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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
4.3(W) - 21.5(T) mm f/2.8-f/5.9 (35mm equivalent: 24(W) - 120(T) mm)
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity, 2.9 ft./90cm (T)
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W)
Digital Macro: 2.0 in.-3.9 ft./5-10cm (W)
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
Approx. 230,000 dots
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
15-1/3000 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)
* Camera automatically sets the optical ISO speed according to the shooting mode and subject brightness. The ISO speed also varies according to subject movement and camera shake when the shooting mode is set in Auto.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
* The color of faces is evaluated in Face Detection AiAF
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
1.6 - 11 ft./50cm - 3.5m (W), 2.9 - 4.9ft./90cm - 1.5m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Auto, P, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Long Shutter, Creative Light Effects, Movie
My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer, Custom
Approx. 0.8 fps
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
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), 3,254 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: HD 1,280 x 720 (30 fps) available up to 10 min. or 4GB per clip/640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 60 minutes per clip or 4GB
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), Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4 - 130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, 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)
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional) Still Image: approx. 240 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-6L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)
Still Image: approx. 240 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)
3.93 x 2.10 x 0.90 in/99.9 x 53.4 x 22.9 mm
Approx. 4.59 oz./130g (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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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot SD980 IS that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
1GB SD Memory Card
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
AC Adapter Kit for Digital Cameras.
Battery Charger CB-2LY
Battery Charger for NB-6L Li-Ion Batteries.
Battery Pack NB-6L
Battery Pack for the selected PowerShot S series, ELPH series and D series.
Battery Pack NB-6LH
Battery Pack for selected S-series and SX-series models.
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.
Deluxe Case PSC-2050 Gray
Soft protective case for the Canon PowerShot A series and E series Digital Cameras.
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.
SDHC Memory Card 4GB
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.