Digital Compact Cameras

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Marketed May 2000
Original Price 74,800 yen

Featuring the same ultra-compact, stylish body design as the best- selling IXY (rhymes with Dixie) lineup of Advanced Photo System cameras and packed with a range of advanced shooting functions, the new IXY DIGITAL represents a new generation of digital camera. The model, combining convenience, ease of use and a look that makes a distinct fashion statement, offers wide appeal to a wide range of users, positioning it to create an entirely new digital camera market.

Measuring 87 (w) x 57 (h) x 26.9 (d) mm, Canon’s new IXY DIGITAL incorporates the latest downsizing technologies to achieve a compact body approximately the same size as that of the Advanced Photo System IXY 320 camera, launched in March 1999. These include 2x zoom lens optics which, when the lens is in its retracted position, can be contained within a diameter of 20mm, the size of a 1-yen coin, and a thin LCD unit equipped with a white LED to provide backlighting. The model’s stylish compact design, featuring an elegant SUS316 stainless steel exterior, permits the camera to fit easily into a shirt pocket or slim briefcase.

A 2.11 million-pixel 1/2.7″ CCD sensor and newly developed 35-70mm (35mm camera equivalent) 2x zoom lens incorporating three aspherical lens elements deliver sharp images with minimized distortion. Three- point AiAF, employing three active focusing points, enables the camera to automatically determine the primary subject, even if it is off- center, and focus accordingly while the perfectly round aperture produces natural-looking background blur. These innovations provide users with greater freedom of expression in a wide range of shooting situations, from casual snapshots of friends to artistic natural scenery.

A Canon proprietary digital signal-processing IC makes possible fast, high-precision response that, working in tandem with the camera’s buffer memory, enables a shutter release time lag of just approximately 0.05 seconds and a shooting interval of a mere approximately 1.7 seconds for virtually stress-free picture taking. Contributing further to the IXY DIGITAL’s ease of use, the electrical and mechanical configurations employed in the model enable the LCD monitor on the back of the camera to provide 100% coverage. In other words, the image shown on the monitor shows the entire image that is captured, which means even first-time users can take the pictures they want.

Image data is stored on CompactFlash™ cards, permitting the storage of up to approximately 46 images on a single 8MB card when shooting in the “Fine/Small” mode. The model ships with one 8MB CompactFlash card.

Image Sensor Approx. 2.11 million-pixel 1/2.7″ charge coupled device (effective pixels: approx. 2.02 million)
Image Quality Super-Fine/ Large : 1600 x 1200 pixels
Fine/ Large : 1600 x 1200 pixels
Fine/ Small : 640 x 480 pixels
Recording media CompactFlash™ card (Type I)
Image format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF**)
(Images/ Thumbnails: JPEG)
Image Storage
(with 8MB CF card)
Super-Fine/ Large : Approx. 4 images
Fine/ Large : Approx. 12 images
Fine/ Small : Approx. 46 images
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100
Lens 5.4 (wide angle) – 10.8 (telephoto) mm
(35 mm film equivalent: 35 – 70 mm)
F2.8 (wide angle) – F4.0 (telephoto)
2X, 4X (Maximum 8X digital zoom is available combined with optical zoom)
Focusing Range
(from the
top of lens barrel)
Standard : 57 cm – infinity (22 in. – infinity)
Macro : 10 – 57 cm (4 – 22 in.) (wide angle)
27 – 57 cm (11 – 22 in.) (telephoto)
Viewfinder Real-image optical viewfinder
1.5″ TFT LCD
Metering Method Center weighted metering
Focusing Method TTL 3 point AiAF
Auto Exposure
TTL program AE
White Balance
TTL auto/ manual
Shutter Mechanical + electronic
Shutter Speed 1 – 1/1500 sec.
(1-sec. for Slow-Synchro mode and manual mode with flash set to Off)
Flash Built-in (Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Synchro)
Flash Range wide angle : 27 cm – 3 m (11 in. – 10 ft.)
telephoto : 27 cm – 2 m (11 in. – 7 ft.)
Camera Modes Shooting / Replay
Shooting Speed
Approx. 2 images/sec. (when the LCD monitor is off.)
Self-timer 10 seconds
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Interface USB/ CF Card Slot (Type I)/ Video out
Power Supply Battery Pack NB-1L
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS300 (with DC Coupler DR-300)
Temperature : 0 – 40 degrees C (32 – 104 degrees F), Humidity : 10 – 90 %
(W x H x D)
87.0 x 57.0 x 26.9 mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in.) excluding protrusion
Weight Approx. 190 g (6.7 oz.) excluding batteries and CF card

* Reflecting standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual totals may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

** “DCF” is an abbreviation of “Design rule for Camera File system” standardized by Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).

All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.