Type of Camera
Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical/Approx. 4x Digital/Approx. 13x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm (film equivalent: 37 - 122mm)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4x
Focusing Range
Normal: 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 9.8 in. (25 cm) - infinity (T)
  • Macro: 0.4 in - 1.6 ft. (W), 9.8 in. - 1.6 ft. (T) (1 - 50 cm (W), 25 - 50 (T))
  • Autofocus System
    TTL Autofocus
    Viewfinder & Monitor
    LCD Monitor
    2.5-inch type
    LCD Pixels
    Approx. 115,000 dots
    LCD Coverage
    Approx. 100%
    Aperture and Shutter
    Maximum Aperture
    f/3.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
    Shutter Speed
    1 - 1/2000 sec. 15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
  • Shutter speeds differ depending on the shooting mode.
  • Shutter speed available in Long Shutter: 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (Unit: sec.)
  • Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
    Light Metering Method
    Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
    * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF (5-point)
    ** Fixed to the center
    Exposure Control Method
    Program AE; AE Lock
    Exposure Compensation
    +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    White Balance
    White Balance Control
    Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF
    Built-in Flash
    Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync: 1st curtain, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Range
    12 in. - 9.8 ft (W), 12 in. - 6.6 ft. (T) (30 cm - 3.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 (T))
  • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
  • Recycling Time
    10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Shooting Specifications
    Shooting Modes
    Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter), Movie
    Photo Effects
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color*
    *Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation.
    Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2.sec. delay/custom*
    Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in 1-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in 1-shot increments)) can be specified.
    Wireless Control
    Continuous Shooting
    Approx. 0.9 shot/sec. approx. 2.5 shots/sec. in Low Light)
    Image Storage
    Storage Media
    SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
    File Format
    Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
    Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
    Number of Recording Pixels
    Still Image: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 2272 x 1704 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3648 x 2048 (Widescreen)
    Movie: Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 (29.97) fps/30 (29.97) fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 (29.97) fps)
    Available up to 4GB*
    *Even if the file size has not reached 4GB, recording stops when the recording time reaches 1 hour. For memory cards with a capacity less than 4GB, recording stops when the recording time reaches 1 hour.
    Number of Recordable Images
      Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2) Medium 3 (M3)
    F N F N F N F N
    File Size (KB) 2,565 1,226 1,620 780 1,116 556 558 278
    4GB 1,471 3,017 2,320 4,641 3,352 6,352 6,352 12,069
    16GB 6,026 12,354 9,503 19,007 13,727 26,010 26,010 49,420

      Small (S) Widescreen (W)
    F N F N
    File Size (KB) 150 84 1,920 918
    4GB 20,116 30,174 1,978 4,022
    16GB 82,367 123,550 8,101 16,473
    Time of Recordable Movies
      Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
    640 x 480 320 x 240
    30 (29.97) fps 30 (29.97) fps LP 30 (29.97) fps
    Movie size (KB/sec.) 1,932 972 672
    4GB 32 min. 26 sec. 1 hr. 02 min. 51 sec. 1 hr. 31 min. 25 sec.
    16GB 2 hr. 12 min. 50 sec. 4 hr. 17 min. 23 sec. 6 hr. 14 min. 23 sec.
    Note: N=Normal F=Fine
    Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
    Playback Specifications
    Playback Modes File
    Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Resume, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Rotate, Jump, Slide Show, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
    Movie: Normal Playback*, Slow Motion**, Pause, First Frame, Last Frame, Next Frame, Previous Frame, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind.
  • Displays playback position and shooting time
    *Audio settings available in 5 levels.
    ** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available
  • Erasing Specifications
    Erase Modes
    Still Image: single image, all images
    Movie: any movie file one at a time.
    Computer Interface
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)
    Video Out
    Audio Out
    Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
    Power Supply
    Power Source
    1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
    2. AA NiMH batteries (NB-3AH) (x2)
    3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (available accessory)
    Shooting Capacity
    Still Image: approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery (NB-3AH)) *
    Playback Time
    Approx. 8 hours. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 10 hours (AA-size NiMH Battery)

    * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

    Physical Specifications
    Operating Temperature
    32-104°F/0-40°C 0 - 35°C/ 32 - 95°F when NB-3AH is used
    Operating Humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    3.68 x 2.43 x 1.20 in./93.5 x 61.7 x 30.6mm
    Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera, including batteries and memory card)

    Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

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