3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle (PureColor LCD II)
Approx. 461,000 dots
Aperture and Shutter
f/3.2 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot** * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast; AE Lock
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
1-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Auto, Program, Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Creative Light Effect, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Long Shutter, Exposure Zoom, Stitch Assist, Movie
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer
Approx. 1.0 fps
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 4000 x 3000 (Large), 3264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2592 x 1944 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen) Movie: High Definition: 1280 x 720 (30 fps); Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) Available up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)/60 min. (SD) per clip
Number of Recordable Images
Medium 1 (M1)
Medium 2 (M2)
Medium 3 (M3)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
Time of Recordable Movies
1,280 x 720
640 x 480
320 x 240
Movie size (KB/sec.)
10 min. 53 sec.
23 min. 49 sec.
1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
43 min. 32 sec.
1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec.
4 hr. 52 min. 24 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 Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, By Date, By Folder, By File Type, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (9 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume
Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images Movie: part of movie, all of movie
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; 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
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