LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SD970 IS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SD970 IS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SD970 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately SD970 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SD970 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon SD970 IS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SD970 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
SD970 IS has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Canon SD970 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect SD970 IS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
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