Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Announced Apr 22, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 36 – 432 mm (12×)
heavyd
 
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This camera is a work horse. Takes good pictures, not incredible, but definately good enough for its price range. I bought this primarily for our boys footballl games, and have been very satisfied. The 12X zoom and image stabilization is great. But what supirsed me was the video feature. Takes great video...good sound, and will zoom in and out while shooting. Many cameras can take video but only zoom digitally. At any rate I sold my video camera on ebay. Its so much easier to just use one ...

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2tomes
 
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1year no problem except ghost spot while shooting video. Problems: Does anybody have the same problem? in recorded movie there is a blurred spot in the constant position of the frames. (like 3:20pm). Have you seen this in your movies?

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sarlo100
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There's a reason why this camera has so many reviews and was such a great seller for Canon. It's because this is an excellent camera. The body is well constructed, and logically laid out. The layout of the buttons shows that this is designed for people who actually take pictures, and not as a fashion accessory. The lens is of high quality, the flash is strong, and it generally meters correctly. Image quality is outstanding at low ISO, throughout the zoom range. I've taken pictures at ...

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I was using a Powershot-A70 before getting the S2. If you are looking for a point and shoot camera, this is the wrong one but if you are looking for a reasonable camera covering a waste range of features then go ahead, this is a camera needing to get used to it. Once familiar you can get the best pictures. You surly need to read the manual but take time since there are tons of features to be discovered. Excellent macro, video with zooming feature, stereo sound, Image stabilization and lots of ...

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Xfujinon
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Owned this camera now for 18 months, shot nearly 30,000 images. My impression: Build quality feels slightly cheap, lots of plastic and some wobble to the body shell. Button presses make creaking noises sometime. Overall not a significant issue, pending the camera is not dropped (I am certain it would not survive the three foot falls onto concrete the way my indestructible Powershot S200 did). Feature set is impressive and affords plenty of creative potential for novices or amateurs. Photoshop ...

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I bought a refurbished S2 because the S3 is now out and I got a good price. It never seemed right and had recurring focus faults. Some reviews from when the S2 launched mentioned intermittent focus faults so I wasn't really sure if it was a design fault I had to live with. Anyway, I did send it back as it was no use to me the way it was and I was sent a brand-new replacement. I'm bloody glad I did send the first one back as there is *no way* that those focus problems were just something ...

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my last camera was a panasonic fz3, which i was very happy with. i liked its 12x zoom and image stabilization, so i decided to get the s2 with its slightly better resolution and because i had heard so many good things about its movie mode. the first thing i noticed was how much heavier the s2 was compared to the fz3. not a big issue for me, but i girlfriend prefers a lighter camera. i very much like the swiveling lcd screen, and i was fairly impressed with the macro mode. the movie mode is ...

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Rob Fred
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Run away from it. Potential headache and loss of the investment. Problems: Crap can I say. After exactly 1 year and a couple of days (means out of the warranty period), when putting on "Camera" mode, for taking pictures, no image was displayed nor on the LCD or viewfinder (just like if the lens cap or something was "blocking" the lens. The problem began intermittently but now it´s gone. Result: Can´t take pictures anymore. Sent to a Canon´s repair center, and got the suprising diagnosys that ...

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aawa
 
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Wish it would have lasted longer than 13 months. Loved the versatility and compact size. Didn't like the low light performance. Shot over 4000 pics. Wanted an S3is, now looking for something more robust. Problems: Dreaded E-18 lens transport error code. Canon Service replys slower than promised on the web. Sent to Canon-they said it wasn't worth fixing. Cause of problem given as dust/sand getting in to lens transport system. (Sisters A-620 same code, 6 months light use.) I should add that I ...

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Should have waited for some more time..!

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