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Canon PowerShot S1 IS

Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact Digital Still Camera with Built-in Flash and 10x Optical / 3.2x Digital / 32x Combined Zoom Lens. Lens and Flash accessories available.
Image Capture Device
Type 1/2.7-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 3.3 Million
Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 Million
Focal Length 5.8 (W) - 58.0 (T)mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 38 (W) - 380 (T)mm)
Digital Zoom 3.2x
Focusing Range 10cm (3.9 in.) - Infinity (W), 93cm/ 3.1 ft. - Infinity (T)
Manual focus: 10cm/ 3.9 in. - Infinity (W), 93cm/ 3.1 ft. - Infinity (T)
Autofocus System 1-point AF (Any position is available)
Optical Viewfinder Not available
LCD Monitor 1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with variable-angle function.
LCD Pixels Approximately 114,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - 3.1(T)
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2,000 sec. Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. and longer is only available in select modes.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO; ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative/ Center-weighted average/ Spot* * Selectable metering frame with Spot mode: Center/ AF-point linked
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), or Custom White Balance
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON/OFF
Flash Range 1.0 - 4.2m/ 3.3 - 14 ft., 1.0 - 3.8m/ 3.3 - 12 ft. (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time Approx. 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 stop in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto, Creative zone (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom), Image zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie)
Photo Effects Effect off, Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, Custom effect
Self-Timer Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless Control Available (Playback is available too)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.7 images/ sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Image Storage
Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II
File Format Design rule for camera file system (DCF*1)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
JPEG Compression Mode SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 2,048 x 1,536 (Large), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 1), 1,024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 640 x 480 (VGA-Fine/VGA) or 320 x 240 (QVGA)
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Slide Show, Magnified (Approx. 2 to 10x), Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Still Images: Single Image, All Images
Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video Out Audio/Video Output (Video:NTSC or PAL selectable monaural audio)
Other CF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and BJ Photo Printers (no computer required).
Power Supply
Power Source 1. Size AA Alkaline battery (x4)
2. Size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH) x 4
3. AC adapter (CA-PS700)
Shooting Capacity AA ALKALINE: LCD - Approx. 120 Shots*2; Viewfinder - Approx. 125 Shots
AA NiMH: LCD - Approx. 550 Shots; Viewfinder - Approx. 570 Shots
Playback Time Use of type AA alkaline battery (Panasonic brand): Approx. 330 min.*3 Size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH): Approx. 450min.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
(W x H x D)
4.37 x 3.07 x 2.60 in./111.0 x 78.0 x 66.1mm (excluding viewfinder and protrusions)
Weight Approx. 13.1 oz./ 370 g (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac Requirements OS: Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2).
Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports.
CPU: PowerPC.
Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).
PC Requirements OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/ME/2000/XP.
Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports.
CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ME/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP).
Interface: USB (Windows 98/ME/2000/ XP pre-install model only).

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