Canon Powershot SD950 IS Review
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The 12-megapixel SD950 IS and the 8-megapixel SD870 IS.
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PowerShot SD950 IS Specifications
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 12.1 million|
|Image Sensor||1/1.7-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 12.4 million)|
|Lens||7.7 (W)-28.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 (W)-133 (T) mm) f/2.8 (W)-f/5.8 (T)|
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.5-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
(From the front of the lens)
|Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro:2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (WIDE), 1.3-1.6 ft./40-50cm (TELE)
Digital Macro:2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W)
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||15-1/1600 sec. The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode. Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.|
|Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to center)|
|Exposure Compensation||± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed||Auto, High ISO Auto, 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent|
|White Balance||TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or Custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro|
|Flash Range||Normal: 1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.6m (W), 1.6-7.9 ft./50cm-2.4m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie|
Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.5 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|Recording Media||SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF Version 1.1 compliant|
Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images)||4,000 x 3,000 (Large)
3,264 x 2,448 (Medium 1)
2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2)
1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3)
640 x 480 (Small)
4,000 x 2,248 (Widescreen)
|Number of Recording Pixels (Movies)||
Movie: 1024 x 768 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 640 x 480 (2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Using high-speed memory cards is recommended.
|Playback Modes||Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize, Image Inspection Tool
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|My Camera Settings||Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, Self-timer sound, and shutter sound.|
|Interface||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)|
|Power Source||Battery Pack NB-5L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable battery)
240 shots LCD on / 580 shots LCD off / 360 min. playback time (CIPA)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
|Operating Temperature||0-40°C (32-104°F)|
|Operating Humidity||10-90 %|
|Dimensions||3.78 x 2.36 x 1.09 in. / 95.9 x 59.9 x 27.6mm|
|Weight||Approx. 165 g (5.82 oz.) (camera body only)|
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