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Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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Product Information
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.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.

Product Features
  • Smart metal body
    The Digital IXUS 200 IS' stylish two-tone metal body has a solid sculpted feel that's easy to carry and a pleasure to use.
  • 24mm ultra wide-angle 5.0x zoom lens
    An ultra-wide 24mm lens is perfect for capturing sweeping landscapes or group shots. At the other end of the range, the 5.0x optical zoom lets you get closer to your subject - ideal for candid portrait shots. Canon's optical Image Stabilizer delivers blur-free results throughout the zoom range.
  • 12.1 megapixels CCD
    The 12.1 megapixels CCD captures a wealth of fine detail. Turn images into poster-size prints, or creatively crop images without losing detail.
  • Widescreen 3.0" PureColor II touch LCD
    The easy-to-use touch-screen display enables intuitive control of numerous camera functions. When shooting, Touch AF enables you to track focus on a subject simply by touching the screen, while easily selectable icons allow changes to the shooting mode, flash settings and exposure.
  • Smart auto and shooting modes
    Smart auto with Scene Detection technology analyzes the shooting scene and determines the settings required for the best possible shot. With 22 scene types detected, great shots can be achieved in any situation.
  • DIGIC 4
    Canon's DIGIC 4 processor makes the Digital IXUS 200 IS more responsive and ensures great image-quality.
  • 720p HD movies
    Create widescreen (16:9) movies in high definition (1280 x 720, 30fps) then use the mini HDMI connection for playback on HD TVs.
  • Active display
    By simply flicking and tilting the camera, active display lets you cycle through images, start and stop movies and check the focus of your shot.
  • Hints and tips UI
    To guide you through the camera's operation, the hints and tips UI provides on-screen explanations of the camera's features during shooting, playback and in menus.

Product Highlights

Product Identifiers
ModelDigital ELPH SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS
UPC0013803115338, 013803115338, 013803115376, 1380311533, 13803115338, 4960999650470, 5051395925770

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution12.1 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Macro Focus Range5cm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 120mm

Max Shutter Speed1/3000 sec
Min Shutter Speed15 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Program
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (2Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.5 m - 3.5 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryMultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeNone

Depth0.9 in.
Height2.1 in.
Width3.93 in.
Weight4.59 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connector Types1 x DC power input, 1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.5, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatH.264
Still Image FormatJPEG

Max Video Resolution1280 x 720

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional Features720p HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Automatic Face Tracking, Blink Detection, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Digital Tele-Converter, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Detection Self-timer, Histogram Display, Motion Detection, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Safety Zoom, Scene Detection Technology, USB 2.0 Compatibility, i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction)
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Shooting ProgramsAquarium, Beach, Digital macro, Fireworks, Foliage, High sensitivity, Indoor, Kids & pets, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Slow shutter, Snow, Stitch assist, Sunset
Special EffectsBlack & White, Color Accent, Color Swap, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
Continuous Shooting Speed0.8 frames per second

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CNET Editors' reviewVery Good


    Small; good lens specs; appropriate mix of touch and button controls; HDMI output; excellent photo color, exposure.


    Wide-screen LCD size misleading; touch-screen interface not for everyone; no optical zoom while recording movies.


    The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS is a very good touch-screen camera for those on the fence about using a touch-screen camera.

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Created: 08/20/10

Canon SD980 / Ixus 200

Review For: Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

I was unsure of the touch screen, and in reality, could certainly live without it, except for one terrific feature which makes it worthwhile - you can touch the screen to indicate where you want the camera to focus - I love it!

WIDE starting point - 24mm equivalent to 35mm format - this was the prime reason for purchase of the camera. Distortion level is more than acceptable at widest angle, and gets better from there.

Image quality is very good, though I note with some disappointment that the "Superfine" setting of old is gone, just "Fine" and "Normal" available... not a huge concern, but an unnecessary omission.

Camera handling is better (for my hands) than most of the Elph line because of the extended length, and the flash position is OK for me - I don't find myself blocking it with a stray finger.

I believe this to be the best of the small cameras for someone interested in wide-angle photography.

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Created: 06/26/10

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Review For: Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD980 IS / Digital IXUS 200 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

This is by far the best camera, especially for the price. It has every feature you could possibly want in a camera, and HD video which (depending on your memory card size) has quite a decent length of recording time. Canon's newer models in no way comes close to the features and value of this camera. I love the large touch screen LCD screen and the coolest feature (which canon seems to be leaving out of some of the newer models) is the color accent. Color accent allows you to pull one color and makes the rest of the photo black and white. Color accent is beyond cool for taking pictures of my son's blue eyes.
I've seen reviews complaining about fingerprints and smudges on the LCD screen but you can get a 3 pack of LCD screen protectors which eliminates this problem, and is actually 9 screen protectors when cut to size.
There are reviews about grainy pictures or low quality pictures, which I have not experienced at all. For simple point and shoot pictures and video it is very easy to learn. In order to use some of the features and take more complex pictures I would highly recommend at least skimming through the full user's manual included on the cd, because while very easy to learn it is not very easy to figure out without the use of the manual.
If you have a problem with the small power button on the top of the camera (you will learn in the manual) you can use the review button (top button on the back of the camera that looks like a play button) to turn the camera on and off by holding it down until it turns on and off.
Unfortunately this camera is no longer being made by canon, but if you are looking for a great camera at a great price that has every feature you could possibly think of using, I would recommend purchasing from some of the online stores that still carry it.
I reviewed cameras for over a year before making my purchase and tried every camera I could find in the stores and found nothing that came close to the value of the canon SD980.

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