Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Announced Feb 21, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2 screen | 36 – 432 mm (12×)
Price
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 2816 x 2112
Other resolutions 2272 x 1704, 2816 x 1584, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 6 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 6 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Image
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Super-Fine, Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 36–432 mm
Optical zoom 12×
Maximum aperture F2.7
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range 10 cm (3.94)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 2
Screen dots 115,000
Touch screen No
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Built-in flash Yes (pop-up)
Flash range 5.20 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
Continuous drive 2.3 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec or custom)
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 640 x 480, 15/30 fps, 320 x 240 15/30/60 fps
Microphone Stereo
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/MMC card
Storage included 16 MB SD card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI No
Remote control No
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery AA
Battery description AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended)
Weight (inc. batteries) 510 g (1.12 lb / 17.99 oz)
Dimensions 113 x 78 x 76 mm (4.45 x 3.07 x 2.99)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None
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