Canon PowerShot SD970 IS / Digital IXUS 990 IS

Announced Feb 18, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 37 – 185 mm (5×)
Price
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Other resolutions 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 320 x 140
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Image
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Super-Fine, Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 37–185 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F3.2
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus No
Macro focus range 2 cm (0.79)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 461,000
Touch screen No
Live view No
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Manual exposure mode No
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.50 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
Continuous drive 1.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Format Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD /MMCplus
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-5L battery & charger
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
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