Canon SD970 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD970 IS 
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General
Model Number: SD970 IS 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $379.99
Street Price: $169.95
Date Available: 2009-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 6.7 oz (189 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(95 x 57 x 26 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 12.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 185 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: No 
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 50 cm
0.8 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/3.2 or f/9.2 (W) / f/5.8 or f/16.6 (T) 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 461,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/1600
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: 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 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T)  
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Multipurpose USB/AV connector, HDMI output 
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-5L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-5L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 270
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Motion Detection, 720p HD video. 

 


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