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PowerShot S60

PowerShot S Series


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.6x optical zoom

Image Capture Device


1/1.8 inch charge coupled device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 5.3 Million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 5.0 Million


Focal Length

5.8 (W) - 20.7 (T)mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 100mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal 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 System

9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center)


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 - f/8.0 (W); f/5.3 - f/8.0 (T)

Shutter Speed

15-1/2,000 sec.

Exposure Control


AUTO*/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent (*Camera automatically sets optimum speeds.)

Light Metering Method

Evaluation/Center-weighted average/Spot* (*Metering frame selectable from center fixed/ AF point-linked)

Exposure Control Method

Program 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 Control

TTL Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash, Underwater), or Custom White Balance (1 position)


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto/On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Syncro

Flash Range

Normal: 55cm - 3.7m/1.8 - 12 ft. (W); 55cm - 2.0m/1.8 - 6.6 ft. (T) (when ISO is set to AUTO)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less.(battery voltage=3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

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

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Creative zone: P, Av, Tv, M, Custom; Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie

Photo Effects

Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black and White and Custom

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. countdown

Wireless Control

Available (playback is available too)

Continuous Shooting

High Speed: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.; Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.; (Large/Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)

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

Still 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


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 (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 File

Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Stil Images: Single Image, All Images; Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie


Computer Interface

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

Video Out



CF 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 Source

Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L); Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700; Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2

Shooting Capacity

NB-2LH: Approx. 240*2 (LCD on), Approx. 550 (LCD off)

Playback Time

Approx 210 min. *3

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104 °F (0 - 40 °C)

Operating Humidity

10 - 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)


Approx. 8.11 oz./ 230g (Camera body only)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

OS: 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 Requirements

OS: 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.

PowerShot S60 Kit Contents

PowerShot S60 Kit Contents PowerShot S60 Body Battery Charger CB-2LT Wrist Strap WS-300 Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM CompactFlash Card CF-32M Lithium Battery Pack NB-2LH AV Cable AVC-DC300 Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

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