Pros

  • Optical image stabilization

Cons

  • Very low battery life

At A Glance

This is Canon's only model with an optical image stabilizer--rare on a still camera--but its battery life rates at the bottom

Manufacturer’s Description

The PowerShot S2 IS is ready for action! With high resolution, an exceptionally long and superbly engineered zoom, sophisticated movie capabilities and an exciting array of shooting options, this camera can more than handle the busiest lifestyles.

Wait until you see the difference that 30 frames-per-second VGA continuous movie recording makes in your films. You'll hear the difference, too the S2 IS is equipped to record in stereo, with a high sampling rate, adjustable microphone level setting and wind filter option for excellent sound quality. The camera even allows digital zooming and manual focus during movie recording.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 4
Battery Size Supported AA
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Life 130 Shot/3.50 Hour Video
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 1.80 "
Effective Camera Resolution 5.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor Type CCD
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/3200 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 9883A001
UPC Code 013803051629
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot S2 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

The PowerShot S2 IS is ready for action! With high resolution, an exceptionally long and superbly engineered zoom, sophisticated movie capabilities and an exciting array of shooting options, this camera can more than handle the busiest lifestyles.

Wait until you see the difference that 30 frames-per-second VGA continuous movie recording makes in your films. You'll hear the difference, too the S2 IS is equipped to record in stereo, with a high sampling rate, adjustable microphone level setting and wind filter option for excellent sound quality. The camera even allows digital zooming and manual focus during movie recording.

Product Model S2 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 2592 x 1944
Lens
Optical Zoom 12.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 0.00
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
  • Neck Strap (NS-DC3)
  • 4 x AA-size Alkaline Batteries
  • Stereo Video Cable (STV-250N)
  • Interface Cable (IFC-400PCU)
  • 16MB SD Memory Card (SDC-16MB)
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • Lens Cap
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 3.1"
    Width 4.5"
    Depth 3.0"
    Weight (Approximate) 14.3 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Very Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Fair
    Distortion Fair
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 60.0
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 32.1
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 65.0
    Number of Shots 280.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 152.5
    Image Quality Score Very Good
    Image Quality, Distortion 49.8
    Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 57.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 61.5
    Image Quality, Sharpness 37.3
    Battery Life Score Fair
    Number of Batteries 4
    Image Quality, Color--Auto 62.0
    Image Quality, Overall 63.3
    Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 67.0
    Image Quality, Color 64.5
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 67.2

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