PowerShot S3 IS
PowerShot S3 IS is a more advanced model succeeding the PowerShot S2 IS with a high-powered lens and enhanced movie taking functions.This camera is equipped with an approximately 6.0 million camera effective pixel 1/2.5-inch Charge Coupled Device (CCD). Also, with DIGIC II, higher resolution and high-speed processing were achieved and the startup time and response time were shortened. This camera is equipped with a 12x optical zoom lens, which covers a 35mm film equivalent focal length ranging from 36 mm (Wide Angle) to 432 mm (Telephoto), and has an f/2.7 (Wide Angle) - f/3.5 (Telephoto) aperture. By incorporating a UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) lens into the lens element, the chromatic aberration has been reduced. This model incorporates an image stabilizer, which reduces the effects of camera shake while shooting. In addition, the zoom lens's super-smooth, super-fast ultra sonic motor (USM) provides all the zooming speed you need.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 6.0 million|
|Image Sensor||1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx 6.2 million)|
|Lens||6.0 (W) - 72.0 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 36 - 432 mm) f/2.7 (W) - f/3.5 (T)|
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x
(Up to approx. 48x in combination with the optical zoom)
|Viewfinder||Color LCD viewfinder Picture coverage rate 100%
Dioptric Adjustment -5.5 - +1.5 m-1(dpt)
|LCD Monitor||2.0-inch, TFT (vari-angle type) color LCD (Approx. 115,000 dots, picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus (continuous or single)
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 1-point AF (fixed to center or FlexiZone AF)
|Shooting Distance (From the front of the lens)||
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter|
15 - 1/3200 sec.
*The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
*Shutter speeds of 15 to 1.3 sec. are available in Shutter-speed priority mode or Manual mode.
*Slow shutter speeds of 15 to 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center or AF-point)|
|Exposure Compensation||±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) and Safety Shift is available.|
Auto*, High ISO Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
*The camera automatically selects the optimal speed when Auto or High ISO Auto is set.
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash or custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto*, on*, off
*Red-eye reduction is available.
FE lock, Slow synchro and 1st-curtain/2nd-curtain flash are available.
(W): Wide angle, (T): Telephoto
|Flash Exposure Compensation||± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Flash Output*||3 stops
* Can be set when flash exposure setting is [Off
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.5 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (High-speed continuous shooting, Large/Fine mode)
|Intervalometer||Shooting interval: approx. 1 - 60 min. (1-min. increments)
Number of shots: 2 - 100 shots (Maximum number of shots varies according to memory card capacity.)
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|PC-controlled Shooting||Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)|
|Recording Media||SD memory card/MultiMediaCard|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
* This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Recording Pixels (Still Images)||
|Movie Recording pixels/Frame Rate||
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full*
(Max. Clip Size at one time: 1 GB)**
*Using super high-speed memory cards
**Even if the clip size has not reached 1 GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the memory card, recording will stop before reaching 1 hour or before the recorded data volume has reached 1 GB.
|Audio||Sampling frequency: 44.100/22.050/11.025 kHz
Quantization bit: 16 bit
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images)
Magnified (approx. 10x max. in LCD monitor or viewfinder, forward or reverse selection through magnified images possible), Image search (Jumps over 10 or 100 images, to a movie folders, or to the next shooting date, or nine images at a time during Index playback), Slide Show, My Colors
Sound memos (up to 1 min. recording/playback)
Movie (editing/slow-motion playback possible)
Sound recorder (up to 2 hrs. of recording/playback of sound only)
|Custom Display Function||
Display location: LCD monitor (2), viewfinder (2)
Displayed information: shooting info*, grid lines*, histogram*
*You can enable/disable display of this information for each of the display locations.
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, Canon Direct Print, and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|My Camera Settings||Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound|
|Interface||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol]
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, stereo audio)
|Power Source||AA alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
AA NiMH batteries (NB-300) (sold separately)
Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS700) (sold separately)
|Operating Temperature||0-40°C (32-104°F)|
|Dimensions||113.4 x 78.0 x 75.5 mm (4.46 x 3.07 x 2.97 in.) (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 410 g (14.5 oz.) (camera body only)|