On the right side of the camera behind a rubber door are the S45's
only connections: an A/V out connector (supplied cable ends in one
audio RCA and one video RCA jack) and a mini-USB connector to be
used with the supplied cable.
As with the S30/S40 the S45 can be directly connected to Canon's
CP-10, CP-100 and compatible Bubble Jet printers for direct-from-the-camera
The S45 has the same lens as the S40, with a maximum aperture of
F2.8 - F4.9 it could be considered a little slow at full telephoto
(although similar to other such compacts). The lens takes approximately
1.4 seconds to extend or retract. When the lens is extended the
sliding cover is blocked from closing completely, a small push of
the cover and the camera powers off, lens retracts and the cover
can be closed all the way.
Base / Tripod Mount
On the base of the camera is a metal tripod mount, Kudos to Canon
for aligning it perfectly with the center of the lens and (almost)
in the middle of the camera base (front to back).
This means that the camera will sit correctly on a tripod (it won't
tip forward or backward) and that panoramas will stitch more easily
(as the camera will rotate around its lens axis).
Internal Flash / Focus Assist Lamp
The slim flash built into the S45 is rated with a range of 0.35
to 4.8 m at Wide and 0.35 - 3.0 m at Tele (all at Auto ISO). Beside
the flash is the Focus Assist Lamp which serves a double purpose,
firstly it fires a beam of patterned white light in low light situations
which helps the auto focus system to get a lock. Secondly when the
flash an anti-red-eye are enabled it remains lit for as long as
you half-press the shutter release to reduce the size of the subjects
pupils and thus reduce the chance of redeye.
Supplied In the Box
Box contents may vary by region:
Canon PowerShot S45 Digital Camera
NB-2L Lithium-Ion battery
CB-2LT(E) battery charger (110-240V)
32 MB CompactFlash card
Canon Solutions CD-ROM
ArcSoft Camera Suite 2.0