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Canon's PowerShot SD600 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Canon details the PowerShot SD600
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 06:00 EST)

One of a mass of digital camera announcements in the runup to this year's Photo Marketing Association tradeshow is the Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital ELPH.

Featuring clean lines and the familiar beveled detailing around the lens,
the SD600 is one of three Digital ELPH models revealed today, and as with its
new sibling the SD630, it offers a six megapixel imager and 3x optical zoom
lens. Where the SD630 packs in a giant LCD at the expense of an optical viewfinder,
the SD600 retains both a viewfinder and an LCD that, at 2.5" diagonal, is only
just slightly smaller. The Canon-branded lens ranges from 35 - 105mm equivalent,
and other features include USB and NTSC/PAL connectivity, Lithium Ion rechargeable
battery, and SD / MMC card storage.

Canon PowerShot SD600
Canon's PowerShot SD600 digital camera. Courtesy of Canon, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera Type Compact
Manufacturer Canon
Model Number SD600
Dimensions 3.4 x 2.1 x 0.9"
86.0 x 53.0 x 22.0mm
Weight 140.0 g
4.9 oz
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
6.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Dimensions 2816 x 2112 (5.9 megapixels)
2272 x 1704 (3.9 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 3 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder Yes, Real-image optical zoom
LCD 2.5"
Playback Zoom 10.0x max
Lens Type Canon Zoom Lens
3x optical zoom
None, thread size unknown
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 5.8 - 17.4mm (actual)
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - ???
Focusing Range Normal: 12" - infinity (30 cm - infinity)
Macro: 1.2" - 20" (3 cm - 50 cm)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/1500 second
Exposure Modes Program
Metering Modes Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom, Manual
Scene Modes Portrait, Foliage, Beach, Underwater, Fireworks, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Snow
Digital Zoom 4x
Time Lapse No
Movie Format AVI with audio
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 30 frames per second
Recording Medium SD/MMC
File System Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Video Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
Computer USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Other DC In
Battery Type Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Form Factor Proprietary NB-4L
Product Bundle
Battery / Charger Proprietary NB-4L Lithium Ion rechargeable battery and charger
Flash Memory 0.0MB
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Control No
Operating System Compatibility Windows, MacOS

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