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PowerShot S45

PowerShot S Series


Type of Camera


Compact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 3x Optical Zoom Lens. Lens and Flash accessories available.

Image Capture Device


1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 4.1 Million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 4.0 Million


Focal Length

7.1 - 21.3mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal 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 System

Around most of picture area; AF lock and Manual focus are available. AF lock and Manual focus are available.


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.8 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

Approximately 118,000 pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8 - 4.9

Shutter Speed

15 - 1/1,500 sec.
Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. is only available in select modes.

Exposure Control


AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent

Light Metering Method

Evaluation/ Center-weighted average/ Spot

Exposure Control Method

Program 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 Control

TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom.


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto/ On/ Off, Auto Red-Eye Reduction ON/ OFF

Flash Range

WIDE: 1.8 - 13.1ft.TELE: 1.8 - 8.2 ft.(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less.

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-step increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Creative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual, and Custom. Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie

Photo Effects

Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down

Wireless Control

Not Available

Continuous Shooting

High Speed: Approx. 2.5 images/sec., Normal: Approx. 1.5 images/sec.

Image Storage

Storage Media

CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II

File Format

Design rule for Camera File System (DCF*1)

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)/ RAW

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine or Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

2592 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

 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

 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 File

Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2x to 10x on built-in LCD monitor) or Slide Show

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Single Image, All Images


Computer Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)

Video Out

Audio/Video Output (Video: NTSC or PAL selectable monaural audio)


CF 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 Source

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2L).
2. AC Adapter kit (ACK-700)
3. Car battery adapter (CBC-NB2)
Important Safety Information

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 210 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 460 shots (LCD monitor OFF)

Playback Time

Approx 160 min.

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)

Operating Humidity

10 - 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)


Approx. 9.2 oz./260g (camera body only)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Hardware: 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 Requirements

Hardware: IBM PC/AT compatible
OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement)
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).

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