The Canon Powershot SD980 IS (IXUS 200 IS in europe, IXY DIGITAL 930 IS in japan) was released on August 19'th, 2009


CHDK is not fully ported to the Powershot SD980 IS (IXUS 200 IS) yet.
a beta version for firmware 1.00C is available from the CHDK forum
a beta version for firmware 1.01c is available from the CHDK autobuild server

Sd980is front

Powershot SD980IS Front

Sd980is back

Powershot SD980IS Back


Technical Data[]

  • Digic IV image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 1/2.3 inch (pixel density: 35 MP/cm²), new 12 bit type
  • Image size: 4000 x 3000 (JPG max.)
  • 5x wide-angle (24mm) optical zoom lens 24-120mm (35mm equiv), F/2.8 - F/5.9
  • Image stabilization (lens shift-type)
  • Display: 3 inch touch screen, 230,000 pixels
  • no optical viewfinder
  • ISO 80-1600, limited ISO 3200 mode with fixed resolution, auto exposure, white balance, etc.
  • Flash: built-in, no hot-shoe
  • Video: 1280x720 @30fps (720p HP), 640x480 @30fps, 320x240 @30fps, format: MOV [H.264 + linear PCM (monaural)]
  • Storage: SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
  • Connectivity: USB, HDMI mini, AV out (combined plu AV+HDMI)
  • Power: Canon NB-6L rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Weight (without battery): 130g, Dimensions: 100x53x23 mm

Firmware info[]

FW info from dump:

Jul 17 2009
Firmware Ver GM1.00C

CHDK Specialties[]

This section describes special CHDK-related things...

For Developers[]

General info[]

The LED on the back of the camera can be not only lit to green but also to orange by using a different address in your sourcecode. Do not confuse the Orange with the AF (Auto Focus) LED on the front wich also lights in a bright orange color.

To start a custom firmware stred on SD one has to Press the PLAY button not the power button

LED addresses[]

#define LED_PR         0xC0220130
#define LED_ORANGE     0xC0220134
#define LED_AF         0xC0223030

Firmware dumps[]


Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

Porting process & links[]

News & development history:[]

  • (19-Aug-2009) Canon press release of new camera