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Canon PowerShot S60

Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.6x optical zoom
Image Capture Device
Type 1/1.8 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 5.3 Million
Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 Million
Focal Length 5.8 (W) - 20.7 (T)mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 100mm)
Digital Zoom 4.1x
Focusing Range Normal AF: 50cm (1.6 ft.) †infinity (W/T); Macro AF: 4 †50cm/1.6 in. †1.6 ft. (W)/30 †50cm/1.0 †1.6 ft. (T)
Autofocus System 9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.8 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approximately 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 - f/8.0 (W); f/5.3 - f/8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/2,000 sec.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO*/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent (*Camera automatically sets optimum speeds.)
Light Metering Method Evaluation/Center-weighted average/Spot* (*Metering frame selectable from center fixed/ AF point-linked)
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is available
White Balance
White Balance Control TTL Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash, Underwater), or Custom White Balance (1 position)
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto/On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Syncro
Flash Range Normal: 55cm †3.7m/1.8 †12 ft. (W); 55cm †2.0m/1.8 †6.6 ft. (T) (When ISO is set to AUTO)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less.(battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Creative zone: P, Av, Tv, M, Custom; Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White and Custom
Self-Timer Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless Control Available (playback is available too)
Continuous Shooting High Speed: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.; Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.; (Large/Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
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
Image Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)/RAW
JPEG Compression Mode SuperFine, Fine or Normal
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, 320 x 240, 160 x 120
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Stil Images: Single Image, All Images; Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/ PAL
Other CF card slot (accepts Type I & Type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Photo Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L); Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700; Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2
Shooting Capacity NB-2LH: Approx. 240*2 (LCD on), Approx. 550 (LCD off)
Playback Time Approx 210 min. *3
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32 †104 °F (0 †40 °C)
Operating Humidity 10 †90%
(W x H x D)
4.49 x 2.22 x 1.53 in./ 114.0 x 56.5 x 38.8mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 8.11 oz./ 230g (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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