PowerShot S60

PowerShot S Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 9458A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.6x optical zoom
Image Capture Device
Type1/1.8 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 5.3 Million
Effective PixelsApprox. 5.0 Million
Focal Length5.8 (W) - 20.7 (T)mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 100mm)
Digital Zoom4.1x
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 50cm (1.6 ft.) - infinity (W/T); Macro AF: 4 - 50cm/1.6 in. - 1.6 ft. (W)/30 - 50cm/1.0 - 1.6 ft. (T)
Autofocus System9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.8-inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApproximately 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 - f/8.0 (W); f/5.3 - f/8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/2,000 sec.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO*/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent (*Camera automatically sets optimum speeds.)
Light Metering MethodEvaluation/Center-weighted average/Spot* (*Metering frame selectable from center fixed/ AF point-linked)
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Auto Exposure Bracketing(AEB) is available
White Balance
White Balance ControlTTL Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash, Underwater), or Custom White Balance (1 position)
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto/On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Syncro
Flash RangeNormal: 55cm - 3.7m/1.8 - 12 ft. (W); 55cm - 2.0m/1.8 - 6.6 ft. (T) (when ISO is set to AUTO)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less.(battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesCreative zone: P, Av, Tv, M, Custom; Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo EffectsVivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black and White and Custom
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. countdown
Wireless ControlAvailable (playback is available too)
Continuous ShootingHigh Speed: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.; Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.; (Large/Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Image Storage
Storage MediaCompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File System (DCF*1)
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)/RAW
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
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, 320 x 240, 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu Selection File Size
32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB
Large/SuperFine 2,503 2,592 x 1,944 11 24 49 99 198
Large/Fine 1,395 2,592 x 1,944 21 43 88 177 354
Large/Normal 695 2,592 x 1,944 43 88 176 355 709
Medium 1/SuperFine 1,602 2,048 x 1,536 18 38 76 154 308
Medium 1/Fine 893 2,048 x 1,536 33 68 137 276 552
Medium 1/Normal 445 2,048 x 1,536 67 136 274 548 1,095
Medium 2/SuperFine 1,002 1,600 x 1,200 30 61 122 246 491
Medium 2/Fine 558 1,600 x 1,200 54 109 219 440 879
Medium 2/Normal 278 1,600 x 1,200 108 217 435 868 1,734
Small/SuperFine 249 640 x 480 120 241 482 962 1,891
Small/Fine 150 640 x 480 196 393 788 1,563 3,122
Small/Normal 84 640 x 480 337 676 1,355 2,720 5,203
RAW 4,725 - 5 12 25 51 102

These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
Movie/High640 x 48046 sec.92 sec.186 sec.374 sec.742 sec.
Movie/Medium320 x 24091 sec.183 sec.368 sec.735 sec.1,451 sec.
Movie/Low160 x 120242 sec.486 sec.973 sec.1,954 sec.3,902 sec.

Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip (30 seconds maximum for Movie/High). Above figures show total movie capacity on various CF cards, measured under Canon's standard test conditions, and may vary depending upon scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStil Images: Single Image, All Images; Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC/ PAL
OtherCF card slot (accepts Type I & Type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Photo Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L); Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700; Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2 NB-2LH: Approx. 240*2 (LCD on), Approx. 550 (LCD off) Approx 210 min. *3
Power SourceRechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L); Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700; Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2
Shooting CapacityNB-2LH: Approx. 240*2 (LCD on), Approx. 550 (LCD off)
Playback TimeApprox 210 min. *3
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32 - 104 °F (0 - 40 °C)
Operating Humidity10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.49 x 2.22 x 1.53 in./ 114.0 x 56.5 x 38.8mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 8.11 oz./ 230g (Camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsOS: Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2); Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports; CPU: PowerPC; Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only)
PC RequirementsOS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Me/2000/XP; Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports; CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP); Interface: USB (Windows 98/Me/2000/ XP pre-install model only)
*1 "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
*2 Using fully charged NB-2LH. Normal temperature (23 °C). Shoot images at wide angle and at telephoto end alternatively with 20 seconds intervals. Use flash at every 4-time shooting. Turn camera off and on at every 8-time shooting. LCD brightness setting by Factory default.
*3 Using fully charged NB-2LH. Normal temperature (23 °C). Repeat playback at a speed of 1 image per 3 seconds. LCD monitor brightness setting by Factory default.