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Canon PowerShot SD950 IS Silver 12.1 MP 2.5" 230K LCD 3.7X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

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  • 1/1.7" CCD
  • 2.5" 230K LCD
  • 3.7X Optical Zoom 4X Digital Zoom

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Canon has developed the compact Powershot SD950 IS camera with ultra-durable lightwieght Titanium for a distinctive look. Loaded with an amazing 12.1 megapixel CCD, 3.7X optical zoom and 4X digital zoom, this camera can handle closeups as small as a fingerprint, showing the fine small details of each valley, ridge and swirl, so that you can blow the picture up to poster size, and never lose sharpness or detail. The Optical Image Stabilizer prevents pictures from getting blurred due to unsteady hands on the camera and allows you to capture perfect images.

Equipped with Auto ISO Shift and ISO 1600, the SD950 IS is perfect for recording low light events such as the dramatic presentation of a candle-laden birthday cake at the next party. More advanced technology available on this compact camera is the DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology for the best image quality. The high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD makes picture framing and review a real delight.

Powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, this environmentally safe camera is a compact workhorse full of useful and easy-to-use features to achieve fully remarkable professional-level photographs!

  • newegg Pure Titanium, Ultra-compact Body The PowerShot SD950 IS sets itself apart from the crowd by its pure titanium body. The sleek, ultra light body with a curve design delivers not only the high durability, but the excellent handling comfort, so you'll want to take this camera everywhere.
  • newegg 12.1 Megapixel CCD with 3.7X Optical Zoom Lens The PowerShot SD950 IS features a class-leading 12.1 Megapixel CCD to deliver images with the ultimate precision, rich color reproduction and crisp detail for large picture prints even in poster size. Plus, the PowerShot SD950 IS houses a high-quality Canon 3.7X optical zoom lens for the ultimate freedom in close-up shots.
  • newegg DIGIC III Image Processor The DIGIC III Image Processor is the latest advancement to Canon's DIGIC technology. Delivering superior image quality, ultra-responsive performance and extended battery life, this mighty processor uses the new Face Detection AF/AE (Auto Focus/Auto Exposure) functions. Automatically detect faces in a scene, and optimize focus and exposure accordingly for accurate and bright people shots.
  • newegg Large 2.5" PureColor LCD Screen The PowerShot SD950 IS's 2.5-inch PureColor LCD screen delivers crisp, clear pictures, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. The anti-reflective screen with tough scratch-resistant coating provides extra durability for outdoor use. The screen also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
  • 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 The PictBridge technology makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your PowerShot SD950 IS to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings and press the Print/Share button to start printing.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SD950 IS

Model

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Brand
Canon
Series
PowerShot SD Series
Model
PowerShot SD950 IS

Details

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Color
Silver
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

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Image Sensor
1/1.7" CCD
Gross Pixels
12.4 MP
Effective Pixels
12.1 MP
Resolution
4,000 x 3,000
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization

Lens

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Optical Zoom
3.7X
Digital Zoom
4X
Focal Length
7.7-28.5mm f/2.8-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 36-133mm)
Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)

Shutter

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Shutter Speed
15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1-15 sec.
Self-timer
2s or 10s

Focus

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Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Auto Focus
Yes
Normal Focus Range
1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro Focus Range
2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W), 1.3-1.6 ft./40-50cm (T)
Digital Macro: 2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W)

Flash

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Flash Mode
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
1.6-15 ft./50cm-4.6m (W), 1.6-7.9 ft./50cm-2.4m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

Exposure

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

* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)

White Balance

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

Viewfinder & Monitor

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Viewfinder
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD
2.5" 230K

Functions

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Continuous Drive
Approx. 1.5 fps (Large/Fine)
Tripod Mount
Supported
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
Playback
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

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Recording System

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File Formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC+ / HC MMC+ Card

Movie

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Movie Format
AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Movie Recording
1024 x 768 @ 15fps
640 x 480 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 30fps (available up to 4GB or 60 minutes)
640 x 480 @ 0.5/1fps (2 hours)
160 x 120 @ 15fps (3 min.)
Max. Recording Resolutions
1024 x 768

Interface

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USB
Yes
A/V Out
Yes
Mic
Yes

Battery

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Battery
Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-5L
Battery Life
Still Image: approx. 240 shots (NB-5L/LCD on)*, approx. 580 shots (NB-5L/LCD off)
Playback Time: Approx. 360 min. (NB-5L)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1"
Weight
5.8 oz.

Package contents

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Package Contents
PowerShot SD950 Digital ELPH Body
Lithium Battery Pack NB-5L
Battery Charger CB-2LX
MMC Plus Card MMC-32MH
Wrist Strap WS-700
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
AV Cable AVC-DC300

Additional Information

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Date First Available
September 06, 2007
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
8/19/2008 12:54:07 PM

Pros: It looks great.
Takes great shots. Sturdy body, doesn't really need a case.

Cons: Looks like a great steal.
Battery cover looks and feels flimsy.
Zoom is kinda slow.

Overall Review: I was in love with this camera till it got stolen. It's been by far the nicer P&S that I've owned.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Camera! 7/1/2008 9:07:57 AM

Pros: Excellent picture quality for such a dinky camera. The video mode is incredible. It can record up to 4GB uninterrupted video. The audio quality is great also. The 3.7 optical zoom is a perfect balance between lens speed and zoom for this tiny camera. Good purchase.

Cons: none

Overall Review: SDHC compliant storage allows large capacity SD cards.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
best at its size 6/30/2008 10:30:39 PM

Pros: large image sensor 1/1.7 .. (to make you understand 1/1 is bigger than 1/2 .... so 1/1.7 is bigger than 1/2.3 which most compact camera has) the image stabilizer is good and its good to take pictures even in dark areas but not in automatic setting. small enough for your pocket..

Cons: not that small.. 3.7 zoom.. needs fast flash card.

Overall Review: it has the best quality at its size compared to other compacts...

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
3/ 5
No more Cannon SD models for me 6/19/2008 3:19:17 PM

Pros: Small, easy to use, has a classic eye hole for taking pictures for when you cannot see the back screen because of lighting.

Cons: when taking pictures where there is a lot of light the camera struggles. For example taking pictures outside in sunny conditions or where you are shooting from a shady position into a lighted area. I was taking a picture of a mountain from the shade and all the pictures were awful. I have had several Cannon camera's and the SD models are just not what I expected on the quality.

Overall Review: On my most recent trip, a friend of mine had a Sony DSC-T200 and the pictures were light years better. I may of just gotten a few lemons with Cannon, but for now I will be looking else where.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent point and shoot camera 3/21/2008 1:17:38 PM

Pros: Its compact size, high megapixel image quality, high-quality video recording capability with audio, very nice built-in image editing features

Cons: There are really no cons that I experienced except for this: It doesn't do too well in dark rooms with smoke machines running.

Overall Review: It actually captured the smoke in the air as well as the subject.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
3/11/2008 9:39:46 AM

Pros: This camera just survived a 4 day winter camping trip where the temperature averaged -25 degrees below zero F. The camera worked flawlessly in these extreem conditions. The camera was enclosed in the Canon water proof case (not available through Newegg for some reason) and we tested it out while ice fishing. we tethered the camera and lowered it to a depth of 95 feet below the ice to video lake trout swimming around on the bottom of the lake. It worked awesome! The camera survived the pressure, the case did not leak and the battery kept working in the frigid waters.

Cons: Although the camera worked flawlessly, the battery needed to be warmed up every once in a while to have enough power to run the camera at -25 F. This is no surprise, as the camera is rated in the specs to only 32 F. So, other than the battery being proprietary, I have not encountered any other cons with the camera. If you do buy the Canon water proof case, which I highly recommend, the pictures taken with a flash will have a dark spot in the lower right corner of the image unless you zoom in on the subject a little bit.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
GCoanons best compact digital camera 2/5/2008 10:12:36 AM

Pros: 12 mp picture quality. Standard video framerate is better than the framerate of my old canon's fast speed video. Can take up to 4000 X 3000 resolution pictures. Fast shutterspeed makes clear pictures. Uses long lasting
Li-ion rechargeable battery

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Newegg lowered the price right before i bought it

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Serious WOW Effect 2/5/2008 10:07:14 AM

Pros: Titanium case,dose everything they say it will extremely well, small, lightweight, image stabilization. Add in 16GB Patriot memory card and extra battery and you;ll be able to shoot hundreds of extremely high quality photos or an hour of killer video with sound.

Cons: Screen protector covers or LCD should be included (very small detail). In Camera charging would be very nice add.

Overall Review: I have a friend who is a very experienced and successfull photographer. He even likes the quality of the pictures and intuitive menus. This camera is the only one you should even consider and NewEgg's prices and service are unbeatable!

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