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Digital IXUS 80 IS

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Marketed March 2008

The successor model to the popular compact and stylish IXY DIGITAL 10 launched in March 2007, the Canon IXY DIGITAL 20 IS is newly equipped with a 3x optical zoom lens incorporating the company’s lens-shift optical image stabilizer and a high-resolution 8.0-megapixel CCD sensor. Marking a first for a core IXY DIGITAL-series model, the 20 IS comes in five color variations, enabling users to choose the look that best conveys their own personal style.

The body of the 20 IS is made of bright pure aluminum and, while modeled after the square-form body of the 10, incorporates sleek curves using an elegant Curvature Design that shows off its five colors. In addition, the IXY DIGITAL 20 IS is designed for enhanced usability with a 2.5-inch “Clear Live LCD II” monitor, which realizes increased visibility through improved contrast and minimizes variations in display colors when the monitor is viewed at different angles.

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 8 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 8.3 million pixels)
Lens 6.2 (W)-18.6 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 (W)-114 (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 2.5-inch type, TFT color LCD (wide viewing angle type), approx. 230,000 dots (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus
Face Detect*1 *2 /AiAF (9-points)/Center*3

*1 AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face.
*2 If no face is detected, AiAF (9-points) is used.
*3 Size of AF frame can be selected.

Focusing Range (From the front of the lens) Normal: 30 cm (12 in.)–infinity
Macro: 3–50 cm (W) (1.2 in.–1.6 ft. (W)), 30–50 cm (T) (12 in.–1.6 ft.(T))Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)–infinity
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/60–1/1500 sec.
15–1/1500 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Image Stabilization Lens-shift type
Continuous/Shoot Only* /Panning*/Off

* Still images only

Metering System Evaluative* /Center-weighted average/Spot **

* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
** Fixed to center.

Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) Auto* , High ISO Auto**, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600

* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode and subject brightness.
** Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode, subject brightness and subject movement. However, the ISO speed is set relatively higher than Auto.

White Balance Auto* , Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom

* The colors of faces are evaluated in Face Detect AF.

Built-in Flash Auto, on, off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
Built-in Flash Range Normal: 30 cm–3.5 m (12 in.–11 ft.) (W)/30 cm–2.0 m (12 in.–6.6 ft.) (T)
Brightness of image periphery may reduce depending on shooting distance.
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual*1, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch assist*2, Scene Mode*3, Movie*4

*1 Long Shutter mode available.
*2 Selectable in Manual mode.
*3 Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater
*4 Standard, Compact, Color Accent, Color Swap, Time Lapse

Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.3 shots/sec.
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus card/HC MMCplus 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))
Sound Memo and Sound Recorder: 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: 3264 x 2448 pixels
・ Medium 1: 2592 x 1944 pixels
・ Medium 2: 2048 x 1536 pixels
・ Medium 3, Date Stamp: 1600 x 1200 pixels
・ Small: 640 x 480 pixels
・ Widescreen: 3264 x 1832 pixels

・ Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap:
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec. LP)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full* (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB at one time** )
・ Compact (can record for 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)

・ Time Lapse (can record 2 hours)
640 x 480 pixels (1 frame/sec. (shooting interval: 1 sec.), 0.5 frame/sec. (shooting interval: 2 sec.)), (15 frames/sec. (during playback))

* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC- 512 MSH recommended).
** Even if the file size has not reached 4 GB, the recording is stopped when the recording time reaches one hour. Depending on memory card capacity and data write speed, recording may stop before the file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches one hour.

Sound Memo Bit Rate: 16 bits
Sampling Rate
Sound memo, movie (Compact): 11.025 kHz
Movie (other than Compact): 44.100 kHz
Sound Recorder: 11.025 kHz/22.050 kHz/44.100 kHz
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 images), Magnified (approx. 2x to 10x max.), Resume Playback, Focus Check, Jump, My category, Trimming, Rotate, Slide Show, Red-Eye Correction, My Colors, Resize, Sound memos (it is possible to record and playback up to 1 min.), Sound Recorder (up to 2 hours sound-only recording/playback possible), Protect
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound.
Interface Hi-Speed USB (mini-B) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Communication Settings MTP, PTP
Power Source Battery Pack NB-4L (Rechargeable lithiumion battery)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
Operating Temperatures 0–40°C (32–104°F)
Operating Humidity 10–90%
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) 86.8 x 54.8 x 22.0 mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.)
Weight (camera body only) Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.)