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.
|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))
|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