PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
Refined design. Serious imaging.
The Digital IXUS 950 IS artfully combines refined style with formidable performance. A 4x optical Image Stabilizer lens and pioneering technologies make stunning photography effortless.
A distinctive curved design and three-tone metallic finish set the Digital IXUS 950 IS apart from the crowd. The convenient Touch Control Dial makes it easy to select menu features when shooting or browse captured images in playback. Useful functions can be assigned to the Shortcut button for one-touch access.
An 8.0 Megapixel sensor captures the fine detail in every scene, with enough resolution for photo-quality poster prints.
The powerful 4x optical zoom lens incorporates Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology to counteract camera shake. An Ultra-High Refractive Index Aspherical (UA) lens element ensures exceptional clarity throughout the zoom range.
Canon's DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. iSAPS technology analyses each scene to optimise key camera settings even before a shot is taken.
Face Detection AF/AE/FE ensures superb people shots by automatically detecting the subjects in the frame and selecting the optimum focus, exposure and flash settings. My Category tags each image based on face detection and shooting mode for easy navigation, printing, deleting and more.
During playback Face Detection Technology allows you to quickly and accurately correct red-eye.
A high resolution (230,000 pixels) PureColor LCD displays richer, vivid colours with sharp definition. An anti-glare, scratch-resistant coating adds extra protection against knocks and scrapes.
Shoot clear, bright images in dim conditions with ISO 1600 - ideal for parties and restaurants or where flash photography is not allowed. Use Auto ISO Shift to avoid image blur with the touch of a button whenever camera shake is predicted.
A choice of 18 shooting modes includes Creative Light Effect - an innovative feature that uses the optical Image Stabilizer to create shapes from points of light in the background of dark scenes. My Colors allows colour effects to be applied to images and movies direct from the camera.
Shoot 30fps VGA quality movies with stereo sound. Use the Time Lapse Movie function to capture changing scenes - a flower’s bloom, drifting clouds or a bustling city street - for accelerated playback as smooth video clips.
|Effective Pixels||Approx 8.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC III with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||5.8 - 23.2 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 – 140mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 4x Digital approx 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom (1))(2). Combined approx 16x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.8 – f/5.5|
|Construction||7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements, including 1 UA element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|AF System / Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||2cm|
|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, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600¹|
|Speed||15 – 1/1,600 sec |
(Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more available in Long Shutter Mode only)
|Settings||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||2.5” P-Si TFT, approx. 230,000 pixels|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of fifteen levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)|
|External Flash||Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Creative Light Effect, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater)|
|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. 1.3 fps¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 3264 x 2448, (M1) 2592 x 1944, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3264 x 1832, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200|
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Movies||(L)640 x 480, 30/15fps |
(M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps
(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, 30/15fps)¹ |
Up to 3 mins (S)¹
Up to 1 min (M, 60fps)¹
Up to 120 mins (Time Lapse)¹
|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)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, in 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|
|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|
|Computer||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC), 32MB memory card supplied|
|PC Macintosh||Windows 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2 / Vista |
Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery Life||Approx. 230 shots¹ |
Approx. 360 min. playback
|AC Power Supply||Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30|
|Case||Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC15, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions||90.4 x 56.5 x 26.4mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 165g|
|ISO Sensitivity*||¹ 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. This does not apply to Digital IXUS WIRELESS.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity|
|Battery Life||¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated|