PowerShot S3 IS

PowerShot S Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 1101B001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical / 4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type6.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 6.2 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 6.0 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 (WIDE), 3.0 ft./90cm-infinity (TELE)
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (WIDE)
Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (WIDE)
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderLow-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color viewfinder
LCD Monitor2.0 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) - f/3.5 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/3200 sec. (settable in Tv or M)
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot** Metering frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash RangeNormal: 1.6-17 ft./50cm - 5.2m (W), 3.0-13 ft./90cm-4.0m (T)
Macro: 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (W) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time12 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo EffectsVivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless ControlNot available
Continuous ShootingHigh-speed: approx. 2.3 fps
Normal: approx. 1.5 fps
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC, MultiMediaCard
File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Stereo))
JPEG Compression ModeNormal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 1), 2,816 x 2,112 (Large), 2,816 x 1,584 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/15 fps) / 320 x 240 (60 fps/30 fps/15 fps) available up to 1GB or 1 hour for each file size
Number of Recordable Images
Image data

 

Small/

N

Small/

F

Small/S

F

Medium2

/N

Medium2/

F

Medium2/

SF

Medium1/

N

Medium1/

F

File Size

84KB

150KB

249KB

278KB

558KB

1,002KB

556KB

1,116KB

SDC-16MB

127

80

52

46

24

13

24

12

SDC-128M

1,118

711

460

411

217

121

217

109

SDC-512MSH

4,317

2,747

1,777

1,590

839

471

839

425

 

Medium1/

SF

Large/

N

Large/

F

Large/

SF

Widescreen/

N

Widescreen/

F

Widescreen/

SF

 

File Size

2,002KB

780KB

1,620KB

2,720KB

585KB

1,210KB

2,026KB

 

SDC-16MB

6

17

8

4

23

11

6

 

SDC-128M

61

156

75

45

205

101

60

 

SDC-512MSH

237

603

292

176

794

392

235

 

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data

 

Movie/Low

Movie/Medium

Movie/Fast Frame Rate

Movie/High

File Size

330KB/sec.

660KB/sec.

1,320KB/sec.

1,980KB/sec.

SDC-16MB

40 sec.

20 sec.

10 sec.

6 sec.

SDC-128M

355 sec.

181 sec.

92 sec.

64 sec.

SDC-512MSH

1,373 sec.

702 sec.

359 sec.

249 sec.

Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileStill Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
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 jack)
Video OutNTSC/PAL
Audio OutStereo
OtherMemory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera’s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x4)
3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Still Image: approx. 110 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 550 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) * Approx. 780 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 900 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Power Source1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x4)
3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
Shooting CapacityStill Image: approx. 110 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 550 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *
Playback TimeApprox. 780 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 900 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.46 x 3.07 x 2.97 in. / 113.4 x 78.0 x 75.5mm
WeightApprox. 14.5 oz. / 410g (camera body only
* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
23 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, Thai, Arabic)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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