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Digital IXUS 980 IS

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Marketed September 2008

The IXY DIGITAL 3000 IS succeeds the 2000 IS, released in September 2007, and represents the flagship model of the IXY DIGITAL series. The 3000 IS realizes improved image quality with a 3.7x optical zoom lens inherited from its predecessor and an ultra high-resolution 14.7-megapixel CCD sensor.
New features introduced on the 3000 IS include a Manual Mode, which allows users to manually set shutter speed and aperture value, as well as a new Quick Mode that enables users to quickly take photos of subjects while the camera continuously adjusts for focus and exposure.
A smooth, curved body and brilliant alumite finish imbue the 3000 IS with a design that brims with elegance.

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 14.7 million
Image Sensor 1/1.7-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 15 million pixels)
Lens 7.7 (W)–28.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 (W)–133 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W)–f/5.8 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 15x 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 Frame Mode Face Detect/AiAF (9 points)/Center
Servo AF On/Off
Focusing Range (From the front of the lens) Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.)–infinity
Macro: 5–50 cm (2.0 in.–1.6 ft.)(W)/40–50 cm (1.3–1.6 ft.)(T)
Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)–infinity
Digital Macro: 5–50 cm (2.0 in.–1.6 ft.)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity
Manual focus shooting: 5 cm–infinity (2.0 in.–infinity) (W)/40 cm–infinity (1.3 ft.–infinity) (T)
Shutter Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/60–1/1600 sec.
15–1/1600 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*1 /Panning*1 /Off

*1 Still images only

Metering System Evaluative*1 /Center-weighted average/Spot*2

*1 Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
*2 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
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, on, off
Red-eye reduction/Red-eye correction/Slow Synchro settings available/Flash Exposure compensation (1/3 steps)/Flash output (3 levels)/FE Lock available
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm–4.6 m (1.6–15 ft.) (W)/50 cm–2.4 m (1.6–7.9 ft.) (T)
Shooting Modes Auto Mode: Auto
P/M Mode: Program AE/Manual
Quick shot mode
Special scene mode: Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, ireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO3200, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist
Movie Mode: Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.3 images/sec.
Self-timer Face Self-Timer, Approx. 10-sec./Approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
i-Contrast Auto/Off
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: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM) (Mono)
Voice Memo, Sound Recorder: WAVE (Mono)
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images
Large: 4416 x 3312 pixels
Medium 1: 3456 x 2592 pixels
Medium 2: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 3, Date Stamp: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Widescreen: 4416 x 2480 pixels

640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Number of Possible shots LCD monitor
on: approx. 280 images (CIPA Standard compliant).
off: approx. 700 images.
Audio Quantization Bit Rate: 16 bits
Sampling Rate
Voice Memo: 11.025 kHz
Movies: 44.100 kHz
Sound Recorder: 11.025 kHz/22.050 kHz/44.100 kHz
Playback Function Single Image Playback, Video Playback, Magnified Focus, Index Playback, Magnified Playback, Jump, Slide Show
Editing Function Erase, Protect, My Category, Resize, My Colors, i-Contrast, Trimming, Rotate, Red-Eye Correction, Voice Memo, Sound Recorder
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
Interface Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video*1 )
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)

*1 mini-B compatible.

Communication Settings MTP, PTP
Power Source Battery Pack NB-5L (rechargeable lithium-ion battery)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (sold separately)
Operating Temperatures 0–40°C (32–104°F)
Operating Humidity 10–90 %
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) 96.7 x 62.2 x 27.9 mm (3.81 x 2.45 x 1.10 in.)
Weight (camera body only) Approx. 160 g (5.6 oz.)
Sample Images2
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