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Digital IXUS i - Canon's smallest ever digital camera - colourful design and half the size of many mobile phones
Half the size of many mobile phones and weighing in at just 100g, this all-metal bodied 4.0 Megapixel model packs 180 second video clips, a 32Mb SD memory card and a 5.7x digital zoom into its tiny casing. Plenty of advanced technology is on hand, specifically designed to deliver great images without the need to carefully plan before taking a picture. For lab-quality prints without a PC, PictBridge support allows direct connection to any compatible photo printer. An optional all-weather case - submersible to 3m - is available for beach use, water skiing, snorkelling and surfing.
"This is the camera everybody wants to play with - and nobody wants to put down," says Malcolm Hills, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging in the UK and Ireland. "It comes packed with all the technology needed to look after the photography - so Digital IXUS i owners can concentrate on looking after the fun".
Seriously small, seriously advanced
The Digital IXUS i might be tiny but Canon say it packs plenty of processing muscle. Purpose-built DIGIC (Digital Imaging Core) circuitry allows for uncompromisingly accurate and precise processing of complex white balance and colour rendition algorithms. This results in superb natural colour reproduction, with no need for adjustments to the camera's settings before taking a photograph.
Even before the shutter release is pressed, iSAPS (intelligent scene analysis based on photographic space) technology is analysing the scene and making camera adjustments to deliver fast focusing and perfect exposures. For compulsive and instinctive in-focus shooting, the Quick Shot function removes the time lag between pressing the shutter release and actual release.
Prints on the move
By connecting the Digital IXUS i direct to Canon's battery powered Card Photo Printer CP-300, consumers can enjoy instant, lab-quality prints - anywhere, anytime.
Expanding digital world
Automatic membership of Canon's web portal CiG (CANON iMAGE GATEWAY) gives every Digital IXUS i customer 100Mb of album space on the web for storing and sharing favorite photographs and albums - a private online photo gallery. Function icons, themes and sound effects can also be downloaded so that owners of the Digital IXUS i, and other digital cameras in the Canon range, can personalise their camera.
|IMAGE SENSOR||Type||1/2.5" CCD|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 4.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|IMAGE PROCESSOR||Type||DIGIC with iSAPS technology|
|LENS||Focal Length||6.4 mm (35mm film equivalent: 39mm)|
|Zoom||Digital approx. 5.7x|
|Construction||4 elements in 4 groups (1 aspherical element)|
|FOCUSING||AF System/ Points||5-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Centre)|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3cm|
|EXPOSURE CONTROL||Metering modes||Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO Speed Equivalent||AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400|
|SHUTTER||Speed||15 - 1/1500 sec
(Shutter speeds of 1-15 seconds are manually selected with the long-shutter mode. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction).
|WHITE BALANCE||Settings||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H.|
|LCD MONITOR||Monitor||1.5" TFT|
|FLASH||Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||30cm - 2.0m (at ISO AUTO equivalent)|
|SHOOTING||Modes||Auto, Manual, Long Shutter, Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie|
|Photo Effects||Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.6 fps (speed maintained for up to 8 images)|
|RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION||Image Size||(L)2272 x 1704, (M1)1600 x 1200, (M2)1024 x 768, (S)640 x 480|
|Compression||SuperFine, Fine, Normal|
|Movies||(M)320 x 240, (S)160 x 120|
|Movie Length||Up to 3mins, depending upon memory card and capacity|
|FILE FORMAT||Still Image Format||JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||AVI [Motion JPEG + WAVE (monaural)]|
|Sound Files||WAVE (monaural)|
|DIRECT PRINT||Canon Printers||Canon Card Photo Printers and Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function|
|OTHER FEATURES||My Camera||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec.|
|Playback zoom||2x - 10x|
|Self Timer||2 or 10 sec.|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|MEMORY CARD||Type||Secure Digital (SD) Card|
|SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM||PC||Windows 98(including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP|
|Macintosh||OS 9.0 9.2, OS X v10.1 / v10.2|
|SOFTWARE||Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser|
|Drivers||TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)|
|Image Manipulation||ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression|
|POWER SOURCE||Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-3L (battery and charger supplied)|
|ACCESSORIES||Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||All Weather Case (3m) AW-DC10|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||Battery Charger CB-2LUE|
|PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS||Operating Environment||0 40 C, 10 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||90.3 x 47.0 x 18.5 mm|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 100g|
Pricing and availability
The Digital IXUS i will be available from October 2003 for 299