Digital Compact Cameras

Digital IXUS 850 IS IXY DIGITAL 900 IS

Digital Camera

PowerShot SD800 IS [A] / Digital IXUS 850 IS [E] / IXY DIGITAL 900 IS [J]
MarketedOctober 2006

The Canon IXY DIGITAL 900 IS, equipped with a lens-shift-type optical image stabilizer (IS), is the first model in the IXY series to offer a wide-angle optical zoom. Employing a compact IS unit and a glass-molded Ultra-high refractive index Aspherical (UA) lens, the IXY 900 IS achieves a wider zoom range while also realizing a slimmer body profile. The 3.8x wide-angle zoom, realizing a zoom range equivalent to 28-105 mm in the 35 mm format, allows users the flexibility to shoot such wide-angle images as sweeping landscapes and close-up portraits.

The combination of a 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's proprietary DIGIC III high-speed image engine enables the IXY DIGITAL 900 IS to achieve exceptional image quality throughout the zoom range. Other features adding to the charm of the new IXY 900 IS include a high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD monitor and an elegant, ergonomic body shape based on the Curvature & Wedge Design method.

Type 1/2.5-inch CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.7.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Focal Length 4.6 - 17.3 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm)
Zoom Optical 3.8x. Digital approx. 4x (with Safety Zoom *) **. Combined approx. 15x

* Depending on the image size selected
** Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording
Maximum f/number f/2.8 - f/5.8
Construction 7 elements in 5 groups (1 double-sided aspherical element)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)
Type TTL
AF System / Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm
Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF frame)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

* Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras. This does not apply to Digital IXUS WIRELESS.
Speed 15-1/1,600 sec (Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more available in Long Shutter Mode only)
Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
Monitor 2.5"P-Si TFT, approx. 207,000 dots
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm-4.0m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1
Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.7 fps* (until memory card becomes full) **

* Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
** Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Image Size (L) 3072 x 2304, (M1) 2592 x 1944, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3072 x 1728, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps (M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M, 30/15fps) *
Up to 3 mins (S) *
Up to 1 min (M, 60fps) *

* Depending on memory card speed / capacity

File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF(Version1.1)compliant
Still Image Type Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural)
Audio Sound Memos WAVE (monaural)
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian
Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Type Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC),
16MB memory card supplied
PC Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2
Macintosh OS X v10.2 - 10.4
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-5L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 270 shots *
Approx. 360 min. playback

* Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC30
Case Soft Leather Case DCC-70, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC9, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 89.5 x 58.0 x 25.1mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 150g
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