PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
Sophisticated in every aspect.
The embodiment of technical and design excellence, the Digital IXUS 960 IS unites 12.1 Megapixels, 3.7x optical Image Stabilizer lens and Face Detection Technology within its sleek titanium form.
Inspired by the smooth curves of the human form, the moulded titanium body of the Digital IXUS 960 IS fits comfortably in the hand. The Touch Control Dial offers fingertip access to key camera functions.
A massive 12.1 Megapixels resolution delivers enough detail for huge poster-size prints and creative image manipulation.
The Digital IXUS 960 IS incorporates a 3.7x zoom lens with Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology to counteract camera shake. The ultra-compact lens incorporates an Ultra-High Refractive Aspherical Index (UA) element for the capture of high quality images throughout the zoom range.
In tandem with IS, user-selected Auto ISO Shift offers enhanced protection against camera shake. High ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto target the blur caused by typical subject movement.
Canon's DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. Face Detection AF/AE/FE and iSAPS analyse the scene, detect subjects in the frame and select the optimum focus, exposure and flash settings.
When operating in playback mode, Face Detection Technology allows you to quickly and accurately correct red-eye without affecting the rest of the image.
A high resolution (230,000 pixels) PureColor LCD displays richer, vivid colours with sharp definition. An anti-glare, scratch-resistant coating aids visibility in bright light and adds extra protection against knocks and scrapes.
18 shooting modes including Beach, Indoor and ISO 3200 aid the capture of still images in tricky lighting conditions. My Colors in-camera photo effects can be applied both during and after shooting.
Movie modes include Long Play (LP) for VGA (30fps) clips that use half the normal memory card space, and Time Lapse Movie, which captures changing scenes - such as a flower’s bloom or a bustling city street - for accelerated playback as smooth video clips.
Safety Zoom takes advantage of the camera's 12.1 Megapixels to offer extra zoom magnification without affecting image quality. The Digital Tele-Converter adds extra telephoto capability - just like adding a tele-converter lens to the camera.
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC III with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||7.7 - 28.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 36 – 133mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 3.7x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹)². Combined approx. 15x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.8 – f/5.8|
|Construction||7 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements including 1 double-sided UA element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|AF System / Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||5cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering Modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)|
|AE Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO Sensitivity*||AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1/60 - 1/1600 sec (factory default) |
15 - 1/1600 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||2.5” PureColor LCD (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of fifteen levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50cm - 4.6m (W) / 2.4m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200¹)|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3, Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x 2248. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)|
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Movies||(L1)1024 x 768, 15 fps |
(L2)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP)
(M)320 x 240, 30fps
(S)160 x 120, 15fps
(Time Lapse) 640 x 480, 0.5/1fps (Playback 15fps)
|Movie Length||Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L1, L2 and M)¹ |
Up to 3 mins (S)¹
Up to 120 mins (Time Lapse)¹
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]|
|Sound Files||WAVE (monaural)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, in playback|
|My Camera||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB memory card supplied|
|PC Macintosh||Windows 2000 SP4 / XP SP2 / Vista |
Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery Life||Approx. 240 shots¹ |
Approx. 360 min. playback
|AC Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30|
|Case||Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC19, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions||95.9 x 59.9 x 27.6mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 165g|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording
|Modes||¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity|
|Battery Life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated|