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Canon’s iconic ELPH has always been a show-off, with the looks and smarts that make you want to carry it out in the open for everyone to see. The PowerShot SD980 IS takes the concept even further with Canon’s first-ever touch panel interface. The camera that invented sleek and slim is equipped with a huge 3-inch PureColor System LCD screen that responds to your touch, delivering operation that’s as natural and intuitive as cutting-edge technology should be. Four opulent color options are the icing on the cake.
PowerShot SD980 IS Highlights
Large, 3.0-inch wide touch-panel PureColor System LCD
Just touch your finger to the huge 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD panel and the PowerShot SD980 IS responds--creating a fun, natural interface that’s just the way you want to interact with technology now. When shooting, you can choose an AF point, select a shooting mode, operate the flash, set exposure compensation and more. Playback functions are also performed at your touch: switch between images, scroll display, magnify a portion of an image and control movie playback.
The PowerShot SD980 IS’s 3.0-inch wide touch panel PureColor System LCD screen provides an alternative to dials and buttons. With Active Display technology, a quick shake of the camera prompts images to play back, one after the other. When the camera is tilted while advancing the images, the advance speed changes according to the tilt angle. Additionally, by quickly moving the camera forward, you can jump between Focus Checker frames when reviewing still images. Using the same action, you can pause or restart a movie currently playing. 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
The PowerShot SD980 IS lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 thumbnails at once.
5x optical zoom with ultra-wide 24mm lens, plus Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer and 12 megapixels
|5x optical zoom in action |
The PowerShot SD980 IS gives you the creative flexibility to get up close or go wide, for impressive images framed just the way you want them. Despite its slim profile and tiny body, the camera is equipped with a 5x Optical Zoom--no more sitting on the sidelines with the action too far away. The lens is ultra wide-angle, with a focal length of 24-120mm (35mm equivalent). That puts more image in every shot for visual excitement and a high-end feel. And the best part? Even at the long end of the zoom, images are clear and steady thanks to Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization that controls camera shake. And with 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SD980 IS provides amazing image resolution.
Improved Smart AUTO
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD980 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Even if your subject is moving, Canon’s advanced detection technologies capture the action as it happens. Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 20 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way. What's in the Box
- PowerShot SD980 IS Body
- Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
- Battery Charger CB-2LY
- Wrist Strap WS-DC10
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC400
3.0-inch wide touch-panel PureColor System LCD; updated Active Display for quickly switching between images with a shake of the camera. Capture 720p HD movies; HDMI output connector for easy playback on your HDTV. 5x optical zoom with ultra-wide 24mm lens, plus Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer; 12 megapixels for amazing resolution and editing. Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations. Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included). Touch your finger to the large 3.0″ Pure Color System LCD and select an AF point, choose a shooting mode, adjust exposure compensation, and more. Playback functions are also performed with the flick of a fingertip: switch between images, scroll, magnify a portion of a photo, and control movie playback. This new natural interface makes camera operations fun and easy. With 12.1 megapixels of resolution and Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the SD980 IS produces brilliant, life-like photographs with rich color and stunning detail. With an equivalent zoom range of 24-120mm, Canon’s 5x Optical Zoom Lens captures everything from sweeping landscapes to telephoto action pictures. The SD980 IS captures beautiful, 720p HD video. From live concerts to family vacations, the SD980 IS is the HD Video camera that you can, and will, take with you everywhere. Connect the camera to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable and enjoy your memories in 100% digital High Definition. Concentrate on your subjects - let the camera handle the pictures. Canon’s Smart Auto mode analyzes your shooting conditions with 22 pre-defined scene settings. From a wide, floral landscape to a night on the town with friends, the SD980 IS intelligently captures your memories – maximizing quality while minimizing effort.