Digital Cameras > Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

6MP Electronic Viewfinder Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom
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Editors' Ratings:
"Highly Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Dave's Pick" at Imaging-Resource.com
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
General

Brand Name

:
Canon

Model Name

:
PowerShot S3 IS

Date Available

:
May 15, 2006
Physical

Camera Format

:
Electronic Viewfinder

Size (W x H x D)

:
4.5 x 3.1 x 3.0 in.

Weight (without batteries)

:
14.3 oz

Easy to Use

:
Yes
Image Capture

Sensor Type

:
CCD

Sensor Size

:
5.8 x 4.3 mm

Effective Sensor Resolution

:
6.0 megapixels

Max Image Resolution

:
2816 x 2112 pixels

Shutter Lag Time (pre-focused)

:
0.09 sec

Shutter Lag Time (including auto-focus time)

:
0.4 - 0.5 sec

Power to First Shot Time

:
1.7 sec

Max Shooting Speed (continuous)

:
1.5 frames/sec

Max Shooting Speed (burst)

:
2.3 frames/sec
Video Capture

Video Available

:
Yes

HD Video Available

:
No

Max Video Resolution

:
640 x 480 pixels

Max Video Frame Rate (any resolution)

:
30 frames/sec
Lens System

Min Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
36 mm

Max Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
432 mm

Optical Zoom

:
12.0x

Digital Zoom

:
4.0x

Image Stabilization Available

:
Yes

Manual Focus Available

:
Yes

Auto Focus Assist Light Available

:
Yes

Min Focus Distance (not macro)

:
19.7 in.

Min Focus Distance (macro)

:
0.0 in.

Interchangeable Lenses Available

:
No
Aperture and Shutter

Max Aperture (wide-angle)

:
f/2.7

Max Aperture (tele-photo)

:
f/3.5

Max Shutter Speed

:
1/3200 sec
Exposure Controls

Min ISO Setting

:
50

Max ISO Setting

:
800

Aperture Priority Mode Available

:
Yes

Shutter Priority Mode Available

:
Yes

Full Manual Exposure Mode Available

:
Yes

Exposure Compensation

:
+/- 2.0 EV
Viewfinder and Display

Viewfinder Available

:
Yes

Viewfinder Type

:
Electronic

Dioptric Adjustment Available

:
Yes

LCD Screen Size

:
2.0 in.

LCD Screen Resolution

:
115000 pixels

Display Mounting

:
Rotating
Flash

Flash Range (wide-angle)

:
2.3 - 17.1 ft

Flash Range (tele-photo)

:
2.3 - 13.1 ft

Flash Recycling Time

:
9.9 sec

External Flash Connection Available

:
No
Image Storage

Storage Media

:
SD Memory Card

Sensor Raw Format Available

:
No
Interfaces

Computer Interface

:
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)

Video Out Interface Available

:
Yes
Power

Battery Type

:
AA-size (x4)

Battery Life

:
550 shots

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