General

Canon PowerShot SD600 Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
Brand
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Canon Canon
Lowest price
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$379.99 Unknown
Announced
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February 2006 August 2009

Sensor

Type
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CCD CCD
Sensor size
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1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Megapixels
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5.9 MP 12 MP
Light sensitivity
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800 ISO 1,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None None

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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5.9 MP 9.8 MP
Native resolution
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2816 × 2112 4000 × 3000
Pixel size
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4.2 µm² 2.4 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.5" 3"
Resolution
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173k dots 230k dots
Touch screen
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No Yes
Flips out
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No No

Lens

Zoom
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3x 5x
Wide angle
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35 mm 24 mm
Telephoto
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105 mm 120 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.8 f/2.8
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/4.9 f/5.9
Macro focus
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3.0 cm 3.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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86×54×22 mm 100×53×23 mm
Depth
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0.9" 0.9"
Weight
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170 g 150 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Tunnel None
Viewfinder size
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Unknown n/a

Movies

Format
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480p @ 30fps 720p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 15fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  3. 320 x 240 @ 60fps
  4. 480p @ 15fps
  5. 480p @ 30fps
  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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No No
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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1800 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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390 ms Unknown
Battery life
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160 shots Unknown
Continuous shooting
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2.1 fps 0.8 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/1500s 1/3000s
Min
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15s 15s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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No No
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. MMC
  2. SD
  1. MMC
  2. MMCplus
  3. MMCplus (HD)
  4. SD
  5. SDHC
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