The Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS is one compact camera that allows the user to click pictures like a pro, with its true manual mode. Learn about its technical specification, comparative price and latest features, listed below.

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Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

When someone mentions the phrase compact camera, the picture most people get in their minds is of a small box type camera that takes all the decisions for the clicker, as if asking the user to pit his power of discretion aside. Fortunately, Canon came up with the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS, which allows the user to use his power of decision making and choose how to compose the shot and how to adjust the settings, much like a professional camera. All this is available at the price of a good compact camera. This 14.7 mp camera with a zoom range of 3x comes with a full manual mode that allows the user to make all his adjustments in settings himself.

Design and Functioning

The only thing that the user cannot choose in a Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS is the colour of the camera – it is available in only two colours, Midnight Black and Metallic Silver and in Plum Red in some places. But then, people who value a completely manual mode which lets them click like a pro wouldn’t really want a Shocking Pink coloured camera! Its shape and design is also very typical of the whole IXUS range – minimalistic and sleek. The most noteworthy quality that it comes with, that could endear it to one and all, is its full manual mode, which allows the user to make his own settings of the aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. It is also equipped with the i-Contrast function that takes care of too much difference in contrast in pictures taken. It comes with an internal memory of 32 MB and is compatible with SD and SDHC cards.

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS Price India
Price: Rs. 23,995.00Resolution: 14.70 MP

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Technical Specifications of Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
OverviewCamera type Compact Digital Camera
Battery (Type) Battery Pack NB-5L
DimensionsWidth (mm) 97
Depth (mm) 28
Height (mm) 63
Weight 160
LensFocal Length(mm) 36(W) - 133(T)
f-number f/2.8 / f/8.0(W)
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/1600
ISO rating Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Interchangeability NA
Brand IXUS
Image SensorType Image Sensor (CCD)
Size(inches) 2.5
Total Resolution(MP) 14.70
Effective Resolution(MP) 14.70
Dust Reduction System No
ViewfinderType LCD and Electronic View Finder
Size 640 x 480
MemoryCard Type SDHC Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom approx.15x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Automatic
Aperture Automatic
White Balance Automatic
Focus Automatic
Image Stabilization Automatic
Shooting Modes Auto easy
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge NA
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction NA
Histogram Yes
Colour Options White,Black
Warranty (Years) 1
Last Updated on : June 04, 2010

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