Canon Powershot SD970 IS Review

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Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Here is the screen shot of auto mode. Across the top are Auto Flash, Auto Mode and Battery Power icons. This mode controls all of the camera settings for you, allowing you to just simply point and shoot.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

When the color LCD is turned on and you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) were used for the focus lock. You can also see the shutter speed, metering, aperture and ISO values that were selected for by the camera for this shot.


Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Program AE exposure mode is like Auto in that the camera selects both the shutter speed and aperture for a correct exposure but you now have access to a multitude of Function and Menu options and color effects. Icons on the left here indicate ISO speed is Auto, no flash, single drive mode, metering is set to evaluative, etc.



Canon Powershot SD970 IS

Program FUNC. Menu

    Light Metering - Multi, Center, Spot
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone,
      Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
      Custom
    ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Scene Mode - Listed below
    Drive Mode - Single or Continuous
    Recording Pixels - L (4000x3000), M1 (3264x2448), M2 (2592x1944), M3 (1600x1200),
      S (640x480), Widescreen (4000x2248)
    Compression - Fine, Standard


    Canon Powershot SD970 IS

    Scene Modes: Program, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Creative Light Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Beach, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200, Digital Macro, Zoom Blur, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist (not pictured)



    Canon Powershot SD970 IS

    Record Menu:

      AF Frame - Center, Face AiAF
      A Frame Size - Normal, Small
      Servo AF - On or Off
      Digital Zoom - Standard, Off,1.5x, 2.0x
      AF-Point Zoom - On or Off
      AF-Assist Beam - On or Off
      Flash Settings - Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp
      i-Contrast - Off, Auto
      Review - Off, 2-10 second, Hold
      Review Info - Off, Detailed, Focus Check
      Blink Detection - On or Off
      Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 guide, Both
      IS Mode - Continuous, Shoot Only, Panning, Off
      Date Stamp - Off, Date, Date & Time
      Set Print Button - Set button to shortcut of your choosing


    Canon Powershot SD970 ISCanon Powershot SD970 IS

    When using the Standard Movie mode, you can capture video clips at the standard 640x480 30fps (or LP) or 320x240 30fps or the 1280x720 HD movie mode. The optical zoom may not be used during recording, but can be preset before hand. Movie clips are recorded in: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural)) .

    Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to the built-in speaker. Full audio-video playback is also possible when connected to a TV monitor or a compatible PC after downloading.



    Canon Powershot SD970 IS

    Movie FUNC. Menu:

      My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone,
        Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
      White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
        Custom
      Movie Mode - Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
      Video Size - 1280x720 30fps, 640x480 30fps, 320x240 30fps


    Canon Powershot SD970 IS

    Movie Menu:

      Digital Zoom - Off, Standard
      AF-assist Beam - On or Off
      Disp. Overlay - Off, Grid Lines
      IS Mode - Continuous, Off
      Set Print Button - Set button to shortcut of your choosing



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