Canon S3 is a recently launched third generation digital camera. To find about the features and specifications of Canon S 3 IS, read the review given below.

Canon S3

The new Canon S3 is a third generation, ‘super zoom’ digital camera, which is the successor of Canon S2 IS. The camera that was launched recently in India boasts of numerous novel features to woo the consumers. It offers a resolution of 6 megapixel as well as a 12x optical zoom. The fresh features of Canon S3 IS digital camerainclude DIGIC II, Optical Image Stabilizer, iSAPS, 9-Point AiAF, FlexiZone AF/AE and Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lens technology.
Canon S3 has a chic design, which enables easy maneuverability. It provides a number of power-packed features to the snapshot lovers. The camera body is made of plastic, which makes it light and comfortable to handle. It measures 113.4 x 78 x 75.5 mm and weighs merely 410 gm. The digicam comes with a 2 inch vari-angle LCD monitor, exhibiting 115,000 pixel images. For convenience, it is aided with a resourceful viewfinder and auto flash facility, providing maximum control to the photographer, for every indefinite action and opportunity.
Canon S3has extremely useful features. The camera houses a 6.0 megapixel CCD sensor, optical Image Stabilizer technology and video functionality, which provides an upper edge to the user.  It also has a 12x optical zoom, providing a closer sneak peek of the target. Moreover, Canon S3also features 20 shooting modes and My Colors photo effects, High ISO Auto and ISO 800 for low light flexibility and Widescreen (16:9) recording, making it apt for both still photos as well as movie making.
Technical Specifications
Weight (Without Battery)
 410 g
113.4 x 78 x 75.5 mm
  • 1/2.5 " Type CCD
  • 6.0 million effective pixel
File formats            
  • Still - JPEG (Exif 2.2)
  • Movie - AVI (Motion JPEG compression)
Image Sizes
  • 2816 x 2112
  • 2816 x 1584
  • 2272 x 1704
  • 1600 x 1200
  • 640 x 480
  • TTL
  • 1 point AF (any position)
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Manual
  • Evaluative
  • Center-weighted average
  • Spot (centre or linked to focusing frame)
Shutter Speed 
15 - 1/3200 sec
ISO Sensitivity
  • Auto
  • High ISO Auto
  • ISO 80
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
White Balance
  • TTL
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Flash
  • Custom
  • EVF (0.33" type)
  • 115,000 pixels
LCD Monitor
  • Vari-angle 2.0-inch Low Temp P-Si TFT
  • 115,000 pixels
  • Adjustable Brightness
  • SD / MMC compatible
  • 16MB card supplied
  • Auto
  • Manual Flash On / Off
  • Slow Synch
  • Red eye reduction
  • Flash exposure lock
  • Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
  • Manual Power adjustment
  • Second Curtain Synch
  • Range: 50cm-5.2m (wide) / 90cm-4.0m (tele) Manual Power adjustment
Image parameters            
My Colors (Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Positive film, Lighter skin tone, Darker skin tone, Vivid blue, Vivid red, Vivid Green, Custom color)
F2.7 - 3.5 (max)
  • 36-432mm equiv
  • 12x Optical zoom
  • F2.7-3.5 (max)
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • AV out
  • 4x AA Alkaline battery supplied or NiMH batteries
  • Optional AC adapter
Continuous Shooting     
  • High Speed approx. 2.3fps
  • Normal approx. 1.5fps
Self timer    
  • 2 or 10secs
  • Custom

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