You’ll use this for menu navigation and adjusting manual exposure settings. Directly above the lens is the S3’s pop-up flash, which is raised manually. In record mode, pressing the set button activates the camera’s FlexiZone focusing system. The camera took in plenty of light thanks to its manual shutter speed control, and noise levels are reasonable for a 6MP camera. Its a great size, fits into my hand comfortably. You should be able to make large prints of the ISO 80, , and shots without issue.

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There is no utility for the OS Version you selected. The Sound Recorder feature lets you record up to 2 hours of audio to the memory card, while the movie editing feature lets you cut unwanted footage from the beginning or end of your videos. In theory the camera’s caon shot limit for video is one hour, but it’s a non-issue as the 4 gig cards will only hold 30 minutes of best quality video.

Sat next to the S2 IS the new camera looks a lot more serious, and is a lot more inconspicuous when you’re out shooting.

I could have done better, but I spent at least a couple of hours with the camera on, fooling with menus and settings and reviewing the photos and videos.

Using the internal stereo mic allows you to put a soundtrack to your creations, as well. Discover our versatile and reliable printers. Tested in full working order. That being said, having explored everything this camera has to offer, I’ve come to the conclusion that unless I decide to do photography seriously and make money with it, this camera is all I need, and getting an SLR is not only expensive, but mav absolutely unnecessary for my needs. This charger kit comes with four AA rechargeable batteries powered by Nickel Metal-Hydride technology that’s free of the frustrating “memory” effect.


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Dimensions W x H x D, excluding protrusions. The S3’s three image stabilization settings are worth noting. Pages with related products.

Photo, document and large format for business and home. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. So, I’ll start by saying that I am not a professional photographer, nor do I aspire to become one. The strap is lightly padded and features wide tapered ends for maximum comfort. Most digital still cameras shoot video at just one focal length.

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Review: Digital Photography Review

Item is in your Cart. An underdog performer While very dated now, this camera still holds it’s own in the field. The camera took well-exposed photos with accurate color, low purple fringing levels, pleasing sharpness, and Canon’s cabon “smooth” look.

Beyond Megapixels, greater amounts of megapixels aregood only because they allow you to crop the image and stillmaintain a good amount of detail. I acquired another after having sold my first a long time ago, simply because it’s far more convenient to carry in situations when my larger DSLR and lenses aren’t appropriate. Cahon drones cause chaos at London’s Gatwick international airport.


Purple fringing levels were moderate, and can be reduced by using a smaller aperture.

Love the pop up flash. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary. It may not be a replacement for a DSLR, but it can complement one well for some uses.

In max, I thinkthe indoor setting is better than a flash in many respects. Powerful and discrete security and CCTV cameras. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

If you need more kac, check out this sample moviewhich illustrates how the OIS system reduces camera shake. The S2 was one of my favorite ultra zoom cameras of This makes it possible to create self-portraits, shoot over crowds, snap hip-level shots, and produce macro views. See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that’s still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig.