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Canon Digital Camera Powershot S3 IS 6.0MP

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Shake-free, powerful zoom for razor-sharp photos and movies.

* 6.0 Megapixel.
* Canon 12x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer.
* High quality, full motion movie shooting.
* Super fast DiG!C II Imaging Processor.
* Print/Share* Button for 'one push' printing and downloading of images straight from the camera.

Equipped to handle a wide variety of scenes from sports events to landscapes, the PowerShot S3 IS offers creative functionality in conjunction with a powerful Canon 12x optical zoom lens and full motion movie shooting. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36-432mm, Optical Image Stabilizer and USM technologies work in conjunction with an ergonomic design to support razor sharp, shake free long distance still and video shooting.


- High resolution 6.0 Megapixel CCD delivers photo quality prints up to A3 size.
- High-resolution, Canon 12x optical zoom lens (36-432mm equivalent) featuring, Optical Image Stabilizer technology for shake free shooting.
- High speed start-up, fast autofocus, smooth continuous shooting, faster overall processing and superior image quality thanks to revolutionary new DiG!C II Imaging Processor.


- Ultrasonic Motor for quick and quiet zooming, as fast as 1 second from wide angle to telephoto.
- UD element minimises chromatic aberrations at high zoom settings.
- Dedicated Macro button allows easy toggling between Normal Shooting, Macro Shooting and Super Macro for close-up shooting to 0cm.
- Optical Image Stabilizer technology delivers hand held, blur free long distance photos and movies.


- Movie recording with maximum 30 frames per second 640x480 (VGA) image quality delivers smooth full motion movies with stereo audio up to 1GB/1hour. (*High-speed 1GB card or higher required).
- Dedicated movie record button allows users to seamlessly switch between still photo and movie recording modes and shoot still images while simultaneously recording movie footage.
- Stereo recording capability for superb sound quality.
- Playback modes allow first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind and slow motion functions for reviewing and editing of movie files using the camera's LCD screen.
- High-speed editing of long movie files allows editing from the camera's LCD screen to create free space for further recording.


- Bright, wide viewing 2.0" LCD vari-angle monitor perfect for reviewing and sharing your photos.
- A comprehensive range of shooting modes, from complete control to full auto, including; Aperture(Av)/Shutter(Tv) Priority, Program(P), Manual(M) and Custom(C), Portrait, Landscape and Night Scene as well as a range of pre-set scene modes.
- Selectable 9 point AiAF, and 1 point AF for precise focusing in any shooting conditions.
- Selectable sensitivity from ISO 80/100/200/400/800 - like having different ISO film loaded at once.
- New Widescreen recording mode supports viewing on widescreen TV's and printing widescreen images.


- Print/Share* Button allows easy 'one push' printing and downloading straight from the camera.
- Direct photo printing with Canon direct printers and other PictBridge compatible models.
- Supports Exif 2.2 tagging for Design Rule for Camera File System standard allowing superior print image processing.
- Canon's complete image management software suite for fast and easy download, display, email and printing of images, creating panoramic pictures and storage.
- Picture Transfer Protocol supports driver-less image transfer, viewing and deletion between camera and computer with newer operating systems. (Windows XP or Mac OS X v 10.1/10.2/10.3/10.4).


- Lens Cap, Neck Strap NS-DC4, 4 x AA Alkaline Batteries, Stereo Video Cable STV-250N, Interface Cable IFC-400PCU, 16MB SD Card, Software Starter Guide, Camera User Guide, Quick Start Guide, Direct Print User Guide, Digital Camera Solution Disc - ZoomBrowser EX (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), Drivers (PC), PhotoStitch, PhotoRecord, RemoteCapture, Apple QuickTime (PC), ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Release date NZ
June 14th, 2006
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