Digital Compact Cameras

PowerShot S1 IS

Digital Camera

PowerShot S1 IS [A] [E] [J]
MarketedMarch 2004

The new Canon PowerShot S1 IS features a high-powered retractable zoom lens that enables 10x optical magnification for a zoom range equivalent to 38-380mm in 35mm format. Supporting optimal image quality in the telephoto range, the new camera incorporates Canon's renowned shift-type optical Image Stabilizer -previously introduced as the industry's first for a digital camera- enabling the handheld capture of shots that would otherwise be blurred by camera shake.
In addition to featuring a 3.2-megapixel CCD sensor, the new Canon PowerShot S1 IS broadens shooting possibilities by offering full-fledged movie recording capability. Offering 30 frame-per-second video capture and resolution up to VGA fine (640x480), the new camera allows users to take smooth movie images with quality approaching that of a digital video camcorder. Also, depending on the resolution setting and capacity of the memory card, individual movie clips can be recorded for up to 60 minutes (maximum file size 1GB). Assisting video capture, the model maintains Auto-Focus, Auto-Exposure and Auto-White-Balance operation while also permitting manual control of such functions as zooming and AF/AE lock while filming.
The unit also employs Canon's high-speed, low-noise Ultrasonic Motor (USM), the world's first lens-based USM, to minimize noise associated with zooming.

TYPE OF CAMERA
Type of Camera Compact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 10x optical zoom Lens. Lens and Flash accessories available.
IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE
Type 1/2.7" Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 3.3 Million
Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 Million
LENS
Focal Length 5.8 (W) - 58.0 (T)mm zoom lens(35mm film equivalent: 38 (W) - 380 (T)mm)
Digital Zoom 3.2x
Focusing Range 10cm (3.9 in.) - Infinity (W), 93cm (3.1 ft.) - Infinity (T)
Manual focus:
10cm (3.9 in.) - Infinity (W), 93cm (3.1 ft.) - Infinity (T)
Autofocus System 1-point AF (Any position is available)
VIEWFINDERS
Optical Viewfinder Not available
LCD Monitor 1.5" TFT color LCD with variable-angle function.
Approximately 114,000 dots
LCD Coverage 100%
APERTURE AND SHUTTER
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - 3.1(T)
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2,000 sec.Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. and longer is only available in select modes.
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Sensitivity AUTO; ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative/ Center-weighted average/ Spot*
* Selectable metering frame with Spot mode: Center/ AF-point linked
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
WHITE BALANCE
White Balance Control Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), or Custom White Balance
FLASH (BUILT-IN)
Operation Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON/ OFF
Flash Range 1.0 - 4.2m (3.3 - 14 ft.), 1.0 - 3.8m (3.3 - 12 ft.) (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time Approx. 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 stop in 1/3-stop increments
SHOOTING SPECIFICATIONS
Shooting Modes Auto, Creative zone(P, Av, Tv, M, Custom)Image zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie)
Self-Timer Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless Control Available (Playback is available too)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.7 images/ sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Photo Effects Effect off, Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, Custom effect
IMAGE STORAGE
Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II
File Format Design rule for camera file system (DCF)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
JPEG Compression Mode SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 2,048 x 1,536 (Large), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 1), 1,024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 640 x 480 (VGA-Fine/VGA) or 320 x 240 (QVGA)
NUMBER OF RECORDABLE IMAGES
Menu Selection File Size (KB) Resolution
(pixels)
64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB
Large/SuperFine 1,602 2,048 x 1,536 38 76 154 308 630
Large/Fine 893 2,048 x 1,536 68 137 276 552 1,130
Large/Normal 445 2,048 x 1,536 136 274 548 1,096 2,187
Medium 1/SuperFine 1,002 1,600 x 1,200 61 122 246 491 993
Medium 1/Fine 558 1,600 x 1,200 109 219 440 879 1,726
Medium 1/Normal 278 1,600 x 1,200 217 435 868 1,736 3,280
Medium 2/SuperFine 570 1,024 x 768 107 215 431 855 1,726
Medium 2/Fine 320 1,024 x 768 189 379 732 1,524 2,982
Medium 2/Normal 170 1,024 x 768 349 700 1,390 2,717 4,687
Small/SuperFine 249 640 x 480 241 482 962 1,893 3,645
Small/Fine 150 640 x 480 393 788 1,553 3,125 5,468
Small/Normal 84 640 x 480 676 1,355 2,720 5,209 8,202
* These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.
TIME OF RECORDABLE MOVIES (30 fps)
Unit (min:sec)
Resolution(pixels) 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB
Movie/VGA-Fine 640 x 480 30 1:02 2:05 4:10 8:40
Movie/VGA 640 x 480 42 1:25 2:52 5:44 11:52
Movie/QVGA 320 x 240 1:32 3:06 6:14 12:23 24:50
* Above figures show total movie capacity on various CF cards, measured under Canon's standard test conditions, and may vary depending upon scene, subjects or camera settings.
PLAYBACK SPECIFICATIONS
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Slide Show, Magnified (Approx. 2 to 10x), Movie
ERASING SPECIFICATIONS
Erase Modes Still Images: Single Image, All ImagesMovie: Part of Movie, All Movie
INTERFACES
Computer Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video Out Audio/Video Output (Video:NTSC or PAL selectable monaural audio)
Other CF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon Card Photo Printers and BJ Photo Printers (no computer required).
POWER SUPPLY
Power Source 1. Size AA Alkaline battery (x4)
2. Size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH) x4
3. AC adapter (CA-PS700)
Shooting Capacity
Number of Shots
View Finder LCD
AA ALKALINE Approx. 125 Approx. 120
AA NiMH Approx. 570 Approx. 550
Playback Time Use of type AA alkaline battery (Panasonic brand): Approx. 330 min. Size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH): Approx. 450min.
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
Dimensions (w x h x d) 111.0 x 78.0 x 66.1mm (4.37 x 3.07 x 2.60 in.) (excluding viewfinder and protrusions)
Weight Approx. 370g (13.1 oz.) (camera body only)