PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
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.
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.
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures images in fine detail, enabling creative trimming, and poster size printing.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
|Effective Pixels||Approx 10.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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)|
|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|
|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)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||2.5” PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots|
|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||30cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon 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, 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|
|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
|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 Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|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|
|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||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB memory card supplied|
|PC Macintosh||Windows 2000 SP4 / XP SP2 / 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. 320 shots ¹ |
Approx. 420 min. playback
|AC Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30|
|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|
|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|