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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera - SD970 IS

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12.1 Megapixels/ 5x Optical Zoom/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ HD Movie Shooting Capability/ Zoom Blur And Creative Light Effect/ 3.0" PureColor LCD II/ Face Detection Self-Timer/ Blink Detection/ Silver Finish
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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera - SD970IS

ELPH Leads the Way with Innovation and Style.
Cool curves, powerful features and a fun new way to operate the camera mark Canon's PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH. Amazing resolution and expanded editing options are yours with 12.1 megapixels, and you can even create HD movies. Shooting is fun and easy with Smart AUTO that makes all your shots better effortlessly, and there's a new user-friendly interface. And see how much fun it is to browse through your photos and even speed up image advance with a shake or tilt of the camera!

Features:

  • 12.1 Megapixels for amazing resolution and editing, plus a 5x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.
  • New Active display technology for quickly switching between images during playback with a shake of the camera.
  • Use Zoom Blur and Creative Light Effect to produce fun, original effects with your camera.
  • Large high-quality 3.0-inch PureColor LCD II (461,000 dots) for bright, accurate color with wide viewing angle and an anti-glare, anti-scratch coating.
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor has evolved Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-timer.
  • Blink Detection to alert a shooter after a shot has been taken, that a subject had closed eyes.

Package Content:

  • PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-5L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LX
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

Specifications:

  • 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 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
  • Lens
    • Focal Length: 6.6-33.0mm f/3.2-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm)
    • Digital Zoom: 4x
    • Focusing Range
      • 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)
    • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus
  • Viewfinder & Monitor
    • LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)
    • LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 pixels
    • LCD Coverage: 100%
  • Aperture and Shutter
    • Maximum Aperture: f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
    • 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 Control: 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)
  • 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
    • Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.0 fps
  • Image Storage
    • 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*
    • Playback Time: Approx. 360 min.
      • * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
  • Physical Specifications
    • Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
    • Operating Humidity: 10-90%

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3.73"
  • Height: 2.24"
  • Depth: 1.04"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit(camera body only): 0.35 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts and Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Height (inches)2.24"
Width (inches)3.73"
Depth (inches)1.04"
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length6.6-33.0mm
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2 sec., 10 sec.
Shutter Speed15-1/1600 sec.
Storage MediaSD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Power SourceRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, AC Adapter
White BalanceAuto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Large clear LCD (4)
  • Easy to setup (3)
  • Great picture quality (3)
  • Simple controls (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (3)
    • Fun (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (3)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By D.C. Mom

    from Washington D.C.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright LCD
    • Comfortable Controls
    • Easy Setup
    • Easy to Keep Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Fun
      • Photojournalism
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

      Great camera, fast, terrific LCD, great video.

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      4.0

      Nice Camera

      By Chris

      from San Francisco

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Comfortable Controls
      • Easy Setup
      • Easy to Keep Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Fun
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

        Great Camera with great quality pictures. The 3 inch LCD is a big plus

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        4.0

        Great camera!!!

        By JTbug

        from Colorado

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Comfortable Controls
        • Easy Setup
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Poor Operation in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Fun
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

        The only thing that I've had issues with is taking pictures at dusk, dark night. It doesn't take very good pictures at night at all! it could be a setting I need to fuss with, but I haven't had very good luck with it for evening shots.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was awesome, the product was semi-damaged when I received it. I filled out an exchange form and got a replacement in a matter of days. AWESOME service!!

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        5.0

        Great

        By mymarcos

        from Los Angeles CA

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Excellent in Low Light
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good sized screen
        • Great Resolution

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Poor Image Stabilization

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Photos
        • Portraits

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

        Great Video Quality, the best feature on the camera

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        Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Silver 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera

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