Canon PowerShot S3 IS Specifications

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Part Number: 1101B001 (Reviewed) Released: May 15, 2006

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    4.4 in
  • Depth
    3 in
  • Weight
    14.46 oz
  • Height
    3.1 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    6.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    6200000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6000000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC II
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    USB 2.0, composite video
  • Point-and-shoot highlights
    Video capture ability adds convenience for the user.
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot, spot AF area
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, sports mode, stitch assist, stitch assist, fireworks, foliage, indoor, landscape, night scene, night snapshot, portrait mode, snow
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Contrast compensation, Color Accent, Custom Effect, Color Swap, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Low Sharpening, My Colors, Neutral, Positive, Sepia
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, fluorescent light (daylight), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3 EV step, 3 steps

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, lens cap, neck strap

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 17 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, auto mode with red-eye reduction, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, flash ON mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating
    10 - 90%

Camera

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Display

  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Lens System

  • Type
    12 x zoom lens - 6 - 72 mm - f/2.7-3.5
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.7-3.5
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    36 m
  • Min Focus Range
    19.7 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Lens Brand
    Canon
  • Features
    UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB SD, 16 MB
  • Image Storage
    Super-fine JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 4 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 8 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 17 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 6 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 12 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 24 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 13 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 24 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 46 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 52 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 80 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 127 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 2816 x 1584 : 6 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2816 x 1584 : 11 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2816 x 1584 : 23 - with 16MB card
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 6 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps - 14 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 60 fps - 10 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps - 20 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 40 sec - with 16MB card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Colour Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.33 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    115000 pixels
  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -5.5 to +1.5

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.5 frames per second, 2.3 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    AE lock, digital noise reduction, histogram display, interval shooting mode, AF lock, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x USB
    1 x composite video/audio output
    1 x DC power input
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Software

  • Type
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoRecord, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon Remote Capture, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3, MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, SVGA monitor, USB port

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag bright
    0.4
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    1.5
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    2.1
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    1.5
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    1.7

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Part Number: 1101B001 Released: May 15, 2006
MSRP: $349.99 Low Price: $519.99 See all prices