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Canon PowerShot S3 IS
The third generation of Canon's S-series has the most video capability in its class (including stereo sound and a high-speed frame rate of 60 fps) and a panning mode for its image stabilization. While the LCD is the smallest and lowest-res of the group, it swivels and tilts for any-angle shooting.
Smart: Movie Snap lets you take a high-res still frame any time while shooting movies.
Fun: Various color adjustments let you accent single colors or swap colors, etc.
Imaging: 6.0MP (effective) CCD. Lens: 12X 36-432mm (35mm equivalent) f/2.7-3.5. LCD: 2.0-in., 115,000 pixels with tilt and swivel. EVF: 0.35-in., 115,000 pixels. Image stabilization: Lens-based, continuous or shoot only, normal or panning mode. ISO range: 80-800. Storage: SD/MMC card; JPEG format. Output: Hi-Speed USB 2.0; NTSC/PAL video. Power: 4 AA batteries. Size/weight: 4.5x3.1x3.0 in.; 1.1 lb with card and batteries. Video: 640x480 at 30 fps, 320x160 at 60 fps; image stabilization and zooming; stereo sound. CIPA battery life rating: 110 shots (alkaline), 550 shots (2,300 mAh NiMH), 50% with flash. In the box: alkaline batteries, 16MB SD card, neck strap, AV and USB cables, software (Canon Digital Camera Solution). Auxiliary wide and telephoto lenses, slave flash available.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
• Has panning stabilization.
• Tilt and swivel LCD.
Certified Test Results:
Noise: Low at ISO 80 (1.75), Moderately Low at ISO 100 (2.175), Moderate at ISO 200 (2.915), High/Unacceptable at ISO 400 (3.99), ISO 800 (5.325) and HI (3.755)
Color: Excellent. Average Delta E: 7.48. ISO 80, AWB
Resolution: Extremely High at ISO 80 (1636), ISO 100 (1591), and ISO 200 (1546), Very High at ISO 400 (1495), ISO 800 (1366) and High (1391)
Lens Distortion: Visible Barrel at 1x (.45%), Imperceptible Barrel at 5x (.02%), Imperceptible Pincushion at 10X (.02%)