Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital Zoom & 48x Combined Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

14.1 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels 
Approx. 14.5 Megapixels

Effective Pixels 
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels


Focal Length 
5.0 (W) - 60.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 336 (T) mm)

Digital Zoom 

Focusing Range 
Auto: 0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1 cm) - infinity (T)

Normal: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1 m) - infinity (T)

Macro: 0.4 in. 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W)

Autofocus System 
Single (Continuous in Auto and Easy modes), Servo AF, Servo AE, Manual Focus


Optical Viewfinder 

LCD Monitor 
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels 
Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage 
Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture 
f/3.4 (W) - f/5.6 (T)

Shutter Speed 
1-1/2500 sec.

15-1/2500 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600

Light Metering Method 
Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot

Exposure Control Method 
AE Lock

Exposure Compensation 
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

  • Not available when shooting movies

White Balance

White Balance Control 
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom


Built-in Flash 

Flash Range 
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), 1.0cm - 2.0m (T))

Recycling Time 
12 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)

  • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

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

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes 
M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, Easy, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Discreet, Movie*4 

  • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

*1 Smart AUTO also available for videos

*2 Smart Shutter*5, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks

*3 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap

*4 Standard, iFrame Movie

*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

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 

Continuous Shooting 

Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 3.2 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

AF: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 1.1 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

  • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
  • Differs depending on the zoom position

Image Storage

Storage Media 
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, Eye-Fi

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

Image Recording Format 
Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode 
Still Image: 2.3 (JPEG)

Movies: MOV (image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels 

4320 x 3240 

Medium 1:

3072 x 2304 

Medium 2:
1600 x 1200 

640 x 480 

3744 x 2104

Number of Recordable Images

Image data 

  Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2)
File Size (KB) 3,597 1,719 1,897 902 588 278
4GB 1,058 2,194 1,978 4,022 6,352 12,069
16GB 4,334 8,985 8,101 16,473 26,010 49,420

  Small (S) Widescreen (W) Medium (M)*
F N F N    
File Size (KB) 150 84 2,024 986 558 278
4GB 20,116 30,174 1,856 3,771 6,352 12,069
16GB 82,367 123,550 7,602 15,443 26,010 49,420

*When shooting in Low Light
  • 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 

  Standard & Other iFrame Movie
1280 x 720 (HD) 640 x 480 (VGA) 1280 x 720 (HD)
30 fps 30 fps 30 fps
Video size (KB/sec.) 3,054 1,416 4,701
4GB 20 min. 
43 sec.
43 min. 
43 sec.
13 min. 
35 sec.
16GB 1 hr. 24 min. 
54 sec.
2 hr. 59 min. 
03 sec.
55 min. 
38 sec.

  Miniature Effect

1280 x 720 (HD)

640 x 480
5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps
Video size
573 287 143 246 123 61
4GB 1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec. 3 hr. 21 min. 09 sec. 5 hr. 35 min. 
16 sec.
3 hr. 43 min. 
30 sec.
6 hr. 42 min. 
20 sec.
11 hr. 10 min. 
33 sec.
16GB 7 hr. 13 min. 
30 sec.
13 hr. 43 min. 
40 sec.
22 hr. 52 min. 
47 sec.
15 hr. 15 min. 
11 sec.
27 hr. 27 min. 
20 sec.
45 hr. 45 min. 
35 sec.

  • The approximate recording time on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File 
Still Images & Videos: Easy, Auto Rotate, Scroll Display, Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback 

Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning 

Videos: Normal Playback, Special Playback,

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes 
Select Image, single image, select all images


Video Out 

Audio Out 

Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Source 
1) 2 AA Alkaline batteries 

2) 2 AA NiMH batteries NB-3AH

3) Compact Power Adapter CA-PS-800 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK800)

  • However, the separately sold DC coupler, DR-DC10 is necessary

Shooting Capacity 
AA Alkaline: Approx. 110 shots

AA NiMH: Approx. 320 shots

Playback Time 
AA Alkaline Batteries: Approx. 7 hours

AA NiMH Batteries (NB-3AH): Approx. 9 hours

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature 

(32-95° F (0?35°C when NB-3AH is used)

Operating Humidity 

Dimensions (W x H x D) 
4.46 x 2.88 x 1.80 in (113.3 x 73.2 x 45.8 mm)

Including Batteries & Memory Card: Approx. 10.8 oz. or 306 g

Camera Body Only: Approx. 9.10 oz. or 258 g

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