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Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

6MP Electronic Viewfinder Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom
Most frequently recommended for:
Best Point and Shoot Digital Camera for Action Photos Under $400
Editors' Ratings:
"Highly Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Dave's Pick" at Imaging-Resource.com
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“Equipped with 12x super-zoom and fast performance, the Canon S3 IS will freeze action at the press of a button, and you won’t miss the winner’s moment of glory at the finish line…”
Expert
3 Recommendations
Recommended as
“If you prefer having IS, there is the Canon S3. It has 6 megapixels, 12x zoom (36mm - 432mm), and a swivel LCD. It can produce good results up to ISO 400…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The PowerShot S3 IS is Canon’s big-zoom offering with a unique swivel LCD. It has a 6 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). The lens is good (low distortion/aberrations), and the zoom is…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon S3 is an older model in Canon’s S-series of ultrazoom cameras, which does nearly everything the newer S5 does at a much cheaper price. The S3’s headline feature is its large 36-432mm (12x) zoom lens, which allows you to zoom in…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This camera is Canon’s big-zoom offering with a unique swivel LCD. The Canon S3 IS has a 6 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). The lens is good (low distortion/aberrations), and the…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The PowerShot S3 IS is Canon’s big-zoom offering with a unique swivel LCD. It has a 6 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). The lens is good (low distortion/aberrations), and the zoom is…”

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