0 fps
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Recording Format
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
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
Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
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
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.
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.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.73 x 2.24 x 1.04 in./94.8 x 56.8 x 26.3mm
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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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
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1GB SD Memory Card
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Kit includes AC Adapter CA-DC10 and DC Coupler DR30. Provides uninterrupted power for shooting or downloading.
AV Cable AVC-DC400
The AVC-DC400 Video Interface Cable is used to connect your Canon PowerShot SD Series Digital Camera to most televisions via the RCA type video-in terminals. It allows viewing of recorded images from the Canon Powershot Digital Cameras.
Battery Charger CB-2LX
Charger for the NB-5L batteries.
Battery Pack NB-5L
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (1120mAh).
Belkin Mini HDMI RTL
This cable is designed for connecting to your television's component input so that you can playback both high-definition video and multichannel, digital audio quality through just one cable.
Mini-HDMI Cable: connects Canon HD Camcorders/select PowerShot Cameras to HDMI compatible TV.
High-Power Flash HF-DC1
Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera's pre-flash. Effectively doubles the flash range of the camera. Comes with mounting bracket.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
Metal Neckstrap 1
Flexible and stylish silver strap for ELPH Series, Digital ELPH, and most other compact cameras.
PowerShot Case PSC-55
This black leather case was designed specifically for most PowerShot SD series cameras for added protection so you can take them wherever you go.
SDHC Memory Card 4GB
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