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Canon PowerShot S45

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 02/22/2003


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot S45


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot S45 
Model Number: S45 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $649.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2002-12-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired (USB) 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 9.2 oz (260 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in.
(112 x 58 x 42 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 4
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 3.6x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point AiAF or FlexiZone AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 50 cm
4.1 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / 4.9 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image Optical Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 9
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1, Custom 2 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1500 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted averaging, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, On, On w Red-eye Reduction, Off  
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.0
Flash Range Description: WIDE: 1.8-13.1ft., TELE: 1.8-8.2ft. 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG, monaural WAV) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.660 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.500
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 180.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 180.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-2L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: NB-2L rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Update to the Canon PowerShot S45 digital camera. New features include DIGIC processor, FlexiZone AE / AF, 9-point AiAF, Custom exposure mode, two Custom presets for white balance, focus bracketing function, orientation sensor, and movie clips up to 3 minutes in length. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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