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Canon PowerShot SD960IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8-inch LCD (Light Blue)
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- 12.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
- 4x optical zoom; 28mm wide-angle lens
- HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output
- 2.8-inch widescreen PureColor LCD II screen; Face Detection
- Compatible with SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus (not included)
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||0.8 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Size||2.8 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||1,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||80|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD /MMCplus|
|Flash Modes Description||Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Flash Type||Built In Flash|
|Focus Description||AiAF TTL 9-point (with face detection)|
|Focus Type||Autofocus Only|
|ISO Range||Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.13 x 0.87 x 3.86 inches|
|Item Weight||0.32 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||2 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F5.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||112 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1600 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,000|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||15 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.05 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion NB-4L battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||Motion JPEG|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Screen Size||2.8 in||5 in||3 in||2.8 in|
|Item Dimensions||0.87 x 3.86 x 2.13 in||3.7 x 0.9 x 2.1 in||0.78 x 3.67 x 2.2 in||1.14 x 3.11 x 2.36 in|
|Item Weight||5.12 ounces||4.4 ounces||4.94 ounces||6.88 ounces|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.1 megapixels||12 megapixels||12.1 megapixels||12.1 megapixels|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)||1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97 fps)||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 240 fps)||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 ( 240 fps)|
Item #: Y95769.
Product Type: Digital camera - compact
Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.9 in x 0.9 in x 2.1 in
Weight: 5.1 oz
Supported Flash Memory: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus
Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel
Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
Lens System: 4 x zoom lens - 5 mm - 20 mm - f/2.8-5.8
Focus Adjustment: Automatic
Min Focus Range: 19.7 in
Digital Zoom: 4 x
Image Stabilizer: Optical
Camera Flash: Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Microphone: Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Display: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.8" - color
Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
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From the Manufacturer
Immediate gratification is the pulse of today, and the PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH with its streamlined appeal wastes no time reminding you: "Here’s a camera unlike any other." But it’s the excitement of ongoing discovery--the way this camera captures the vibrant spontaneity of the world before you--that defines the lasting rewards of the PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH, and the new level of pictures and HD movies that await you. Immediate satisfaction. Day-after-day delight. What could be better?
PowerShot SD960 IS Highlights
Canon’s commitment to innovation defines the excitement of the PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH. 12.1-megapixel resolution is more than a number, it’s your cutting-edge link to the outstanding clarity and quality you’ve always wanted in your images. Think bold and big, because razor-sharp, oversized prints are a breeze. And think way beyond the typical picture format thanks to the 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x optical zoom. Get the picture? It’s absolutely brilliant.
The PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH 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 still images at once.
Widescreen 2.8-inch PureColor LCD II and wide viewing angle
The PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH gives you a large and wide 2.8-inch LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. Canon’s PureColor LCD II offers spectacular color, resolution and contrast even when viewed at an angle. The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light--a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH 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 18 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.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 20 Shooting Modes, you’re ready for whatever shot comes your way.
New Active display technology for quickly switching between images
Active Display is a fun new feature powered by an accelerometer built into the PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH. When browsing through your images in playback, just give the camera a quick shake to advance or return images one frame at a time. Tilting the camera will activate continuous image advance, and tilting at a further angle will make the images advance more quickly.
A World of Advantages with Canon’s Technology
DIGIC 4 image processor has evolved Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-Timer.
Canon’s most advanced image processor, DIGIC 4, delivers evolved Face Detection Technology that keeps every face in every photo looking its very best. The technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you’re ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
A Face Detection Self-Timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces and makes the appropriate adjustments. For instance, to include the photographer’s face in a group shot, there’s no need to rush in. Just put the camera on a stand or tripod, specify Face Detection Self-Timer, and the camera will wait for the photographer’s face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. Motion Detection tracks moving subjects in a much larger range, and the Servo AF retains focus on a moving subject after the shutter button is pressed halfway--allowing you to wait for the perfect shot without refocusing.
DIGIC 4 also makes possible the i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, which controls the compensation level in pixel units to brighten dark areas while leaving bright areas unchanged for better images where the main subject is dark, and more natural transition. The PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH can even use i-Contrast in playback mode to adjust images that were shot without the setting activated.
Red-eye Correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures. 1) Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken. 2) The PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback. 3) You can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.
Life doesn’t give you second chances to capture special times. That’s why the PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH features an ISO 1600 setting that reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility. ISO can be expanded to 3200 when you select ISO 3200 Special Scene mode.
What's in the Box
- PowerShot SD960 IS Digital ELPH body
- Lithium-ion battery pack (NB-4L)
- Battery charger (CB-2LV)
- Wrist strap (WS-DC7)
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
- USB interface cable (IFC-400PCU)
- AV cable (AVC-DC400)
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It gets even better... Then they offered me the option to repair the camera at my expense for $266.25. We paid originally $179.95 with free shipping from Amazon, brand new. Who are they kidding? That's a refurb repair with no extention of the (useless) warranty for $85 more than the camera cost new.
Needless to say, if Canon does not rectify this, it will be my last Canon purchase and I will vocally share my opinion.
While I am still learning how do this properly, it is important to realize that inspiration and art can come from the most unlikely of places. Thus, I felt that I needed to have a camera strapped to my side 24/7.
My serious camera is a Canon S5-IS. Yes, I know, how serious of a photographer can this guy be if that is his serious camera? Well, art is in the eye of the beholder and it does not take a pricey camera to come up with excellent quality shots if you are framing properly and using light in the right ways.
While I love how easy the S5 has been to use, it is too big to be carrying around everywhere. Thus, I needed something smaller but that would take the same quality pictures.
So, I figured that since I like the S5 that Canon must have something smaller with similar features and menus and lo and behold they have a whole line of cameras. I purchased the Asian equivalent of this model the IXUS 110 IS. I enjoyed it for two years using it to shoot everything and anything.
As I said before, I like having a camera on me at all times, so I usually had this in a small belt case that was originally made for a cell phone. Unfortunately, while riding in a cab a few weeks ago en route to a friends wedding, I left it in the cab and never saw it again.
I was a little heartbroken as it was such a good little camera. So, I decided, hey, I could buy something newer but I wonder if looking on Amazon.com I might find something that was the same, maybe used or refurbished (refurbished is as good as new by the way) and save a little money.
There it was, the American equivalent, the SD960 IS, being sold used (barely) and for a great bargain. I ordered it and had it sent to a friends military box and it arrived in less than ten days time.
I am very happy with this new one and will always remember to keep it strapped to my side.
For its ease of use, a variety of settings regarding light and color (including black and white and sepia), a decent little flash (which I almost never use) and for its compact size, I highly recommend the SD 960IS.