Canon SD960 IS overview
Canon SD960 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera first released on February of 2009. The camera features a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is known as "Digital IXUS 110 IS" in some markets.
The SD960 IS ranks at #159 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #1042 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
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Canon SD960 IS family
The Canon SD960 IS comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can look at all older and latest models along with main specs.
Canon SD960 IS Gallery
You can check the SD960 IS from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon SD960 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon SD960 IS based on aspects that are often seen as useful in a camera.
Canon SD960 IS Sensor specifications
The spec of the sensor on the Canon SD960 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 80 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The picture below shows the SD960 IS's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The SD960 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon SD960 IS dimensions
Canon SD960 IS weighs about 0.32 lbs (145 gr / 5.11 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 98mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.1" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Canon SD960 IS is lighter when compared to various rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Listed below is a visual of the Canon SD960 IS next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the SD960 IS.
Canon SD960 IS Lens specifications
The SD960 IS provides a built in lens featuring a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not perfect however it will surely be invaluable in some circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f2.8 making it rather slow and not ideal in low light circumstances and you will probably find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to up the ISO setting which causes noisy files. With the tele end, 112mm comes to f5.8 making it very sluggish and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Canon SD960 IS Connectivity
The SD960 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer pictures and oftentimes change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon SD960 IS Video specifications
The highest video quality on the Canon SD960 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You really should go for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The camera doesn't include a mic and / or headphone jack so you have got little control over your sound. It is probably best to shop for a different camera if you require good sound in your video clips.
Canon SD960 IS Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Canon SD960 IS so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Canon SD960 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SD960 IS features a 2.8 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon SD960 IS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy for bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Canon SD960 IS Shutter specifications
Canon SD960 IS has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Canon SD960 IS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon SD960 IS has got only built in flash without external flash ability.
Canon SD960 IS Autofocusing specifications
Canon SD960 IS has got just Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & accurate when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be valuable for taking photos of people.
The AF system features 9 focus points to pick from. Canon SD960 IS has no manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be useful for low light occasions or you require more accurate focus control.
Canon SD960 IS Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
Canon SD960 IS for varying styles of photography
The following illustration shows a summation of the Canon SD960 IS for varying styles of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon SD960 IS Portrait photography features
The Canon SD960 IS has a score of 27 which is terrible, meaning that it is not really very good for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files & ability to utilize external flash.
Canon SD960 IS Street photography details
Having a moderate points tally of 57, the Canon SD960 IS is relatively suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon SD960 IS
A terrible sports photography points tally of 26 suggests the Canon SD960 IS is not really very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SD960 IS as a Travel photography camera
Weight is super critical in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon SD960 IS gets a modest 58 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively adequate to buy for your journeys.
Canon SD960 IS Landscape photography details
For those who are looking to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SD960 IS with it's terrible grade of 37 as a landscape camera is not really very good in the current market.
Canon SD960 IS Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a moving screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon SD960 IS is not really very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a terrible rating of 31.
Canon SD960 IS Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the SD960 IS, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart just below provides you a bird's eye view of the SD960 IS vs it's top scoring competitors mentioned earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may check out as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.