Canon PowerShot S3 IS Specs

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Part Number: 1101B001

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
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Display

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

Environmental Parameters

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

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, fireworks, foliage, indoor, landscape, night scene, night snapshot, portrait mode, snow, stitch assist, sports mode
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Color Accent, Contrast compensation, Custom Effect, Color Swap, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, My Colors, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Positive, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
  • 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

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 17 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    9 groups / 11 elements
  • 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

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, lens cap, neck strap

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.33 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    115000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Built-in - electronic

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB, 16 MB SD
  • 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, 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

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, AF lock, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display, interval shooting mode

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

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 Remote Capture, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

Battery

  • Technology
    alkaline
  • Battery Type
    AA - alkaline - standard form factor
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery (included)

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, 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, Color Accent, Contrast compensation, Custom Effect, Color Swap, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, My Colors, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Positive, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, histogram display, interval shooting mode

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, fireworks, foliage, indoor, landscape, night scene, night snapshot, portrait mode, snow, stitch assist, sports mode
  • Bracketing Modes
    focus bracketing

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

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

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    6 megapixels
  • 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, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

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

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    0.8
  • 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

Dimensions & Weight

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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