IXY DIGITAL 600
PowerShot SD500 DIGITAL ELPH
DIGITAL IXUS 700
- Europe, Asia, Oceania
The IXY DIGITAL 600, the flagship model in Canon’s IXY DIGITAL series camera lineup, incorporates dramatic advancements in both design and function. The first IXY DIGITAL model to offer 7-megapixel imaging performance, the camera features a 1/1.8″ 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor and a newly developed retractable 3x zoom lens with a focal length of 37-111mm (35mm film equivalent).
Based on the design concepts of Deluxe and Luxury, the body of the IXY DIGITAL 600 was created using the Curvature Design method to achieve a sleek and graceful body shape that fits comfortably in the hands. The new look represents the first body-design change in two years, following the design introduced with the launch of the IXY DIGITAL 400 model in March 2003, which was also employed for the 500 and 450 models launched in March 2004.
The IXY DIGITAL 600 incorporates Canon’s DIGIC II image engine, which is also featured in the company’s EOS-1Ds Mark II flagship-model digital SLR camera. Designed to improve processing speed and image quality, DIGIC II supports markedly faster camera startup, autofocus and playback performance to deliver enhanced resolution, color gradation and white balance accuracy. Additionally, a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface enables high-speed data transfer to a PC.
Compared with the 500 and 450 models, the 600 realizes a body that is approximately 1.3 mm thinner and 15% smaller in volume. This achievement was made possible through ultra high density mounting using SiP (System in Package), a thinner lens barrel, an ultra-compact optical viewfinder, the use of a compact battery pack, and switching from the use of CompactFlash media cards to SD memory cards.
The IXY DIGITAL 600’s large 2.0″ LCD monitor employs a backlight that combines high brightness with energy-saving performance. A new LCD Booster function lets users temporarily increase the brightness level of the monitor when shooting outside in bright-light conditions, while a Night View setting facilitates easier framing and focusing when shooting at dusk or at night.
The camera also includes the newly introduced My Colors function, which enables users to freely customize image colors, something that previously was only possible once the images had been downloaded to a PC. My Colors settings are performed on the LCD monitor in real-time when shooting. My Colors offers a selection of 9 modes, including Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Color Swap, and Custom Color.
The IXY DIGITAL 600 supports the PictBridge standard for printing photos directly from PictBridge-compatible printers, regardless of the manufacturer or brand.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 7.1 megapixels|
|Image Sensor||1/1.8″ CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 megapixels)|
|Lens||7.7 (W)-23.1 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 37 (W)-111 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W)-f/4.9 (T)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.0″, TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 dots (Picture coverage 100 %)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)|
*From the front of the lens
|Normal||50 cm (1.6 ft.)-infinity|
|Macro||5-50 cm (W)/30-50 cm (T) (2.0 in.-1.6 ft. (W)/1.0-1.6 ft. (T))|
|Infinity||3.0 m (9.8 ft.)-infinity|
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||15-1/2000 sec.*
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
*Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Light Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center)|
|Exposure Control System||Program AE|
|Exposure Compensation||± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Sensitivity||Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
*Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
|White Balance||TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with redeye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro|
|Flash Range||Normal||50 cm-5.0 m (1.6-16.4 ft.) (W), 50 cm-3.0 m (1.6-9.8 ft.) (T)|
|Macro||30-50 cm (1.0-1.6 ft.) (W/T)*|
*When sensitivity is set to AUTO.
|Shooting Modes||Still images||Auto, Manual*1, Digital macro*2, My Colors*2, Special Scene*3, Stitch assist*4|
|Movie||Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors|
*1 Long shutter and Digital macro mode available.
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.*
*Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|Recording Media||SD memory card|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Data Type||Still images||Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*|
|Movies||AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))|
*This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”).Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still images||Large:3072×2304 pixels|
|Medium 1:2592×1944 pixels|
|Medium 2:2048×1536 pixels|
|Medium 3:1600×1200 pixels|
|Postcard Date Imprint Mode:1600×1200 pixels|
|Movies||Standard, My Color: recording can continue until the SD card is full* (can record up to a maximum of 1 GB at one time) 640×480 pixels, 320×240 pixels (15 fps, 30 fps)|
|Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.)** 320×240 pixels (60 fps)|
|Compact: (can record for 3 min.)** 160×120 pixels (15 fps)|
*Using high-speed SD cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).
**The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie clip length.
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Image search (jumps over 10 or 100 images, to a movie or to the next shooting date, or 9 images at a time when in index playback), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Slide show or Movie (slow motion play back possible).|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|Display Languages||21 languages available for menus and messages
(English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
|My Camera Settings||The start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound can be customized using the following methods*
*Using the images and sounds recorded on a camera.
*Using the downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
|Interface||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
|Power Source||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (type: NB-3L)
AC Adapter Kit ACK900 (Sold Separately)
|Operating Temperature||0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 90%|
(W x H x D)
|89.5 (85.6)*x57.0x26.5 mm (3.5 (3.4)x2.2×1.0 in.)
* Do not include the curve on the grip side.
|Weight||Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz.)*
* camera body only