Your Favorite New Fashion Accessory.
Your camera says a lot about you - and according to Canon's new PowerShot SD940 IS, you're into hot design and cool technology. Emerging from your jeans pocket or purse like a sleek little jewel, the PowerShot SD940 IS makes a statement before you even take a picture. And the new menu ensures easy access to all its advanced Canon technology, where 12.1 Megapixels, improved Smart AUTO Mode and 720p HD movies are just the beginning.
Never leave home without this sleek, polished camera; in timeless colours of muted metallics to match any mood.
It's so easy to have the PowerShot SD940 IS on hand wherever you go. Sized to fit anywhere from your jeans pocket to your smallest handbag, you'll never miss another photo op. All those imitators out there can't begin to capture the design icon status of a Canon ELPH. New for the PowerShot SD940 IS: smooth lines and brilliant simplicity are rendered in four memorable metallics.
High Performance Leads the Way.
Filled with features such as a 12.1 Megapixel resolution, a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with 4x Optical Zoom and Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer.
Canon's commitment to innovation defines the excitement of the PowerShot SD940 IS. 12.1 Megapixel resolution is more than a number, it's your cutting-edge link to the outstanding clarity and quality you've always wanted in your images. Think bold and big, because razor-sharp oversized prints are a breeze. Get the picture? It's absolutely brilliant.
The PowerShot SD940 IS has a 4x Optical Zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot distant subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike colour. So you can brilliantly capture a closer shot of a landscape, or a child's big smile.
The PowerShot SD940 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.
Shoot Video in HD and Enjoy Easy HD Playback.
720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
The PowerShot SD940 IS lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1,280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition monitor or TV. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 thumbnails at once.
See the Image on a Big Screen.
Large, crisp 2.7-inch PureColour System LCD with wide viewing angle, great for sharing photos and videos with friends.
The PowerShot SD940 IS gives you a large 2.7-inch PureColour System LCD screen for excellent control when framing your shots. Canon's PureColour System LCD offers spectacular colour, resolution and contrast even when viewed at an angle. The screen is highly durable and easy to see in any light with a scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light - a perfect feature for gathering friends and family around to see your images.
Capture Your Best Shots Easily.
Improved Smart AUTO Mode intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 22 predefined shooting situations.
Just set the Canon PowerShot SD940 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject, knowing that the camera has t he technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 22 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Even if your subject is moving, Canon's advanced detection technologies capture the action as it happens.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 20 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way:
Recognizes typical shooting scenes, and detects faces, brightness, colours, distance and movement without the need to switch modes.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time for even faster shutter response, so you won't miss those special shots.
Reduce blur and improve colour accuracy when shooting indoors.
Capture stunning sunsets with all the dazzle and impact.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect.
(Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC33 required for shooting any underwater images.)
Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Expands the user's ability to shoot in dark settings without using the flash.
Shoot larger-than-life close-ups with one-button simplicity.
Choose to retain a single colour in your image while other colours turn monochrome.
Select a colour and replace it with a colour you specify for special effects.
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in HD (1280 x 720 at 30 fps) for up to 10 min. or 4GB per clip, VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps), QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip.
Fun Right Out of the Box.
Easy to use with built in hints and tips.
PowerShot SD940 IS lets you focus on the fun and creativity of photography by making your shooting experience easy and intuitive. While you're shooting, you'll see helpful hints and informative tips for each function right on the PureColour System LCD monitor. Shooting information is in plain language - no advanced photographic knowledge required. And Canon has even made it easier to search for images on your computer by including the shooting date in the folder name.
TYPE OF CAMERA
Type of Camera:
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x
Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
2.7-inch TFT colour LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle
Approx. 230,000 pixels
APERTURE AND SHUTTER
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
15-1/1500 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1-15 sec.
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method:
Evaluative*, Centre-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF
** Metering frame is fixed to the centre
Exposure Control Method:
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control:
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
*The colour of the faces is evaluated in Face AiAF
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
1-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation:
Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
My Colours Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-Timer
Approx. 0.8 fps
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression Mode:
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels:
Still Image: 4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 3,264 x 2,448 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,000 x 2,248 (Widescreen)
Movie: High Definition: 1,280 x 720 (30 fps); Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Available up to 4GB or 10 min. (HD)/60 min. (SD) per clip
NUMBER OF RECORDABLE IMAGES
Medium 1 (M1)
Medium 2 (M2)
Medium 3 (M3)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
TIME OF RECORDABLE MOVIES
1,280 x 720
640 x 480
320 x 240
Movie size (KB/sec.)
10 min. 53 sec.
23 min. 49 sec.
1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
43 min. 32 sec.
1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec.
4 hr. 52 min. 24 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Modes File:
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colours, My Category, By Date, By Folder, By File Type, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast
Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; Memory card slot: direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable