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Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Purple 12.1 MP 5X Optical Zoom 24mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

  • 1/2.3" CCD 12.1 MP
  • 5X Optical Zoom
  • 24mm Wide Angle
  • Optical Image Stabilizer System
  • 3.0" 230K Wide Touch LCD
  • 1280 x 720
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Powerful features, good looks and a touch panel interface make the purple PowerShot SD980 IS the perfect modern update to your current point-and-shoot camera. The 3.0-inch touch screen makes taking pictures fun, easy and natural. See your image in vibrant color and sharp contrast before you take your shot, then simply touch the screen to direct the auto-focus, operate the flash, set exposure and more. When reviewing your shots simply tilt the camera to move through the slides.

The SD980 IS also doubles as a high-definition camcorder. Capture memories in crisp 720p and full audio then attach your camera to a compatible HDTV with the mini-HDMI connection to share the fun. When reviewing your videos on the camera a simple tilt will start and start the video.

Everything you shoot will look amazing with 12MP resolution and 5X optical zoom. Taking pictures on-the-go is hassle-free, thanks to Optical Image Stabilizer technology. Take breathtaking landscapes or fun portraits with less blur, noise and more space for framing the subject. The PowerShot SD980 IS is the perfect complement to your digital life. Add it today!

  • newegg 12.1 Megapixel Image Sensor The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS features an amazing 12.1 megapixel effective CCD to provide outstanding clarity and quality image detail with unparalleled richness and depth, and the ultimate flexibility in enlarging and cropping shots.
  • newegg 5X Wide-angle Zoom Lens Equipped with a Canon 5X wide-angle zoom lens, the PowerShot SD980 IS handles both wide-scene and close-up shots. Get the whole family and lots of friends into one shot at the 24mm wide-angle end, or take extreme close-ups via up to 20X zoom capability (5X optical zoom multiplies 4X digital zoom).
  • newegg DIGIC 4 Image Processor Canon’s state-of-the-art DIGIC 4 image processor increases the speed and performance of the PowerShot SD980 IS, and enables other advanced features such as Face Detection, Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction for greater flexibility.
  • newegg Large 3.0" Wide Touch Screen The Canon PowerShot SD980 IS features a stunning, large 3.0" wide touch screen for quick navigations and menu settings for easier photo viewing and on-screen picture editing.
  • newegg Image Stabilizer Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology ensures awesome-steady shooting with phenomenal picture clarity even when you are in motion.
  • newegg PictBridge Support PictBridge technology makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your Canon PowerShot SD980 IS to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings and start printing.

Learn more about the Canon USA PowerShot SD980 IS


PowerShot SD Series
PowerShot SD980 IS
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.93" x 2.10" x 0.90"
Approx. 4.59 oz./130g (camera body only)

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
Gross Pixels
12.4 MP
Effective Pixels
12.1 MP
4000 x 3000
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilizer System


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wide Angle
Focal Length
f=4.3 - 21.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 24 - 120 mm)
f/2.8 - 5.9


Shutter Speed
15-1/3000 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer, Custom


Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Normal Focus Range
1.6 ft./50cm-infinity, 2.9 ft./90cm (T)
Macro Focus Range
2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W)

Digital Macro: 2.0 in.-3.9 ft./5-10cm (W)


Flash Mode
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
1.6 - 11 ft./50cm - 3.5m (W), 2.9 - 4.9ft./90cm - 1.5m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)


Exposure Control
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame
Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

* Camera automatically sets the optical ISO speed according to the shooting mode and subject brightness. The ISO speed also varies according to subject movement and camera shake when the shooting mode is set in Auto.

White Balance

White Balance
Auto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom

* The color of faces is evaluated in Face Detection AiAF

Viewfinder & Monitor

3.0" 230K Wide Touch


Continuous Drive
Approx. 0.8 fps
Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Long Shutter, Creative Light Effects, Movie
Color Mode
My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4 - 130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Resume

Recording System

File Formats
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC+ / HC MMC+ Card


Movie Format
MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))
Movie Recording
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps available up to 10 min. or 4GB per clip
640 x 480 @ 30 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps available up to 60 minutes per clip or 4GB
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720


A/V Out


Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L


Large 3.0" wide touch panel PureColor System LCD with a cool cutting-edge interface, plus an updated Active Display for quickly switching between images during playback with a shake of the camera.
Get more in your shot with a 5x Optical Zoom with ultra-wide 24mm lens, plus Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer and 12 Megapixels for amazing resolution and editing.
720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 22 predefined shooting situations.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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