Canon S3 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot S3 IS 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: S3 IS
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $299.00
Date Available: -0001-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 14.5 oz (410 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 4.5 x 3.1 x 3.0 in.
(113 x 78 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.3
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30.00, 15.00
CCD Sensor (Megapixels):  
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 6.00
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 432 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4.0x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (wide) / f/3.5 (tele) - f/8.0
Lens Thread: 58mm
Lens Thread Type: Body threads w/ adapter
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type, TFT color LCD
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/3200
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off (red-eye reduction available)
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.7 - 5.2 m (2.3 - 17.1 ft.) (W), 0.7 - 4.0 m (2.3 - 13.1 ft.) (T)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG / Stereo WAV)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC input
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No
CIPA Rating: 550
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