Canon PowerShot S45 Review
Canon PowerShot S45 Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $ 599 [check
UK: £ 600 [check / order]
|CCD effective pixels||4.0 megapixels|
|CCD size||1/1.8" (0.556")|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||G - R - G - B|
|Max resolution||2272 x 1704 (3.8 megapixels)|
|Lower resolutions|| 1600 x 1200
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Image formats|| RAW
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) *
* Any image shot as JPEG can be instead saved as RAW by pressing FUNC during record review
|Quality Levels|| Super-Fine
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto
(In reality this range is closer to other manufacturers ISO 100 - 800)
|Zoom wide (W)||35 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||105 mm (3 x)|
|Lens Aperture||F2.8 - F4.9|
|Digital zoom||Yes, smooth up to 3.6x|
|Auto Focus|| Auto Contrast detection
AiAF (9 area)
FlexiZone AF/AE area selection (over 300 areas)
|AF Illumination lamp||Yes, visible light (white)|
|Manual Focus||10 cm (Wide) / 30 cm (Tele) - Infinity|
|Normal focus range||80 cm - Infinity|
|Macro focus range||10 cm (Wide) / 30 cm (Tele) - 80 cm|
|Min shutter|| Auto: 1/8 sec
Program / Aperture Priority: 1 sec
Shutter Priority / Manual: 15 sec
|Max shutter|| Wide angle F2.8 - F3.5,
Telephoto F4.9 - F6.3: 1/1000 sec
Wide angle F4.0 - F8.0, Telephoto F7.1 - F8.0: 1/1500 sec
|Noise reduction||Yes, for shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower|
|Exposure adjustment||-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Auto bracketing|| 3 images
0.3 - 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
|Focus bracketing||Yes, 3 positions|
Wide: F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1,
|Shutter priority|| 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5,
2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10,
1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125,
1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250*,
* Only Wide angle F4.0 - F8.0, Telephoto F7.1 - F8.0
|Exposure Modes|| Auto
Program AE, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Custom
Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
|White Balance|| Auto
Custom preset 1
Custom preset 2
|Continuous|| High speed: 2.5 fps, max
Normal: 1.5 fps, max 14 images
(Large / Fine, LCD switched off)
|Movie clip|| 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 3
mins (including audio)
160 x 120, 15 fps, max 3 mins (including audio)
|Photo Effects|| Off
Custom (Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation: all +/-1 level)
|Built-in Flash||Yes, fixed internal|
|Flash Range (Auto ISO)||
W: 35 cm - 4.8 m (1.1 ft. - 15.7 ft.)
|Flash Range (ISO 100)||
W: 55 cm 4 m (1.8 ft. 13.1 ft.)
|Flash compensation||+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Flash manual control||Yes, Manual Exposure Mode, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority|
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal, in line with lens|
|Self-timer||Yes, 2 or 10 sec delay|
|Timelapse|| 1 - 60 min interval
2 - 100 frames
|Orientation sensor||Yes, can be disabled. Images are
tagged with orientation.
* Note: Works with ACDSEE 5.0 "auto" lossless rotation feature
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage media||Compact Flash Type I or Type II (Microdrive supported)|
|Storage included||32 MB Compact Flash Type I card|
|Viewfinder||Optical, no dioptre adjustment, 82% frame coverage|
|LCD||1.8" TFT, approx. 100% frame coverage|
|Playback zoom||Yes, 2x - 10x|
|Print Compliance|| DPOF
Canon Direct Print: Canon CP-10 / CP-100 / Bubble Jet printers
|Remote Capture||PC control via USB|
|Battery||Yes, NB-2L, 7.4 V 570mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable|
|Battery charger||Yes, supplied charger|
|Weight (inc. battery)||315 g (11.1 oz)|
|Dimensions (inc. grip)||112 x 58 x 42 mm (4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in)|
|Click for glossary entry / help|
|Fangorn Forest by cand1d|
|Yosemite Falls with Moonbow by Jonathan Shapiro|
from Best Landscape of the Week 4
The new stuff should have better red hues, improved sensitivity and finer grain - but don't worry - will still shift blues to green, greens to purple and yellows to pink.
Ricoh has introduced a new rugged compact camera with a 16MP CMOS sensor, 28-140mm lens, 2.7" LCD and built-in LED macro lights. Read more
This compact drone can shoot HD video using a 2-axis stabilized 12MP camera. Read more
The new Prynt Pocket can print a photo directly from their iPhone simply by inserting the phone into the printer, then snapping a photo. Each print will cost about 50 cents. Read more
Updates for Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom CC bring support for the Sony A9 and Panasonic ZS70/TZ90, along with bug fixes.
The Triggertrap remote camera control system is no longer sold due to the company folding, but now users will be able to build their own. Read more
The Magic Format Converter comes with internal optics that expand the image circle of full-frame DSLR lenses for use on the Fuji medium format camera. Read more
The usually Apple-exclusive MacPhun software developer has announced that it will introduce PC versions of two of its most popular applications. Both Aurora HDR and Luminar should be available for the Windows operating system by the autumn of this year. Read more
Sony's newest G Master telephoto zoom, announced alongside the a9, is the first of the company's FE lenses to reach 400mm natively. We had one in California and photographed horses, portraits, and landscapes - check out how it did. Read more
Garmin has entered the 360-camera market with the VIRB, which captures 5.7K video at 30p as well as 15MP stills. Read more
German media reports that the founders of the company behind the Panono 360-degree ball camera have filed for bankruptcy at a court in Berlin. Read more
With a claimed 800 new custom parts, Microsoft's updated Surface Pro comes with the latest Kaby Lake processors, better battery life, a new hinge, plus the Surface Pen is updated as well. Read more
DW Photo is attempting to resurrect the Hy6 medium format camera, though the legal tangles of its development may stop it being branded Rolleiflex.
The Kodak EKTRA, the company's 'camera first' smartphone, is now available to purchase in the United States. Read more
Apple and Nokia have settled their years-old patent dispute. Apple will make an undisclosed payment to Nokia and sign a licensing agreement related to digital health products with the Finnish company.
David Gibson, one of Britain's best known street shooters, shares all.
Photographers from the SKYGLOW project travelled 150k miles and took 3 million photos in increasingly rare locations: those without light pollution.
The world's fastest 200mm was produced for 16 years. In that time, only 8000 were made.
Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, has announced that it will become an annual event beginning in 2018, and expand its focus to additional areas of imaging technology. Read more
No mic socket? No problem. In this video, Daniel Peters at Photo Gear News shows you how to make a lapel microphone using just a smartphone and a pair of earbuds.
How does the iPhone 7 Plus stack up against the Arri Alexa cinema camera? Watch this short video to find out.
Canon Australia's video series "The Lab" is designed to make photographers experiment and think outside the box. In the latest video a group of photographers create images based on their sense of taste.
The GH5 is expected to get a firmware update this summer to support 400Mbps internal recording. NewsShooter explores what memory cards you'll need to make it work.
Microsoft's new Surface Pro offers Intel's latest processor generation and improved battery life.
Riding a mountain bike downhill is dangerous enough in daylight, but potentially lethal at night. Which is where drones come in.
Rumors abound that Canon (and maybe Nikon) may produce a mirrorless camera based using their existing DSLR mount. Does this guarantee immediate great lens choice or a perpetually second-rate experience? Read more
According to rumors, the next camera from Nest will be able to capture 4K video, though that resolution will be only used for 'virtual' pan and tilt functions.
Boundary's Prima 'fully modular' backpack is expandable to 30L and has a removable camera case and tablet sleeve. Early Kickstarter backers can get one for $189.
Stanley Greene captured 'brutally honest' photographs in the war zones of the Middle East, Chechnya and Georgia. He was also one of the few African-American photographers working internationally.
Owners of Leica M cameras that suffer from peeling CCDs will be able to claim a free repair in the future so long as the camera was purchased within five years of the fault becoming apparent, the company has announced. Read more