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Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver

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PowerShot S2 IS
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With a digital camera all the pictures you make are stored digitally, which means you can instantly view a picture after you have taken it and take as many pictures as you like, without having to buy new films all the time. It is easy to download the pictures from your camera to your computer, either at home or at the shop and edit them before printing. Once they are on your computer, you can easily share your pics with the rest of the world by putting them on-line, or e-mailing them to friends.
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Long product name Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver

PowerShot S2 IS NON 5Mpix 12xopt USM
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Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver

The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver as supplied by the manufacturer
With a wide to super telephoto 12x optical zoom lens and both exceptional digital camera and video functionality, the PowerShot S2 IS gives you the freedom to capture every scene, any way you want.

Super Lens Performance
With Optical Image Stabilizer (IS), Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and a UD lens element, the PowerShot S2 IS's 12x optical zoom is no ordinary lens. Optical IS works to counteract camera shake - even at full zoom and in low light conditions - for ultra sharp photos and movies. USM provides super responsive, smooth and near silent zoom, while the UD element reduces chromatic aberrations for razor sharp images with superb colour accuracy. A super macro mode allows for precise focusing no matter how close you get to your subject.

Extra Long, High Quality Movies
Combine the powerful lens with capacity to shoot up to 60 minutes of VGA quality movies¹ with full stereo sound. A dedicated movie button gets you shooting immediately in either 15 or 30fps to ensure you never miss those once in a lifetime moments. The Photo In Movie feature allows full resolution digital stills to be taken whilst shooting a movie.

Superior Technology
The DIGIC II processor delivers incredible 2.4 fps continuous shooting², super fast auto focus and rapid start up, plus superb colour rendering and white balance accuracy for natural skin tones and rich, vibrant colours.

Creative control
For the ultimate in creative control over digital stills and movies, the PowerShot S2 IS provides 18 shooting modes. These include 6 Special Scene modes for great results in tricky lighting conditions, and My Colors for special effect colour swapping and manipulation. Direct manual control is available over a multitude of settings, such as focus, IS mode, shutter speed and aperture, and audio sampling rate.

Ergonomic flexibility
A 1.8" vari-angle LCD maximises shooting and playback pleasure, with Night Display for improved visibility in low light.

Take your experience further
Extend your zoom range to a staggering 27mm - 648mm with optional wide and tele converter lenses. Other optional accessories available include a close-up lens and High-Power Flash. For your post-shooting creativity, a variety of editing software is included and you can also print direct without a PC to any PictBridge or Canon Direct Print compatible photo printer.

Online action
Canon iMAGE Gateway³ provides access to 100MB of internet storage for images, and movies - perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Short summary description Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon PowerShot PowerShot S2 IS, 5.3 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 2592 x 1944 pixels, 4:3, 12x
Long summary description Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver :

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, PowerShot. Megapixel: 5.3 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5", Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 12x, Digital zoom: 4x. ISO sensitivity: 50, 100, 200, 400, Auto. Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction. Display: LCD, Display diagonal: 4.57 cm (1.8")

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 2592 x 1944pixels Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Picture quality
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
5.3 MP
Image sensor size *
1/2.5"
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Maximum image resolution *
Resolution is the amount of detail held by an image. The higher the resolution, the better (sharper) the image. The maximum image resolution produces the best image.
2592 x 1944 pixels
Supported aspect ratios
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of an image to its height. The supported aspect ratios are the aspect ratios that can be shown by the device.
4:3
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
12x
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
4x
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
50, 100, 200, 400, Auto
Flash
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Auto, Red-eye reduction
Display
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
4.57 cm (1.8")
Ports & interfaces
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
1 x USB 2.0 High Speed (Mini-B, PTP);
1 x A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Alkaline
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
AA
Design
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Silver
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
405 g
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
- ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser;
- PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture;
- TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me);
- ArcSoft PhotoStudio.
Other features
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
PC: Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2;
Mac: OS X v10.1.5 - 10.3.
Audio recorder
Device or software used to record audio (music or speech).
Up to 60 s per image
Interface
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
USB 2.0
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
Yes
Power source
What is providing power for the product e.g. mains electricity.
4 x AA
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
113 x 78 x 75.5 mm
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
15 – 1/3200
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
11 elements in 9 groups (1 aspherical element, 1 UD element)
Data compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Photo mode
Device can take photos.
Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-09-25
Testseek has collected 34 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot S2 IS and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
82%
Source Review comments Score
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
Weighing just over half a kilo, Canons 5-megapixel PowerShot S2 IS is a hefty camera. Its large silver body feels robust and the protruding textured grip makes the camera comfortable to use. The zoom rocker and shutter button are perfectly position...
100%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04
Big-zoom, image-stabilised cameras are a hot item. While previously we have looked at the Panasonic Lumix FZ5 and the Sony CyberShot H1, this time round its Canons latest, the PowerShot S2 IS.
90%
digitalartsonline.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
There’s a high demand for big-zoom, image-stabilized cameras, and manufacturers are rolling them out like there’s no tomorrow. We reviewed Panasonic’s Lumix FZ5 and Sony’s CyberShot H1 a few months ago, and now Canon has released t...
90%
Cameras.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
All in all the Canon Powershot S2 IS is an impressive package. As well as its 12x optical zoom it comes packed with features. It is one of the more expensive cameras of its type and you will need to spend time getting to know the camera well to be able to...
83%
T3.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Is size important? Lens size that is. While this new Canon boasts many features found in run-of-the-mill compact snappers, its the massive 12x zoom that really leaps out at you. Importantly it also features Canons Image Stabiliser technology, which...
80%
pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon Powershot S2 IS provides specification and lens to spare making it an ideal choice for those wanting a relatively compact camera but with advanced control options and enough of a lens to cover almost any shooting situation.
80%
Photoradar.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
A compact ultra-zoom model, the main differences between this and its predecessor are a much-needed boost from 3.2-megapixels to a more respectable 5-megapixels, and an upgraded lens that now allows 12x optical zoom, as opposed to 10x on the old model...
A compact ultra-zoom model, the main differences between this and its predecessor are a much-needed boost from 3.2-megapixels to a more respectable 5-megapixels, and an upgraded lens that now allows 12x optical zoom, as opposed to 10x on the old model...
80%
Photoradar.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
A compact ultra-zoom model, the main differences between this and its predecessor are a much-needed boost from 3.2-megapixels to a more respectable 5-megapixels, and an upgraded lens that now allows 12x optical zoom, as opposed to 10x on the old model...
A compact ultra-zoom model, the main differences between this and its predecessor are a much-needed boost from 3.2-megapixels to a more respectable 5-megapixels, and an upgraded lens that now allows 12x optical zoom, as opposed to 10x on the old model...
80%
dpexpert.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04
The Canon Powershot S2 IS is a 5 megapixel camera in the pseudo SLR form. It has a 12x optical zoom with a film-equivalent range of 36mm~432mm. The lens is fast ? f2.7 to f3.5 and it is image stabilised. The LCD screen swivels and has the Narcissus fu...
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