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Canon SD940 IS / IXUS 120 IS

 

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot SD940 IS (IXUS 120 IS outside of N.A.) features 12.1MP resolution, a 4x wide-angle optical zoom lens (28–112 mm equiv.) with built-in Optical Image Stabilization, and a large 2.7-in. LCD (230K dots).

The Canon SD940 IS allows you to record video in high definition (1280 x 720 pixels) @ 30fps for a 4GB clip at one time. An optional mini-HDMI connector allows you to display photos and HD movies from the camera directly to your HDTV.

Smart AUTO makes the Canon SD940 IS easy to use. In addition there are 18 Scene Modes including the ever popular Color Accent, where you choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.

To guide you through the camera’s operation, the Hints & Tips UI provides on-screen explanations of the camera’s features during shooting, playback and in menus.

The Canon SD940 IS is point-and-shoot easy to use and ultra slim to fit in a jeans pocket or fashion purse. Available in four stylish colors: Black, Blue, Brown or Silver.

 
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Canon SD940 IS / IXUS 120 IS
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Canon PowerShot SD940 IS US | CAN | UK Jeans Pocket Certified
Image Sensor 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Lens 28-112mm equiv., 4x optical zoom with optical IS, f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Media SD/SDHC
Viewfinder N/A
Shutter Speed 15-1/1500 sec.
Continuous Shooting 0.8 fps
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
Exposure Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
Autofocus TTL Autofocus
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
LCD Monitor 2.7-in. 230,000-dot
Movie HD 1,280 x 720 30fps
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 89.5 x 54.9 x 20.0 mm /
3.52 x 2.16 x 0.79 in.
Weight (camera body only) Approx. 120g / 4.23 oz
MSRP US $299.99 / CAD $349.99 / UK £299.00 / €349.00

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Canon SD940 IS / IXUS 120 IS
Technical Specifications
Canon PowerShot SD940 IS US | CAN | UK Jeans Pocket Certified
Type of Camera  
Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Sensor  
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
Lens  
Focal Length 5.0 (W) - 20.0 (T) mm (35mm equivalent: 28 (W) - 112 (T) mm)
Optical Zoom 4x; Digital Zoom: 4x
Focusing Range / Macro

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)

Auto Focus

TTL Autofocus

Viewfinder & Monitor

 

Viewfinder

None

LCD Monitor

2.7-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 pixels

LCD Coverage

100%

Aperture 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.

Exposure Control  
ISO 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

White Balance  
White Balance

Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
*The color of the faces is evaluated in Face AiAF

Flash

 

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

Shooting 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

N/A

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 0.8 fps

Image Storage Media  
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 Compression

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

Playback 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

Erasing 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

Interfaces  
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

 

Power Source

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

Shooting Capacity

Still Image: approx. 220 shots*

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

Playback Time

Approx. 360 min.

Included Accessories

- Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-4L
- Battery Charger CB-2LV
- Wrist Strap WS-DC7
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC400
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Dimensions (W x H x D)

89.5 x 54.9 x 20.0 mm /
3.52 x 2.16 x 0.79 in.

Weight (Camera body only)

Approx.120g / 4.23 oz.

All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.
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)


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