Canon Digital IXUS 105 Review

3.5
March 9, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

 

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/2.3 type CCD

Effective Pixels

Approx. 12.1M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length

5.0 – 20.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28 – 112mm)

Zoom

Optical 4x. Digital approx. 4x ¹ (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom ²)¹. Combined approx. 16x

Maximum f/number

f/2.8 – f/5.9

Construction

6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element and 1 single-sided aspherical UA element)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous ¹

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

3cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)

AE Lock

On/Off Selectable

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

SHUTTER

Speed

1 - 1/1500 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/1500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

6.8 cm (2.7”) PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Yes. Fastest speed 1/1500 sec

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Built-in Flash Range

30cm - 4.2m (W) / 2.4m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes

Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (2.0MP), Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie
*with Scene Detection Technology

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color (limited))

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 0.9 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

(L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x 2248.
Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)

Compression

Fine, Normal

Movies

(L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP)
(M)320 x 240, 30fps

Movie Length

Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M) ¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)

PictBridge

Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes

Playback Zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.6

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Other

PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 240 shots ¹
Approx. 420 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Leather Case DCC-60, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap

Waterproof / Weatherproof Case

Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC36, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

Flash

High Power Flash HF-DC1

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

90.5 x 55.8 x 21.2 mm

Weight

Approx. 140g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
   

Zoom

¹ Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
² Depending on the image size selected.

AF Modes

¹ Some settings limit availability

Continuous Shooting

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Movie Length

¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

Battery life

¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.

 

* Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.

According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.

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