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Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Compact Digital ELPH Camera, 12.1 Megapixel, 5x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom, Purple

SKU: ICASD980PR MFR: 3983B001
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Canon's iconic ELPH has always been a show-off, with the looks and smarts that make you want to carry it out in the open for everyone to see. The PowerShot SD980 IS takes the concept even further with Canon's first-ever touch panel interface. The camera that invented sleek and slim is equipped with a huge 3-inch PureColor System LCD screen that responds to your touch, delivering operation that's as natural and intuitive as cutting-edge technology should be. Four opulent color options are the icing on the cake.

Just touch your finger to the huge 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD panel and the PowerShot SD980 IS responds-creating a fun, natural interface that's just the way you want to interact with technology now. When shooting, you can choose an AF point, select a shooting mode, operate the flash, set exposure compensation and more. Playback functions are also performed at your touch: switch between images, scroll display, magnify a portion of an image and control movie playback.

The PowerShot SD980 IS's 3.0-inch wide touch panel PureColor System LCD screen provides an alternative to dials and buttons. With Active Display technology, a quick shake of the camera prompts images to play back, one after the other. When the camera is tilted while advancing the images, the advance speed changes according to the tilt angle. Additionally, by quickly moving the camera forward, you can jump between Focus Checker frames when reviewing still images. Using the same action, you can pause or restart a movie currently playing.

The PowerShot SD980 IS lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 thumbnails at once.

The PowerShot SD980 IS gives you the creative flexibility to get up close or go wide, for impressive images framed just the way you want them. Despite its slim profile and tiny body, the camera is equipped with a 5x Optical Zoom-no more sitting on the sidelines with the action too far away. The lens is ultra wide-angle, with a focal length of 24 - 120mm (35mm equivalent). That puts more image in every shot for visual excitement and a high-end feel. And the best part? Even at the long end of the zoom, images are clearand steady thanks to Canon's Optical Image Stabilization that controls camera shake. And with 12.1 Megapixels, the PowerShot SD980 IS provides amazing image resolution.

Key Features

  • Large 3.0-inch wide touch panel PureColor System LCD with a cool cutting-edgeinterface, plus an updated Active Display for quickly switching between images during playback with a shake of the camera.
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
  • Get more in your shot with a 5x Optical Zoom with ultra-wide 24mm lens, plus Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer and 12 Megapixels for amazing resolution and editing.
  • Optimize your personality with four opulent colors, silver, blue, purple, andgold.
  • Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 22 predefined shooting situations.

Technical Specs

Camera Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical / 4x Digital / 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
CCD 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 4.3(W) - 21.5(T) mm f/2.8-f/5.9 (35mm equivalent: 24(W) - 120(T) mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range 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)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder None
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/3000 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
ISO Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.6m (W), 1.6-7.9 ft./50cm-2.4m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes Auto, P, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Long Shutter, Creative Light Effects, Movie
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Self-Timer, Custom
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 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 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), 3,254 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
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
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 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
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 240 shots
Playback Time Approx. 360 min.
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.93 x 2.10 x 0.90 in / 99.9 x 53.4 x 22.9 mm
Weight Approx. 4.59 oz. / 130g (camera body only)
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