PowerShot SD850 IS

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series
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Digital Camera
Item Code: 2047B001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Image Capture Device
Type8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 8.0 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length5.8-23.2mm f/2.8-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom4x
Focusing RangeNormal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 0.79 in.-1.6 ft./2-50cm (WIDE), 1.3-1.6 ft./40-50cm (TELE)
Digital Macro: 0.79 in.-1.6 ft./2-50cm (W)
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor2.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/1600 sec.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Light Metering MethodEvaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Program AE; AE lock available
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash RangeNormal: 1.6-11 ft./50cm-3.5m (W), 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure CompensationN/A
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Creative Light Effect), Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless ControlNot available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1.3 fps
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip, 640 x 480 (2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Small/N Small/F Small/SF Medium3/N Medium3/F Medium3/SF Medium2/N
File Size 84KB 150KB 249KB 278KB 558KB 1,002KB 445KB
32MB 270 171 111 99 52 29 64
SDC-128M 1,118 711 460 411 217 121 269
SDC-512MSH 4,317 2,747 1,777 1,590 839 471 1,041
Medium2/F Medium2/SF Medium1/N Medium1/F Medium1/SF Large/N Large/F
File Size 893KB 1,602KB 695KB 1,395KB 2,503KB 980KB 2,060KB
32MB 32 18 41 20 11 29 14
SDC-128M 136 76 173 87 49 123 59
SDC-512MSH 529 295 671 339 190 479 231
Large/SF Widescreen/N Widescreen/F Widescreen/SF
File Size 3,436KB 736KB 1,540KB 2,601KB
MMC-16MB 8 39 18 11
SDC-128M 35 166 79 47
SDC-512MSH 139 642 307 183
Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
640 x 480 320 x 240
30 fps 15 fps 30 fps 15 fps
File Size 1,963KB/sec. 1,003KB/sec. 703KB/sec. 373KB/sec.
32MB 14" 27" 38" 1' 07"
SDC-128M 1' 01" 1' 56" 2' 42" 4' 39"
SDC-512MSH 3' 57" 7' 30" 10' 29" 17' 58"

640 x 480 320 x 240 160 x 120
1" interval 2" interval 60 fps 15 fps
File Size 64KB/sec. 32KB/sec. 1,363KB/sec. 131KB/sec.
32MB 7' 30" 15' 00" 20" 3' 09"
SDC-128M 31' 45" 63' 30" 1' 27" 13' 02"
SDC-512MSH 123' 30" 247' 00" 5' 39" 50' 21"

Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
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 Specifications
Playback Modes FileStill Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Transition Effects
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Image: single image, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC/PAL
Audio OutMonaural
OtherMemory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply 1. Battery Pack NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 Still Image: approx. 230 shots (NB-5L/LCD on)*; approx. 700 shots (NB-5L/LCD off) Approx. 360 min. (NB-5L)

* The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged battery is used.

Power Source1. Battery Pack NB-5L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
Shooting CapacityStill Image: approx. 230 shots (NB-5L/LCD on)*; approx. 700 shots (NB-5L/LCD off)
Playback TimeApprox. 360 min. (NB-5L)

* The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when a fully-charged battery is used.

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.56 x 2.22 x 1.04 in./90.4 x 56.5 x 26.4mm
WeightApprox. 5.82 oz./165g (camera body only)