PowerShot S45

PowerShot S Series
Item Code: 8117A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 3x Optical Zoom Lens. Lens and Flash accessories available.
Image Capture Device
Type1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 4.1 Million
Effective PixelsApprox. 4.0 Million
Focal Length7.1 - 21.3mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105mm)
Digital Zoom3.6x
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 50cm (1.6 ft.) - infinity
Macro AF: 10 - 50cm/ 3.9in. - 1.6 ft. (wide-angle)/ 33 - 50cm/ 1.0 - 1.6 ft. (telephoto)
Manual focus: 10cm/ 3.9 in. - infinity (wide-angle) / 30cm/ 1.0 ft. - infinity (telephoto) - infinity
Autofocus SystemAround most of picture area; AF lock and Manual focus are available. AF lock and Manual focus are available.
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 - 4.9
Shutter Speed15 - 1/1,500 sec.
Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. is only available in select modes.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluation/ Center-weighted average/ Spot
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3-step increments
Auto Exposure Bracketing(AEB) is available
White Balance
White Balance ControlTTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom.
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto/ On/ Off, Auto Red-Eye Reduction ON/ OFF
Flash RangeWIDE: 1.8 - 13.1ft.TELE: 1.8 - 8.2 ft.(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less.
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-step increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesCreative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual, and Custom. Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie
Photo EffectsVivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless ControlNot Available
Continuous ShootingHigh Speed: Approx. 2.5 images/sec., Normal: Approx. 1.5 images/sec.
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 Pixels2592 x 1944/ 2272 x 1704 (Large), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1), 1024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
Large / SuperFine2,0022,272 x 1,704143061512
Large / Fine1,1162,272 x 1,7042754110910
Large / Normal6952,272 x 1,704541102201,726
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,2003061122246993
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,200541092194401,726
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,2001082174358683,280
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 768531072154311,726
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 768941893797622,982
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 7681743497001,3904,687
Small / SuperFine249640 x 4801202414829623,645
Small / Fine150640 x 4801963947891,5635,468
Small / Normal84640 x 4803376761,3552,7208,202
RAW4,725 5/712/1525/3151219/272


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 / High320 x 24021sec.44sec.91sec.183 sec.368 sec.735sec.2733sec.
Movie / Low160 x 12058sec.118sec.242 sec.486sec.973 sec.1,954sec.6526sec.


Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip. 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 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2x to 10x on built-in LCD monitor) or Slide Show
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesSingle Image, All Images
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video OutAudio/Video Output (Video: NTSC or PAL selectable monaural audio)
OtherCF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printer CP-100, and select Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printers (no computer required).
Power Supply 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2L).
2. AC Adapter kit (ACK-700)
3. Car battery adapter (CBC-NB2)
Important Safety Information Approx. 210 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 460 shots (LCD monitor OFF) Approx 160 min.
Power Source1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2L).
2. AC Adapter kit (ACK-700)
3. Car battery adapter (CBC-NB2)
Important Safety Information
Shooting CapacityApprox. 210 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 460 shots (LCD monitor OFF)
Playback TimeApprox 160 min.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.41 x 2.28 x 1.65 in./112.0 x 58.0 x 42.0mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 9.2 oz./260g (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsHardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac or iBook
OS: Mac OS 9.0 through 9.2, OS X (Version 10.1/10.2). (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement)
Note: Adobe Photoshop LE, Canon File Viewer Utility v. 1.0, and USB Mounter v. 1.8 software are not supported in Mac OS X.
CPU: Power PC
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface (Power Macintosh NEW G3/G4, PowerBook G3, iMac, iBook).
RAM: 20MB and over for application
PC RequirementsHardware: IBM PC/AT compatible
OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP (Please see our Windows XP compatibilitystatement)
CPU: Pentium 150 MHz and over
Interface: USB: Cable connection via camera's USB port is limited to pre-installed Windows 98, Windows 2000 and pre-installed or upgraded Windows ME or Windows XP systems.
RAM: 64MB or more (Windows 2000/ Windows ME/ Windows 98), 128MB or more (Windows XP)
*1 "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).