Canon PowerShot S2 IS

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PowerShot S2 IS


Type of camera:Compact digital camera with built-in flash and 12x Optical / 4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom
Image capture device:5.0-megapixel, 1/2.5-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total pixels:Approximately 5.3 megapixels
Effective pixels:Approximately 5.0 megapixels
Lens focal length:6.0-72.0mm, f2.7-3.5 (35mm film equivalent
Digital zoom:4x
Focusing range: Normal: 1.6 feet/50 centimeters to infinity (wide), 3.0 feet/90 centimeters to infinity (telephoto); macro: 3.9 inches to 1.6 feet/10 to 50 centimeters; super macro: 0 to 3.9 inches/0 to 10 centimeters; TTL sutofocus (continuous/single)
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:Approximately 115,000 pixels
LCD coverage:100%
Maximum aperture:f2.7 (wide) to f3.5 (telephoto)
Shutter speed:15 seconds to 1/3200 second; slow shutter speed of 15 to 1.3 seconds is only available in select modes
Sensitivity:AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light metering method:Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot metering frame with spot mode is center-fixed
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
White balance control:Auto, pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), custom flash
Built-in flash: Operation modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON/OFF
Flash range: Normal: 2.3 to 17.1 feet/0.7 to 5.2 meters (wide), 2.3 to 13.1 feet/0.7 to 4.0 meters (telephoto); macro: 1.0 feet to 2.3 feet/0.3 to 0.7 meters (when sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling time:Approximately 10 seconds or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
Flash exposure compensation:+/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
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 and White, Custom
Self-timer:Activates shutter after an approximately 2 second or 10 second delay, or custom
Continuous shooting: High-speed: approximately 2.4 shots/seconds; normal: approximately 1.5 shots/second (Large/Fine mode)
Storage media:SD memory card
File format:Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Image recording format:Normal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG compression mode: Still image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG); movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG;Audio data: WAVE (Stereo))
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: 640 x 480 (VGA Fine/VGA), 320 x 240 (QVGA)
Playback modes file:Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Slide show, Magnification (approximately 2 to 10x), Jump, Movie
Erase modes: Still image: single image, all images; movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer interface:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B PTP)
Video out:NTSC, PAL
Audio out:Stereo
Other: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:Four AA-size alkaline battery; four AA-size NiMH battery; compact power adapter CA-PS700
Shooting capacity: Still image: approximately 130 shots with AA-size alkaline battery, approximately 550 shots with AA-size NiMH battery; movie: approximately 210 minutes (AA-size Alkaline battery), approximately 300 minutes (AA-size NiMH battery)
Playback time:Approximately 800 minutes (AA-size Alkaline batteries), approximately 900 minutes (AA-size NiMH batteries)
Language display:21 display languages
Operating temperature:32 to 104 degrees F/0 to 40 degrees C
Operating humidity:10 to 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D):4.45 x 3.07 x 2.97 inches/113.0 x 78.0 x 75.5mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight:Approximately 14.3 ounces/405 grams (camera body only)