PowerShot S2 IS

PowerShot S Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 9883A001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital camera with built-in flash and 12x Optical / 4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type5.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 5.3 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 5.0 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length6.0 - 72.0mm f/2.7-3.5 (35mm film equivalent: 36-432mm)
Digital Zoom4x
Focusing RangeNormal: 1.6 ft./50cm-Infinity (W), 3.0 ft./90cm-Infinity (T)
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm
Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder0.33 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Monitor1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with variable-angle function
LCD PixelsApprox. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.7 (W) - 3.5 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/3200 sec.; Slow shutter speed of 15-1.3 sec. is only available in select modes.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot** Metering frame with Spot Mode is center-fixed.
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, ManualAE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON/OFF
Flash RangeNormal: 2.3-17.1 ft./0.7-5.2m (W), 2.3-13.1 ft./0.7-4.0m (T)
Macro: 1.0 ft.-2.3 ft./0.3-0.7m (when sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto; Creative zone: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Night Snapshot), Stitch Assist, Movie, My Colors
Photo EffectsOff, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2 sec., approx. 10 sec. delay, Custom
Wireless ControlNot available
Continuous ShootingHigh-speed: approx. 2.4 shots/sec.
Normal: approx. 1.5 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD Memory Card
File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Image Recording FormatNormal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG;
Audio data: WAVE (Stereo))
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 2,592 x 1,944 (Large), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 1), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small)
Movie: 640 x 480 (VGA Fine/VGA), 320 x 240 (QVGA)
Number of Recordable Images
Image data

File Size

Small/N

Small/F

Small/SF

Medium2/N

Medium2/F

Medium2/SF

File Size

84KB

150KB

249KB

278KB

558KB

1,002KB

SDC-16MB

127

80

52

46

24

13

SDC-128MB

1,118

711

460

411

217

121

SDC-512MB

4,317

2,747

1,777

1,590

839

471

File Size

Medium1/N

Medium1/F

Medium1/SF

Large/N

Large/F

Large/SF

File Size

445KB

893KB

1,602KB

695KB

1,395KB

2,503KB

SDC-16MB

30

15

8

19

9

5

SDC-128MB

269

136

76

173

87

49

SDC-512MB

1,041

529

295

671

339

190

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data

File Size

Movie/Low

Movie/Medium

Movie/High

File Size

330KB/sec.

660KB/sec.

1,980KB/sec.
SDC-16MB

35 sec.

19 sec.

6 sec.

SDC-128MB

312 sec.

173 sec.

62 sec.

SDC-512MB

1,078 sec.

629 sec.

237 sec.

Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine Storage capacity varies depending on the scene or the subjects. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of SD memory card.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnail images), Slide show, Magnification (approx. 2 to 10x), Jump, Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Image: Single image, All images
Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B PTP)
Video OutNTSC, PAL
Audio OutStereo
OtherSD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and PIXMA Photo Printers via camera's USB cable (no computer required) or PictBridge compatible printers.
Power Supply 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. AA-size NiMH Battery (x4)
3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Still Image: approx. 130 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 550 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery)
*1Movie: approx. 210 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 300 min. (AA-size NiMH Battery) *1 Approx. 800 min. (AA-size Alkaline Batteries), approx. 900 min. (AA-size NiMH Batteries)*

*Under Canon's standard conditions.
*1 With fully charged battery
Power Source1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. AA-size NiMH Battery (x4)
3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
Shooting CapacityStill Image: approx. 130 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 550 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery)
*1Movie: approx. 210 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 300 min. (AA-size NiMH Battery) *1
Playback TimeApprox. 800 min. (AA-size Alkaline Batteries), approx. 900 min. (AA-size NiMH Batteries)*

*Under Canon's standard conditions.
*1 With fully charged battery
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104° F/0-40° C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.45 x 3.07 x 2.97 in. / 113.0 x 78.0 x 75.5mm (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 14.3 oz./405g (camera body only)
21 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish)

Note: *1 Normal temperature (73° F/23° C). Shoot images at wide-angle and at telephoto and alternatively with 30 second intervals. Use flash every two shots. Turn camera off and on after every ten shots. LCD brightness setting by Factory default.