Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS
Stylish ultra compact with 37-185mm (equiv.) zoom (5x), image stabilization and all the new toys common to the 2009 Ixus/Elph range (including 720p movie capture and Smart Auto) and a 3.0" screen. 12 megapixels is probably overkill for most users of this kind of camera, but Canon's Ixus/Elph range has an excellent track record for decent image quality and responsive, easy operation. Canon's vast PowerShot range makes it hard to see the wood for the trees, but unless you really need the extra telephoto lens we'd suggest the SD960 IS (Ixus 110 IS) - this camera's near twin - is a better bet, thanks to its wideangle lens.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Focal length (equiv.)||37–185 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/1600 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD /MMCplus|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||160 g (0.35 lb / 5.64 oz)|
|Dimensions||96 x 57 x 26 mm (3.78 x 2.24 x 1.02″)|
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