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Overview

Canon's Got the Touch.

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.
 

Features

A Canon First: Touch Panel Technology.
Large 3.0-inch wide touch panel PureColor System LCD with a cool cutting-edge interface, plus an updated Active Display for quickly switching between images during playback with a shake of the camera. 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.

5x Optical Zoom with ultra-wide 24mm lens, plus Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer and 12 Megapixels.
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 clear and 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.

720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
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.

Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 22 predefined shooting situations.
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD980 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Even if your subject is moving, Canon's advanced detection technologies capture the action as it happens.

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Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

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

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
4.3(W) - 21.5(T) mm f/2.8-f/5.9 (35mm equivalent: 24(W) - 120(T) mm)

Digital Zoom
5x

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

Back to TopViewfinders

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage
100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

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.

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
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

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
* The color of faces is evaluated in Face Detection AiAF

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
1.6 - 11 ft./50cm - 3.5m (W), 2.9 - 4.9ft./90cm - 1.5m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
N/A

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
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

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 Color

Self Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer, Custom

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 fps

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card

File Format
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

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

 Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
FNFNFNFN
File Size (KB)3,0841,4742,0609801,395695558278
2GB6261,2809301,9201,3652,6723,2356,146
8GB2,5055,1163,7217,6755,45710,67912,92724,562

  Small (S)Widescreen (W)
FNFN
File Size (KB)150842,3111,105
2GB10,24515,3688301,707
8GB40,93761,4063,3186,822

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  High Definition Standard Definition
1,280 x 720 640 x 480 320 x 240
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.) 2,955 1,316 394
2GB 10 min. 53 sec. 23 min. 49 sec. 1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
8GB 43 min. 32 sec. 1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec. 4 hr. 52 min. 24 sec.
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.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

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

Back to TopErasing 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

Back to TopInterfaces

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 Supply
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.

Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)

Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 240 shots*

Playback Time
Approx. 360 min.

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

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
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)

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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SD980 IS Contents

  • PowerShot SD980 IS Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC10
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

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