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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS

 

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot SD970 IS (Digital IXUS 990 IS) features 12.1MP resolution, a 5x optical zoom lens (37–185 mm equiv.) with built-in optical image stabilization, and an extra large high resolution 3.0-inch LCD (461K dots).

Active Display is a fun new feature powered by an accelerometer built into the PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH. When browsing through your images in playback, just give the camera a quick shake to advance or return images one frame at a time. Tilting the camera will activate continuous image advance, and tilting at a further angle will make the images advance more quickly.

Face Detection finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects. Exposure, flash and white balance are also set appropriately so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed. In addition, a Face Detection Self-timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces so there's no need to rush in. Intelligent Contrast Correction brightens dark areas in pictures.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations. Blink Detection detects closed eyes in your subject's face, display a "blink warning" icon for 3 seconds, allowing you to re-take the shot before your subject or subjects move on.

Movie can be shot in full HD (1280 x 720) @ 30fps for up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. per clip. A Standard Definition (640 x 480) @ 30 fps clip can be up to 4GB or 60 min.

Using Zoom Blur, the camera zooms during exposure to produce a great zoom effec. Creative Light Effect ia a Special Scene mode that changes twinkling light sources in the background of night scenes into stars, hearts or other shapes.

The Canon PowerShot SD970 IS looks elegant and is easy-to-use. It's a digital camera for those who wants an easy-to-use point-and-shoot with fun features built-in.

 
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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot SD970 IS US | CAN | UK  
  Type of Camera    
  Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x 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 6.6-33.0mm f/3.2-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm)  
  Max. Aperture f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 5x  
  Focusing Range / Macro

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)

 
  Auto Focus

TTL Autofocus

 
  Viewfinder & Monitor

 

 
  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%

 
  Shutter Speed

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

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

 
  Flash

 

 
  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 Specifications

 

 
  Shooting Modes

Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Creative Light Effect, Aquarium, Underwater, 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

N/A

 
  Continuous Shooting

Approx. 1.0 fps

 
  Image Storage Media    
  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 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: 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

 
  Playback Specifications    
  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

 
  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-5L 2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (optional)

 
  Shooting Capacity

Still Image: approx. 270 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-5L
- Battery Charger CB-2LX
- Wrist Strap WS-DC7
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC400
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

 
  Dimensions (W x H x D)

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

 
  Weight (Camera body only)

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

 
  MSRP US $379.99 / CDN $469.99 / UK £379.00 / €449.00  

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

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