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Canon's logo. Click here to visit the Canon website! Canon Japan announces S2 IS digicam
(Friday, April 22, 2005 - 05:04 EDT)

Canon Japan has today announced a new digital camera model based on its popular PowerShot S1 IS long-zoom digicam.

The Canon PowerShot S2 IS looks quite similar to the older model stylistically, but features an all-new body design which is about a half-inch thicker and an ounce heavier. The size and weight increases accommodate a more powerful 12x optically stabilised zoom lens (equivalent to 36 - 432mm on a 35mm camera), as well as a larger 1.8" LCD display. Other new features include a five megapixel imager, Secure Digital card storage, AF assist lamp, stereo microphone, USB 2.0 high-speed connectivity, fastest shutter speed of 1/3200 second, increased flash range, and My Colors mode.

Pricing and availability for the new model, which has also been announced in Europe, have not yet been disclosed. At this time, we have no information on plans for this model outside Japan and Europe. Four sample images and a sample movie shot with the new model can be found on the Canon Japan website.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Canon's PowerShot S2 IS digital camera. Courtesy of Canon Japan, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins.
Camera Type Mid-Sized
Manufacturer Canon
Model Number S2 IS
Dimensions 4.4 x 3.1 x 3.0"
113.0 x 78.0 x 75.5mm
Weight 405.0 g
14.2 oz
Image Capture
Sensor Type 1/2.5" CCD
5.30 megapixels (total)
5.00 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Dimensions 2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality 3 levels
Image Preview / Review
Viewfinder Yes, Color LCD
100% field of view
LCD 1.8", 115,000 pixels
Playback Zoom 10.0x max
Lens Type Canon Zoom Lens
12x optical zoom
58mm lens thread, Body threads w/ adapter
Image Stabilization Yes
Focal Length 6.0 - 72.0mm (actual)
36 - 432mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Range f/2.7 (wide) / f/3.5 (tele) - ???
Focusing System TTL with AF assist lamp
Manual Focus possible (0) steps
Focusing Range Normal: 20" - infinity (50 cm - infinity)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/3200 second
Exposure Modes Program, Aperture-priority, Shutter-priority, Manual
Metering Modes Evaluative/ Center-weighted average/ Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
White Balance Image Sensor - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Internal Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off (red-eye reduction available)
Range: 0.7 - 5.2 m (2.3 - 17.1 ft.) (W), 0.7 - 4.0 m (2.3 - 13.1 ft.) (T)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV increments
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Night Snapshot, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Digital Zoom 4.0x
Self Timer Yes, 2 or 10 seconds
Movie Format AVI (MotionJPEG / Stereo WAV) with audio
640x480 and 320x240
Max. frame-rate: 0 frames per second
Recording Medium SD/MMC
File System Complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Video Yes, NTSC / PAL switchable
Computer USB 2.0 High Speed
Other DC In
Battery Type Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeable
Battery Form Factor 4 x AA
Product Bundle
Battery / Charger 4 x AA alkaline disposable battery
Flash Memory Unknown
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant Yes
PictBridge Compliant Yes
Internal Microphone Yes
Tripod Mount Yes
Operating System Compatibility Windows / Mac

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