Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Digital Camera - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCPSSD970 MFR # 3469B005AA

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  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 3" LCD
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • HD Video Recording
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Canon 3469B005AA overview

  • 1Description

The Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Digital ELPH is a 12.1 megapixel camera that's fun and easy to use. This stylish camera has rounded lines, a bronze finish, 5x optical zoom lens and Canon's sharp 3" PureColor II LCD to bring form and function together. The SD970 IS features an intuitive set of controls to help you capture the highest quality photos and HD video. New Active Display Technology makes reviewing images fun and easy. With a tilt and a shake of the camera, you can quickly review your images; no need for clumsy buttons or control dials. Industry-leading optics, Smart Auto image capture, and Canon's legendary DIGIC 4 Image Processor make capturing your world easier than ever before!

Smart AUTO Exposure
Concentrate on your subjects--let the camera handle the pictures. Canon's Smart Auto mode analyzes your shooting conditions with 18 pre-defined scene settings. From a wide, floral landscape to a night on the town with friends, the SD970 intelligently captures your memories--maximizing quality while minimizing effort.
3" PureColor LCD II
Framing your photos couldn't be easier than with the SD970's bright, crisp 3" LCD. Smooth color transitions, high-resolution, and scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coatings make composing and viewing effortless, even under bright sunlight.
Active Display Technology
Active Display Technology utilizes the SD970's accelerometer for fun and intuitive playback of your photos. To browse forward, give the camera a shake. To advance continuously, tilt the camera on an angle and watch your photos splash across the screen. Finding your favorite photos has never been so cool!
HD Video Recording
The PowerShot SD970 captures beautiful, broadcast-quality HD video! From live concerts to a laid back afternoon in the park, the SD970 is the HD video camera that you can, and will, take with you everywhere. Connect the camera to your widescreen TV via an HDMI port and share your memories in 100% digital High Definition.
In the Box
Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Digital Camera
  • NB-5L Lithium-ion Battery
  • CB-2LX Battery Charger
  • Wrist Strap
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Canon 3469B005AA specs

    Camera Type Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
    Imaging
    Resolution Effective: 12.4MP, Recorded: 12.1MP
    Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
    Bit Depth Not Specified By Manufacturer
    File Formats JPEG, QuickTime
    File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Color Spaces sRGB
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Crop Factor N/A
    Optics
    Lens 6.6-33mm f/3.2-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm)
    Zoom Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
    Lens Mount N/A
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Range Normal: 1.6' (50cm)-infinity
    Macro: 0.8"-1.6' (2-50cm)
    Digital Macro: 0.8-3.9" (2-10cm)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO 80-1600
    Shutter Speeds 1/1600 - 15 sec.
    Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Scene
    White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    Mirror Lock-Up N/A
    Burst Capability 1fps Continuous Shooting
    Self Timer 2 seconds or 10 seconds
    Interval Recording No
    Remote Control No
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range 1.0' (0.3 m) - 11' (3.5 m)
    External Flash Connection No
    Dedicated Flash System N/A
    Max Sync Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Memory
    Built-in Memory No
    Memory Card Type SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC Plus/HC MMC Plus
    Still Images per GB JPEG: High Res:313 - Low Res:3,073
    A/V Recording
    Video Recording Video with Audio, NTSC & PAL Output
    Video Resolution 1280x720 @ 30fps, 640x480 @ 30fps, 320x240 @ 30fps
    Video Clip Length 30 minutes in HD, 1 hour in SD, or up to 4GB
    Audio Recording Audio with Video only
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type None
    Viewfinder Coverage N/A
    Display 3" LCD
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V Out, HDMI (Type C)
    System & Software Requirements Windows XP, Vista
    Mac OS X (10.2 or later)
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature:32-104°F/0-40°C
    Humidity: 10-90%
    Weatherproofing Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Power
    Battery Type LNB-5L Lithium-ion Battery
    Power Adapter ACK-DC30 AC Adapter Kit
    Physical
    Dimensions 3.73 x 2.24 x 1.04" (94.8 x 56.8 x 26.3mm)
    Weight 5.64 oz (160g) camera only
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.65 x 6.3 x 3.5"

    Canon 3469B005AA reviews

    PowerShot SD970 IS Digital Camera is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! I love this camera. It is sleek, well designed, fun to operate, and takes wonderful pictures. It is perfect for the tech savvy as the control system is similar to working an iPod. The features are great and the camera is comfortable to maneuver through as well as hold. It is not a tiny thing but definitely small enough to carry around in your purse or bag. I am not certain I would put it in my pocket but it might work for some. I absolutely love the 3 inch LCD - the brightness and size make it easy to take and view pictures. I am very happy with this camera.
    Date published: 2009-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Camera This is my fifth Canon PowerShot (400, 600, 700 and 800 series before this one). Before buying this I thought I'd try something new and bought the Panasonic Lumix LX3 which looked better on paper. I was so unhappy with the Lumix because despite it's great capabilities, it just didn't handle as well as my PowerShots. I sold the Lumix on ... and bought this 970 for less and I love it. The controls are all quick and intuitive. The LCD screen is the best Canon has ever come up with. Low ISO shots are just about noise-less. Exposure compensation is very easy and quick to use. Start-up time is fast, shutter lag is good, dozens of other great features. And the icing on the cake is it's excellent movie capabilities. I've never been interested in that, but it's come in very handy and I enjoy taking them. I bought a 4 GB memory card so I can take all the movies I want. As with all the other Canon cameras I've bought, battery life is excellent. Only thing I would change: make the case more tactile like my Canon DSLRs so it is harder to slip from your hands.
    Date published: 2009-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ideal For Traveling I'm a visual artist (but not a photographer) who needed a small and versatile camera for a trip to south america. After reading reviews and comparing features, I settled on the SD970 and it has come through wonderfully for me and without a hitch. The 720p video looks good for a point-and-shoot camera, and coupled with the portable Gorrilapod flexible tripod, I was able to document the wide array of situations and environments to my great pleasure with a minimum of fuss. Granted, my objective was not travel photography, but the basic manual controls were enough for me to get what I wanted, the video was a major bonus, and the camera is sized to fit into a pocket comfortably without standing out too much. For similar purposes, I think this camera works more than admirably.
    Date published: 2009-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera I read many reviews and tried 4 different cameras before i bought this one. Its my 3rd PowerShot and I'm upgrading from a SD850. I love this camera and the display is so clear. The 5x zoom is great. Sharp pictures almost all in focus too. I Tried the Nikon 560 and 630 and had much worse results as far as focus goes. The only draw back is in auto, it tries to select a scene mode for you such as portrait, macro, or sunset, etc. This takes extra time before it locks in on your shot. You can bypass it by just using program mode however. I didn't notice any strange noises in video mode like some other reviewers mentioned. The mic is on the top so you have to be careful not to cover it up with your finger when shooting video.The lens is soft on the L/H side of the frame in wide angle, but not noticeable unless your viewing it at 100% on a computer. Its still a very small form factor but heavier then most cameras this size. Hope this review helps.
    Date published: 2009-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera with FANTASTIC video @720P Great camera all around. **** VIDEO at 720P is fantastic and packs some serious pixels with great color. Image is very good as well with great colors. Better than most camcorders! Close ups in image and VIDEO are out of this world!!!!! The camera will focus right away. But the Bad: well, your zoom is fixed while shooting video and images at low light are not very good. But that is a given for a point n shoot.
    Date published: 2009-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best things come in small packages I bought this camera for an upcoming vacation and wanted something that was small, but had a better zoom than my existing camera. The PowerShot SD970 IS met all of my expectations and then some. It zoomed really well and all of my pictures were amazing. I love this camera!
    Date published: 2009-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Power House The product is VERY easy to use right out of the box. With computers featuring built-in card readers, there's no need to install the software, unless of course, you need the editing tools. Compact, not intrusive, but elegant. Add the underwater case, and voila! You can take it snorkeling or diving. If you plan on taking it below 15 feet, make sure to add a strobe for better results. Like most compact cameras, it is hard to operate in low light and the built-in flash does not really help much.
    Date published: 2009-09-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Camera This is a great point and shoot. It was easy to use right out of the box. The one thing to be aware of is that the auto feature does not take great photos indoors so its important to select the indoor setting on the manual feature.
    Date published: 2010-01-12
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