Canon PowerShot S3 IS Specifications

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

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

General

  • Depth
    3 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
  • Interfaces Provided
    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, 3 steps in 1/3 EV step

Display

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

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%

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Lens System

  • Type
    12 x zoom lens - 6 - 72 mm - f/2.7-3.5
  • Optical Zoom
    12 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.7-3.5
  • Min Focal Length
    6 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    72 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    36 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    19.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    11
  • Lens Brand
    Canon
  • Features
    UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), aspherical lens

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.33 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    115000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size (metric)
    0.8 cm
  • Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
    100%
  • Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
    -5.5 to +1.5

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

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
  • Type
    DC power input, USB, composite video/audio output, USB, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1, 1, 1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Software

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

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    standard form factor
  • Supported Battery Form Factor
    AA

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

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    S3 IS
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.5 frames per second, 2.3 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    800
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC II
  • 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
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • 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

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot, spot AF area
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps, 3 steps in 1/3 EV step
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, sports mode, stitch assist, stitch assist, fireworks, foliage, indoor, landscape, night scene, night snapshot, portrait mode, snow
  • Bracketing Modes
    focus bracketing

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, fluorescent light (daylight), tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.4 in
  • Height
    3.1 in
  • Weight
    14.46 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    6 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
  • Total Pixels
    6200000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6000000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating
  • Diagonal Size
    2 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    5.1 cm
  • Display Format
    115,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Form Factor
    SD Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card Capacity
    16 MB
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PictBridge support, MOTION PRINT, PictBridge support, direct print, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Field Coverage
    100%
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -5.5 to +1.5

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1.6 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    17 ft

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.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Quality
    fine, normal, super-fine, super-fine, super-fine, super-fine, super-fine / large, super-fine, fine, fine, fine, fine, normal, normal, normal, normal
  • Image Resolution
    1600 x 1200, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 2112, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1704, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1584
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG
  • Image File Size
    1 MB, 278 KB, 556 KB, 558 KB, 585 KB, 780 KB, 84 KB, 1.12 MB, 1.2 MB, 1.62 MB, 150 KB, 2 MB, 2.03 MB, 2.72 MB, 249 KB
  • Storage Capacity
    11 Ah, 46 Ah, 52 Ah, 6 Ah, 6 Ah, 8 Ah, 80 Ah, 12 Ah, 127 Ah, 13 Ah, 17 Ah, 23 Ah, 24 Ah, 24 Ah, 4 Ah
  • Comments
    with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVI, AVI, AVI, AVI, AVI
  • Image Resolution
    320 x 240, 320 x 240, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    15 frames per second, 15 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 60 frames per second
  • Capacity
    10 sec, 14 sec, 20 sec, 40 sec, 6 sec
  • Comments
    with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card, with 16MB card

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    4
  • Form Factor
    AA
  • Details
    alkaline battery
  • Included
    included

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

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