Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital Elph Adds Touchscreen LCD

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The $330 SD980 has a 3-inch touchscreen (new for ELPHs) and an ultra-wide 24mm lens with 5x optical zoom. The $300 SD940 has a 2.7 LCD and 4x optical zoom. Both 12.1Mp compact shooters record 720p video and have HDMI.

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Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Digital ELPH

• Available in October.
• A large 3.0-inch touch panel PureColor System LCD screen with a cutting-edge interface for easy navigating through images and menus.
• 720p HD video shooting capabilities plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on HDTV's to share with friends and family.
• A 5x Optical Zoom lens with an ultra-wide 24mm lens, plus Optical Image Stabilization, great for vast landscapes and capturing a large group of friends at a red carpet event.
• The 12.1-Megapixel sensor to help ensure superb image quality.
• Four distinguished colors; silver, blue, purple and gold.

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS Digital ELPH

• Available September.
• A 12.1-Megapixel sensor, 28mm wide-angle lens with 4x Optical Zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilization offering versatility when shooting in the field.
• 720p HD movie shooting capabilities plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on an HDTV.
• A large, crisp 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD with a wide viewing angle, great for sharing photos and video with friends.
• Timeless colors of muted metallics in blue, black, silver and brown to match any mood.

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DISCUSSION

frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

That second picture looks exactly like my SD780IS. Except that has a 3x zoom instead of a 5X zoom.

Edit: Is this picture an official Canon picture? It says it has a 4X zoom while the specs say 5X. Also, it says there are four distinguished colors of which black (shown in picture) isn't one of.