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Canon Powershot S2 Is Digital Camera

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Family vacations. Weddings. Sporting events. Baby's first steps. Just hanging around. Canon's new five megapixel PowerShot S2 IS digital camera allows consumers from the novice to the photo enthusiast the ability to capture high quality still images and movie clips of life's most significant events. The PowerShot S2 IS digital camera combines exceptional ease-of-use, functionality and image quality in a lightweight package.

The 5.0 megapixel PowerShot S2 IS provides users with high quality resolution, color & low noise. The camera's fast f/2.7(W)-f/3.5(T) image stabilized 6.0-72.0mm 12x zoom lens (36-432mm equivalent) makes tack-sharp long telephoto shooting positively practical.

When the optical zoom is augmented with the camera's 4x digital zoom,the maximum focal length effectively becomes equivalent to a 1728mm lens on a 35mm camera. Despite its extensive optical range, the lens is ultra-compact and retracts securely into the camera when it is powered down.

In addition, there are 2 levels of close-up shooting, Macro & Super Macro. Super Macro mode enables extreme close-up shooting to 0 cm from the end of lens barrel, for creative shooting.

You've taken the picture, reviewed it, like it & can not wait to print it out. What next? Direct Printing significantly expands the appeal of the PowerShot S2 IS digital camera by making it simple, quick & convenient to produce high-quality photos without the need for a personal computer. Simply connect theS2 IS directly to a Canon Compact or Canon Direct Photo Printer, as well as PictBridge compatible printer and press the blue lighted Print/Share button on the back of the S2 IS & you are printing.

With Canon's optical Image Stabilization technology, users have the flexibility of actually shooting at shutter speeds 2 stops lower than would otherwise be possible. The PowerShot S2 IS digital camera is also the first PowerShot digital camera with multi-mode Image Stabilization, users can choose between Continuous IS, Panning IS & a new "Shoot Only" IS mode that is only active during exposure while shooting still photos.

PowerShot S2 IS users will enjoy the flexibility of a full array of exposure control settings similar to SLR models, including Program, Shutter & Aperture-priority AE modes, & Manual Mode. In addition, there are 18 Shooting Modes including 6 Special Scene Modes, which are Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor & Night Snapshots, for optimum results in certain shooting situations. The PowerShot S2 IS digital camera has a maximum shutter speed of 1/3200 second & can capture still photos continuously at rates up to 2.4 fps.

The PowerShot S2 IS digital camera keeps data compression rates low, so movies record at high quality with VGA resolution at 30 frames per second (fps). Individual movie clips can last as long as 60 minutes or produce file sizes up to 1GB on an SD media card. What's more, powerful features are available for greater freedom.

Key Features

  • Ultra-compact, with all the resolution and zoom you want
  • Compact 5.0 Megapixel digital camera featuring super long 12x Optical /4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer technology, UD glass and Aspherical lens for excellent sharpness and color
  • Have it all in one ultra-compact camera. 5.0 Megapixels of imaging power deliverstunning detail and clarity, even to oversized prints and the closest crop-ins.
  • The impressively long 12x Optical Zoom is a feat of engineering, with Image Stabilizer (IS) technology that eliminates camera shake and a UD lens that provides brilliant color accuracy across the entire zoom range. The 4x Digital Zoom brings combined zooming power all the way to 48x for superb detail at sporting events, school concerts and more.
  • Because great shots can happen any time
  • Takes still images up to 5.0 Megapixels while shooting movies with the new, exclusive "MovieSnap" feature
  • Now there's no need to interrupt your movie when you see a great shot. With the S2 IS's new MovieSnap feature, you can simply press the shutter to capture a full 5.0 Megapixel still image at any time while recording a movie.
  • True motion pictures with high-end options
  • High-quality 30 fps VGA continuous movie recording, with powerful features including optical zooming during the movie and Stereo Sound
  • Wait until you see the difference that 30 frames-per-second VGA continuous movierecording makes in your films. You'll hear the difference, too: the S2 IS is equipped to record in stereo, with a high sampling rate, adjustable microphone level setting and wind filter option for excellent sound quality.
  • The camera even allows digital zooming and manual focus during movie recording.
  • Advanced Imaging Technology Improves Every Photo
  • DIGIC II Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for superior image quality, fastercamera operation and lower power consumption
  • Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor is designed to improve processing speed and image quality, so the DIGIC II processor provides markedly faster camera startup, autofocus and playback plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.
  • iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC II Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
  • Fastest Performance Standard
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for faster downloads and file transfers
  • PowerShot S2 IS supports the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard, so you'll enjoy the highest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 compatible computer. The camera's performance level is high enough to take full advantage of super-high-speed SD memory cards as well.
  • See it on the Big Screen
  • 1.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD screen for clear image previews and reviews, and specialNight Display function option for clearer view of subjects in dim shooting conditions
  • Bright and sharp, the camera's power-saving LCD monitor measures a full 1.8 inches with a stunning 115,000 pixel resolution. With it, you can view your scene before and after you shoot it with extraordinary clarity.
  • And when you're shooting at dusk or at night, Night Display function lets you see the display clearly. It brightens the object by reducing the frame rate on the LCD screen.
  • A substantial lineup of available accessories.
  • Wide range of system accessories including supplementary lenses and HF-DC1 auxiliary flash unit
  • PowerShot S2 IS lets you add value and take your photography even further with optional accessories. Wide-angle Converter and Tele Converter lenses prepare youfor capturing any shot perfectly, while a High Power Flash doubles your flash range for pro-level illumination.
  • You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high resolution borderless images in post card size or 8.5"x11" size within minutes.
  • The Complete Print Solutions
  • Direct Photo Printers:
    For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers which allow you to print directly in one of two ways: plug the compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied cable, or simply insert a memory card with supplied adapter.
  • Compact Photo Printers:
    Compact Photo Printers let you produce versatile, fun 4" x 6" Postcards, 4" x 8"Wide greeting cards or Credit card size prints in just three easy steps: connect, press and print. Control the printer right from your camera's LCD monitor.
  • You get durable dye-sublimated credit card size, post card size or wide size prints - fast. Bordered and borderless options are available. Available paper types let you create mini or credit card size labels. You can even take the SELPHY CP600 printer to a party or an outdoor picnic using its included rechargeable battery.
  • PictBridge:
    The Card Photo Printers CP600, CP400 CP-330, CP-220, CP-300 and CP-200 support PictBridge, a new print standard. This standard enables any digital camera that supports PictBridge to connect and print to any PictBridge compliant printer.

Technical Specs

Image sensor 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 5.3 Million
Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 Million
Lens Focal Length: 6.0 - 72.0mm f/2.7-3.5
(35mm film equivalent: 36-432mm)
Maximum Aperture: f/2.7 (W) - 3.5 (T)
Digital Zoom 12x Optical / 4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom
Optical viewfinder 0.33 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD monitor 1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with variable-angle function
LCD Pixels: Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Autofocus method TTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
Focusing range Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-Infinity (W)
3.0 ft./90cm-Infinity (T)
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm
Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm
Shutter speeds 15-1/3200 sec.; Slow shutter speed of 15-1.3 sec. is only available in select modes.
Exposure control method Exposure Control Method: Program AE, Shutter speed-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, ManualAE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot** Metering frame with Spot Mode is center-fixed.
Continuous shooting High-speed: approx. 2.4 shots/sec.
Normal: approx. 1.5 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Shooting Modes: Auto; Creative zone: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Night Snapshot), Stitch Assist, Movie,My Colors
Photo Effects: Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec., approx. 10 sec. delay, Custom
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed) AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White balance Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), Custom
Built-in flash operating modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON/OFF
Recycling Time: Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Flash range Normal: 2.3-17.1 ft./0.7-5.2m (W), 2.3-13.1 ft./0.7-4.0m (T)
Macro: 1.0 ft.-2.3 ft./0.3-0.7m (when sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Terminals for external flash High Power Flash HF-DC1 compatible
Storage media SD Memory Card
Image recording format File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
JPEG Compression Mode: Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (Stereo))
Image-quality modes Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Resloution Modes Number of Recording Pixels:
Still Image: 2,592 x 1,944 (Large)
2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 1)
1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2)
640 x 480 (Small)
Movie Recording 640 x 480 (VGA Fine/VGA), 320 x 240 (QVGA)
AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (Stereo))
Audio Yes
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B PTP)
SD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and PIXMA Photo Printers via camera's USB cable (no computer required) or PictBridge compatible printers.
Power Source 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4) 2. AA-size NiMH Battery (x4) 3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
Shooting Capacity: Still Image: approx. 130 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 550 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery) *1Movie: approx. 210 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 300 min. (AA-size NiMH Battery)
Playback Time: Approx. 800 min. (AA-size Alkaline Batteries), approx. 900 min. (AA-size NiMH Batteries)
Video Output NTSC, PAL
Audio Out: Stereo
Dimensions W x H x D: 4.45 x 3.07 x 2.97 in. / 113.0 x 78.0 x 75.5mm (excluding protrusions)
21 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish)
Weight Approx. 14.3 oz./405g (camera body only)
Special features Playback Modes File : Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Slide show, Magnification (approx. 2 to 10x), Jump, Movie
Erase Modes: Still Image: Single image, All images Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
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