Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS 970 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS

High zoom in high style.

With a powerful 5x zoom lens, the Digital IXUS 970 IS is well-equipped and intelligent, but never compromises on style. Its compact body is packed with features including an enhanced optical Image Stabilizer.

Benefits

  • 10.0 Megapixels
  • 5x zoom with enhanced optical IS
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Red-Eye Correction
  • DIGIC III processor and iSAPS
  • 2.5" PureColor LCD II
  • 18 Shooting Modes including Sunset Mode
  • Creative movie options

Detailed Features

IXUS design

The Digital IXUS 970 IS gently curves towards the grip for a stylish, elegant feel. The Multi Control Dial makes it quick and simple to change settings, review images and scroll through menus.

10.0 Megapixels

A 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures images in fine detail, enabling creative trimming, and poster size printing.

5x zoom with enhanced optical Image Stabilizer

Thanks to Canon’s advanced UA (Ultra-High Refractive Index Aspherical) lens technology, the Digital IXUS 970 IS has an uncompromising 5x zoom lens but retains its compact form. The redesigned optical Image Stabilizer system gives a 4-stop advantage, making shots in very low light achievable.

Motion Detection Technology

Canon’s Motion Detection Technology uses a wide array of inputs and intelligent algorithms to detect and compensate for camera shake and subject movement. Part of High ISO Auto, the system maximises image quality by only using the minimum necessary ISO boost to combat blur.

Face Detection Technology

Face Detection Technology ensures superb people shots by automatically setting optimum focus, exposure, flash and white balance. Face Select and Track lets you choose and track your primary subject, so you never lose a special face in the crowd.

Red-Eye Correction

Red-Eye Correction quickly and easily removes red-eye in camera. It can be set to automatically remove red-eye as you shoot or during playback mode, making natural eyes easy to achieve.

DIGIC III and iSAPS

Canon's DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. iSAPS technology uses shooting scene data to optimise camera settings even before a shot is taken.

2.5" PureColor LCD II

A high resolution 2.5" PureColor LCD II screen has an extremely wide-angle viewing, making it easy to share your images with a group. Exceptional colour contrast means the screen is visible under bright sunlight. An optical viewfinder (OVF) extends your shooting possibilities.

Shooting Modes and My Colors

18 shooting modes include Sunset, Kids & Pets, and ISO 3200 Special Scene modes which optimise camera settings for the easy capture of popular subjects. My Colors in-camera photo effects can be applied during or after shooting.

Movie Options

Movie modes include Long Play (LP) for VGA (30fps) clips that use half the normal memory card space. Capture a gradual scene like a sunrise or blooming flowers for accelerated playback with Time Lapse movie.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3” CCD
Effective Pixels Approx 10.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.6 - 33.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 37 – 185mm)
Zoom Optical 5x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ¹)². Combined approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/3.2 – f/5.7
Construction 8 elements in 6 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element, 1 single sided UA element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 2cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1/60 - 1/1600 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/1600 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.5” PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200 ¹)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.2 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3, Date Stamp) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L) 640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP)
(M) 320 x 240, 30fps
(S) 160 x 120, 15fps
(Time Lapse) 640 x 480, 0.5/1fps (Playback 15fps)
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)¹
Up to 3 mins (S)¹
Up to 120 mins (Time Lapse)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB memory card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 2000 SP4 / XP SP2 / Vista
Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (2000)

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 320 shots ¹
Approx. 420 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 95.4 x 57.2 x 27.4mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 155g
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording
Modes ¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Battery Life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006)
  • which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.