PowerShot S3 IS

PowerShot S Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 1101B001

Features

Create high-quality movies with the touch of a button

Now you can produce high-quality, 60 frames-per-second movies without switching modes. Canon's new Movie button makes everything simple. It even gives you access to all the advanced features you want for making movies like optical zoom. You'll hear the difference, too: the S3 IS is equipped to record in stereo, with a high sampling rate, adjustable microphone level setting and wind filter option for excellent sound quality. Movie-making has never been easier!

Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions


Auto
The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.


P Program
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.


Av Aperture-priority
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.


Tv Shutter-priority
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.


Manual
The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.


Portrait
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."


Landscape
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.


Sports
Ensure highly accurate autofocusing when shooting fast-moving subjects.


Stitch Assist
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.


Movie
Shoot in VGA (30 fps/15 fps) and QVGA (60 fps/30 fps/15 fps) for up to 1 hour or 1GB.

Special Scene Modes


Foliage
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.


Snow
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or bluish tint.


Beach
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.


Fireworks
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.


Indoor
Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.


Night Snapshot
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.


Color Accent
Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.


Color Swap
Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.


Digital Macro
Shoot larger-than-life close-ups with one-button simplicity.


Stitch Assist
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.

My Colors*


Vivid
Yield vibrant shots with dramatic high-contrast.


Vivid Blue
Emphasize the sea, sky and other blue areas.


Vivid Green
Add vivid dimension to greens for extraordinary nature shots.


Vivid Red
Charge up red objects in your images for extra impact.


Neutral
Produce images of subtle, elegant tonality.


Sepia
Recreate the look of vintage photographs.


Black & White
Deliver enhanced clarity - especially useful when shooting text.


Positive Film
Combine "Vivid Blue," "Vivid Green" and "Vivid Red" to achieve a positive film effect.


Lighter Skin Tone
Make your subjects' skin tones lighter.


Darker Skin Tone
Darken skin tones a shade.


Custom Color
Finely adjust brightness and vividness, and set your preferred balance of blue, green, red and skin colors.

*Actual results may vary from examples shown above. Final image may vary depending on picture composition.