Canon PowerShot S3 IS Specifications

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

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

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    6.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    6,200,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6,000,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC II
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    composite video
  • Point-and-shoot highlights
    Video capture ability adds convenience for the user.
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200
  • Exposure Metering
    evaluative
  • Exposure Modes
    shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    landscape
  • Special Effects
    Neutral
  • White Balance
    presets
  • White Balance Presets
    flash
  • 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

Lens System

  • Type
    12 x zoom lens - 6 - 72 mm - f/2.7-3.5
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    36 - 432mm mm
  • Focus Adjustment
    manual
  • Min Focus Range
    19.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Construction
    9 groups / 11 elements
  • Features
    UD glass

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Flash Modes
    flash ON mode
  • Features
    flash +/- compensation
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 17 ft

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.3 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    2 sec
  • Additional Features
    camera orientation detection

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.33 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    115,000 pixels pixels
  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -5.5 to +1.5

Display

  • Resolution
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    rotating

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Canon Remote Capture

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    USB cable

Battery

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

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB SD
  • Image Storage
    Super-fine / large JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 4 - with 16MB card - 2.72 MB
    Fine JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 8 - with 16MB card - 1.62 MB
    Normal JPEG 2816 x 2112 : 17 - with 16MB card - 780 KB
    Super-fine JPEG 2816 x 1584 : 6 - with 16MB card - 2.03 MB
    Fine JPEG 2816 x 1584 : 11 - with 16MB card - 1.2 MB
    Normal JPEG 2816 x 1584 : 23 - with 16MB card - 585 KB
    Super-fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 6 - with 16MB card - 2 MB
    Fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 12 - with 16MB card - 1.12 MB
    Normal JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 24 - with 16MB card - 556 KB
    Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 13 - with 16MB card - 1 MB
    Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 24 - with 16MB card - 558 KB
    Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 46 - with 16MB card - 278 KB
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 52 - with 16MB card - 249 KB
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 80 - with 16MB card - 150 KB
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 127 - with 16MB card - 84 KB
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 60 fps

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.4 in
  • Depth
    3 in
  • Height
    3.1 in
  • Weight
    14.5 oz

Environmental Parameters

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

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 Wake up time
    1.5
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag bright
    0.4
  • 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: $792.99 See all prices