Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch CMOS

Total Pixels 
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels 
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels


Focal Length 
5.2 (W) - 26.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm)

Optical Zoom 

Digital Zoom 

Focusing Range 
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 12 in. (30cm) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W), 12 in. - 1.6 ft. (30-50cm) (T)
Quick: 4.9 - 66 ft. (1.5 - 20m) (W,T)

Autofocus System 
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus


Optical Viewfinder 
Not available

LCD Monitor 
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle capacitive touch-screen panel

LCD Pixels 
Approx. 922,000 dots

LCD Coverage 
Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture 
f/1.8 (W), f/5.7 (T)

Shutter Speed 
1-1/2500 sec.
15-1/2500 sec. (in Tv mode)
250-1/2500 sec. (in M mode)

Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 80-12800 (in P mode)

Light Metering Method 
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method 
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation 
Still Images: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments 

Videos: ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

White Balance Control 
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2 

* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.


Built-in Flash 
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off

  • Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range 
    1.6 ft. - 23 ft. (W), 1.6 - 7.5 ft. (T) (50cm - 7m (W), (50cm - 2.3m (T)) 

    Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.

    Recycling Time 
    10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

    Flash Exposure Compensation 
    ± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

    Shooting Specifications

    Shooting Modes 
    C, M, Av, Tv, P, Hybrid Auto, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3 

  • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

  • *1 Portrait, Smart Shutter*4, Star*5, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks
    *2 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monocrhome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
    *3 Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie
    *4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
    *5 Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie

    Photo Effects 
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*

    *Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

    Self Timer 
    Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom* 

    *Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

    Wireless Control 
    Not available

    Continuous Shooting 

    1. Normal: Approx. 12.1 shots/sec.; 9.4 shots/sec* (in P mode)
    2. AF: Approx. 5.5 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    3. LV: Approx. 5.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
    • Differs depending on the zoom position
    • *From the sixth shot

    Image Storage

    Storage Media 
    SD/SDHC/SDXC and UHS-I Memory Cards

    File Format 
    Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

    Image Recording Format 
    Superfine / Fine

    JPEG Compression Mode 
    Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)

    Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))

    Number of Recording Pixels 
    Still Images:

    1) 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360; RAW: 4000 x 2248 

    2) 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424; RAW: 4000 x 2664 

    3) 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 640 x 480; Raw: 4000 x 3000 

    4) 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480; RAW: 2992 x 2992 

    5) 4:5 - Large: 2400 x 3000; Medium 1: 1696 x 2112; Medium 2: 960 x 1200; Small: 384 x 480; RAW: 2400 x 3000 


    Full HD 1920 x 1080: 60 fps (59.94), 30 fps

    Full HD Star Time-Lapse Movie: 15 fps

    HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)

    Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

    Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

    Super Slow Motion Movie 640 x 480: 120 fps

    Super Slow Motion Movie 320 x 240: 240 fps

    640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

    Number of Recordable Images

    Image data 

    File Size (KB)8GB32GBFile Size (KB)8GB32GB
    Large (L)SF4,5071,7296,9805,1341,5156,118
    Medium 1 (M1)SF2,6302,92311,8012,9142,64010,659
    Medium 2 (M2)SF1,0956,82227,5378998,18733,044
    Small (S)SF18835,089141,62222130,703123,919

    File Size (KB)8GB32GBFile Size (KB)8GB32GB
    Large (L)SF5,6611,3795,5684,2241,8327,397
    Medium 1 (M1)SF3,1732,4319,8142,3653,27413,217
    Medium 2 (M2)SF1,0027,44230,0407609,82439,653
    Small (S)SF24927,291110,15018835,089141,622

    File Size (KB)8GB32GB
    Large (L)SF3,3962,2739,178
    Medium 1 (M1)SF1,8984,02616,251
    Medium 2 (M2)SF60812,28049,567
    Small (S)SF15040,937165,225

    Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine 

    ? The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

    Time of Recordable Movies

    Movie data 

     Miniature Effect
    HD: 1280 x 720640 x 480
    6 fps*23 fps*21.5 fps*26 fps*23 fps*21.5 fps*2
    Movie Size
    8GB10 hrs. 42 min. 58 sec.20 hrs. 34 min. 24 sec.38 hrs. 15 min. 35 sec.26 hrs. 45 min. 37 sec.48 hrs. 27 min. 58 sec.82 hrs. 18 min. 04 sec.
    32GB43 hrs. 17 min. 23 sec.83 hrs. 06 min. 30 sec.154 hrs. 33 min. 09 sec.108 hrs. 05 min. 38 sec.195 hrs. 46 min. 14 sec.332 hrs. 26 min. 26 sec.

     Super Slow Motion Movie
    640 x 480320 x 240
    120 fps*2240 fps*2
    Movie size (KB/sec.)1465977
    8GB1 hr. 27 min. 00 sec.2 hrs. 07 min. 47 sec.
    32GB5 hrs. 51 min. 26 sec.8 hrs. 36 min. 11 sec.

    Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD)Full HD: 1920 x 1080HD: 1280 x 720640 x 480
    15 fps*2*360 fps*430 fps*130 fps*130 fps*1
    Movie size (KB/sec.)342882945992382
    8GB189 hrs. 46 min. 59 sec.30 min. 03 sec.43 min. 29 sec.2 hrs. 03 min. 55 sec.5 hrs. 14 min. 34 sec.
    32GB766 hrs. 11 min. 28 sec.2 hrs. 01 min. 27 sec.2 hrs. 55 min. 43 sec.8 hrs. 20 min. 32 sec.21 hrs. 10 min. 33 sec.
    *1Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
    *2Playback frame rate is 30 fps.*1
    *3Actual frame rate is 14.985 fps.
    *4Actual frame rate is 59.94 fps.

    Playback Specifications

    Playback Modes File 
    Stills & Videos:
    Auto Rotate, Index Continuous Display, Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow, Erase, Resume, Protect

    Still Images:
    Single, Index, Magnification (2-10x), Switch to other images while zoomed, Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Photobook Setup, Cropping, Resize, My Colors, Face ID Info, Histogram, RGB Histogram, Focus Checker, Location Information, Overexposure Warning

    Normal Playback, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Erase Clip, Editing, Movie Transcoding

    Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1.8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.

    Erasing Specifications

    Erase Modes 
    Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images 

  • The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
  • Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.
  • Interfaces

    Video Out 
    NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector

    Audio Out 
    Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

    SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

    Power Source 
    Battery Pack NB-6LH, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40)

    Shooting Capacity 
    Approx. 230 shots
    Approx. 300 shots with ECO Mode

    Playback Time 
    Approx. 4 hours

    Physical Specifications

    Operating Temperature 

    Operating Humidity 

    Dimensions (W x H x D) 
    3.94 x 2.32 x 1.14 in. / 100.2 x 59.0 x 29.0mm

    7.65 oz. / 217g (CIPA standard)
    6.81 oz. / 193g (camera only)

    30 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, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese).

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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