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Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

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Long product name Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

Powershot S2 IS 5Mp 12x opt zoom 2.4fpsUSB2.0 1.8inch LCD
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Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver:
The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 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 Silver:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 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, 4:3, 12x, 4x
Long summary description Canon PowerShot S2 IS 5.3MP 1/2.5" CCD 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, Focal length range (f-f): 0.236 - 2.83" (6 - 72 mm). ISO sensitivity: 50, 100, 200, 400, Auto. Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction. Video formats supported: AVI

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

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Picture quality
Megapixel *
5.3 MP
Image sensor size *
1/2.5"
Sensor type *
CCD
Supported aspect ratios
4:3
Lens system
Optical zoom *
12x
Digital zoom *
4x
Focal length range (f-f)
0.236 - 2.83" (6 - 72 mm)
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
50, 100, 200, 400, Auto
Flash
Flash modes *
Auto, Red-eye reduction
Video
Video formats supported
AVI
Memory
Compatible memory cards *
sd
Display
Display *
LCD
Display diagonal *
1.8"
Display resolution (numeric)
115.000 pixels
Ports & interfaces
I/O ports
1 x USB 2.0 (Mini-B, PTP); 1 x A/V (PAL/NTSC)
Battery
Battery technology *
Alkaline
Battery type
AA
Design
Color of product *
Silver
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Yes
Weight & dimensions
Width *
4.45" (113 mm)
Depth *
3.07" (78 mm)
Height *
2.97" (75.5 mm)
Weight *
14.3 oz (405 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
- ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser; - PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture; - TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me); - ArcSoft PhotoStudio.
Other features
Interface
USB 2.0
Audio recorder
60s
Data compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Lens system
n/a
Built-in flash
Yes
Camera shutter speed
15 - 1/3200
Photo mode
Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Power source
4 x AA
Compatible operating systems
PC: Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2; Mac: OS X v10.1.5 - 10.3.
Digital SLR
No
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
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
electronicsme.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon PowerShot S2 IS comes from a good digital camera line. After the success of last year's PowerShot S1 IS, Canon has improved an already full featured camera. This digital still camera is leading the way with abundant electronics technology. Pa...
Bottom line The Canon PowerShot S2 IS is a quality digital still camera with a powerful 12x optical zoom lens. Add the sharp photos it takes and it makes the PowerShot S2 IS an automatic choice to add to your photo gadget bag. Pros12 times optical zoom High perfor...
92%
review-shop.com
Updated:
2014-03-31
After getting my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, I started having doubts if maybe Canon PowerShot S2 IS was the way to go. The only way to find out was to buy the Canon S2 IS and compare it with my Panasonic FZ5. So I purchased the Canon S2 IS and after using...
80%
letsgodigital.org
Updated:
2011-09-25
When we used the Canon Powershot S2 IS it turned out to be a versatile digital camera. High resolution images, advanced videos with stereo sound and a large optical range with optical stabilisation are ingredients that enable a versatile use of the cam...
79%
Digitaltrends.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
This class of camera is one of the great deals for 2005.
75%
pcmag.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The PowerShot S2 IS boasts good picture quality, but the small LCD and poor electronic viewfinder make it problematic for use Specs: Megapixels: 5, Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Secure Digital, Maximum Re...
70%
Neocamera.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon Powershot S2 IS is a difficult camera to evaluate. While it is has some impressive specifications and is very full-featured, it also exhibits several imaging problems. An important point is that it provides a combination of features current...
60%
steves-digicams.com
Updated:
2014-03-31
The camera?s compact ergonomic design includes strategically placed controls for convenient telephoto and movie shooting, plus a large rubberized grip, which makes holding the camera easy, well balanced and secure. The grip even includes a soft back an...
0%
imaging-resource.com
Updated:
2014-03-31
The Canon S2 IS accommodates a wide range of users with its variable level of exposure control. Experienced shooters will appreciate the Manual, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority modes, while novices will find the Auto, Program AE, and Scene modes u...
0%
dcresource.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Last years PowerShot S1 IS was one of the most popular ultra zoom cameras on the market. It was one of the first "hybrid" cameras to successfully combine the best features from digital cameras and camcorders. Earlier this year Canon introduced i...
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bityard.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
As people demand more out of their digital cameras, there is a growing demand for more features. The Powershot S2 IS is the next step in consumer camera evolution. While resembling a standard SLR camera, this not a SLR. It features what can be though...
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digitalcamerainfo.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon PowerShot S2 picks up where the PowerShot S1 IS left off. The S1 brought Canon into the ultra zoom race for compact cameras, demonstrating that Canon was capable of transferring both their DV technology and advanced lens construction into con...
0%
dpinterface.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
DPInterface Canon PowerShot S2 IS ReviewBrad Soo - June 6th, 2005 (Updated January 1st, 2006) The brand new Canon S2 IS, the follow-up to last years S1 IS, features some excellent upgrades such as the addition of an AF-assist beam, a longer 12x image...
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Megapixel.net
Updated:
2011-09-25
While the body design of the S2 follows that of the S1, a close look at the PowerShot S2 IS s exterior reveals a few differences. Some of these are a reflection of enhancements made to the cameras performance, while others improve its ergonomics.
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avecmobile.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Canon Powershot S2 reviews on Amazon.com. Canon Powershot S2 reviews on Amazon.de Stay informed about our new product reviews, recommendations, news, tips, viewpoints and how-to guides by subscribing to our free newsletter or RSS/XML newsfeed.
0%
dpreview.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Almost as soon as it was announced in February 2004, the PowerShot S1 IS - Canons long-awaited successor to the Pro 90 - made its way into dpreviews top 5 cameras (based on visitor clicks), a position it held for the best part of a year, despite stif...
Good Good resolution, New 12x zoom offers excellent 36-432mm range, Packed with features, Image stabilization works really well (and can be used in movie mode), Very quiet, Fast and responsive (faster focus than S1 IS), Stunning movie mode with high quality st...
Bad Occasional focus errors - especially at the telephoto end of the zoom in low light, Fairly noisy above ISO200, No rechargeable batteries supplied in the box, Viewfinder and screen can be difficult to see in very bright conditions, Images slightly soft and...
Bottom line In an increasingly crowded and competitive marketplace Canon had to make the successor to the S1 IS something more than a mere upgrade, and no one can deny they did just that, bringing improvements to virtually every aspect of the cameras performance...
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