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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Canon PowerShot SD970 IS Review

By Charles Padilla

Following the success of Canon SD890, Canon PowerShot SD970 IS has been introduced as the latest addition to the brand's popular digital camera models. Thanks to its user-friendly interface and competitive digital imaging features, the model stands above any other ultra-compact digital cameras available in the market today.

For an ultra-compact, advanced functionality headlines this camera's exciting new features. For prevention of fuzzy and blurred shots, it contains the highly touted Optical Image Stabilizer technology. Also included is the Digital ELPH configuration which has expanded editing options and unbelievable resolution.

Using the Canon Powershot SD970 IS, clear close-ups are a breeze thanks to it's 5x optical zoom lens, making distant objects lifelike in their clarity and color. Whether it is the kid's soccer game or a school play, this camera is perfect for capturing those memories. You don't have to worry that you're not close enough, using the convenient zoom feature along with the Optical Stabilizer Technology, images are detected and corrected even without flash.

And for our aspiring film makers out there, this camera has the capacity to shoot excellent quality movies and/or documentaries. The ELPH feature records at 1280x720 pixels resolution, producing high definition videos and still photos that can be enjoyed instantly, utilizing the Powershot's ready mini HDTV connectivity. This camera can display up to 130 still images at one time with zero degradation in audio signal quality or image.

The SD970 IS introduces the latest Smart AUTO technology in optimizing picture as well as audio-video quality. Its intelligent and adaptable photo capturing capabilities is perfect virtually for any possible shooting condition. With that, gone are the days that you ruin your sunset moments with blurred and fuzzy pictures. Having a camera with advanced shooting modes proves to be helpful in achieving pictures that seems to be taken by a pro.

The advantages of digital imaging are abundant with the new SD970 IS. The Face Detection Technology, aka, DIGIC 4 image processor, takes the difficulty out of shooting moving objects. Also available is the Face Detection Self-Timer feature allowing the camera to capture seamless frames. Canon's original scene-recognition technology also gives the camera improved speed and accuracy, as well as enhanced image processing capabilities

Instead of a viewfinder, the SD970 IS offers a high-power 3-inch screen. The spinning wheel has stylish accents and it's user interface is reduced to it's triangular configuration. For faster image return and advance, a quick shake is all it takes, thanks to the built-in accelerometer. You can also automatically activate image play and adjust image play speed by simply tilting the camera.

You could run out of adjectives trying to describe the new Powershot SD970 IS. It is the ultimate ultra-compact, with classic lines, silver and gold color scheme, solid feel and fabulous screen features. Offering all around picture processing with it's mini HDMI port and 720p video capture capabilities, the SD970 IS delivers the best features and the best quality pictures of any compact 12-megapixel, 5-fold optical zoom camera on the market.

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