Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical, 4x Digital and 80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels 
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels 
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels


Focal Length 
4.5 (W) - 90.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-500mm)

Digital Zoom 

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

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

Macro AF: 2.0 in - 1.6 ft. (5-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System 
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus


Optical Viewfinder 

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

LCD Pixels 
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage 
Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture 
f/3.5 (W) - f/6.8 (T)

Shutter Speed 
1-1/3200 sec.

15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (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, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock

Exposure Compensation 
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

White Balance Control 
Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom 

* 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. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.5m (W), (1.0 - 2.0m (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 
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto*1, Easy, Movie Digest, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Discreet, Movie*4 

- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button 

*1 Smart Auto also available for movies 

*2 Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*5, High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist

*3 Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Soft Focus, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap

*4 Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion 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 
Normal: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 10.3 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)* 

AF: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode) 

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

Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode) 

* Max. of 10 continuous shots per burst

- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.

- Differs according to zoom position.

Image Storage

Storage Media 
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

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 (2-channel Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels 
Still Images:


Large: 4000 x 2248

Medium 1: 2816 x 1584

Medium 2: 1920 x 1080

Small: 640 x 360


Large: 4000 x 2664 

Medium 1: 2816 x 1880

Medium 2: 1600 x 1064

Small: 640 x 424


Large: 4000 x 3000

Medium 1: 2816 x 2112

Medium 2: 1600 x 1200

Small: 640 x 480


Large: 2992 x 2992

Medium 1: 2112 x 2112

Medium 2: 1200 x 1200

Small: 480 x 480


[iFrame Movie, Video made in Movie Digest mode]

1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)

[Super Slow Motion Movie]

640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3

[Miniature Effect]

1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4

[Other than the above]

1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)

640 x 480 (30 fps*1)

*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

*2 Shooting: 120 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1.

*3 Shooting: 240 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1.

*4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1

*5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

Number of Recordable Images

Image data 

File Size (KB)8 GB32 GBFile Size (KB)8 GB32 GBFile Size (KB)8 GB32 GB
Large (L)SF3,9031,9968,0594,6251,6816,7895,2081,4976,044
Medium 1(M1)SF2,0263,77815,2512,4053,18912,8742,7202,85511,526
Medium 2(M2)SF1,0956,82227,5378998,18733,0441,0027,44230,040
Small (S)SF18835,089141,62222130,703123,91924927,291110,150

File Size (KB)8 GB32 GB
Large (L)SF3,8851,9968,059
Medium 1(M1)SF2,0263,77815,251
Medium 2(M2)SF7609,82439,653
Small (S)SF18835,089141,622
Medium* (M)SFN/AN/AN/A

Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
* When in Low Light mode. 

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data 

 iFrame Movie & Movie DigestMiniature EffectSuper Slow Motion Movie
HD: 1280 x 720HD: 1280 x 720640 x 480640 x 480320 x 240
30 fps5x10x20x5x10x20x120 fps240 fps
6 fps3 fps1.5 fps6 fps3 fps1.5 fps
Video Size (KB/sec.,)4,701573287143246123614,9142,457
8GB27 min. 39 sec.3 hr. 35 min. 27 sec.6 hr. 49 min. 22 sec.11 hr. 22 min. 17 sec.7 hr. 34 min. 51 sec.13 hr. 38 min. 45 sec.22 hr. 44 min. 36 sec.26 min. 24 sec.52 min. 28 sec.
32GB1 hr. 51 min. 37 sec.14 hr. 29 min. 36 sec.27 hr. 32 min. 15 sec.45 hr. 53 min. 45 sec.30 hr. 35 min. 50 sec.55 hr. 04 min. 31 sec.91 hr. 47 min. 32 sec.1 hr. 46 min. 35 sec.3 hr. 31 min. 49 sec.

Full HD: 1920 x 1080HD: 1280 x 720640 x 480
24 fps30 fps30 fps
Video Size (KB/sec.,)4,3553,0541,416
8GB29 min. 39 sec.42 min. 11 sec.1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec.
32GB1 hr. 59 min. 43 sec.2 hr. 50 min. 19 sec.5 hr. 59 min. 10 sec.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File 
Stills & Videos:

Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist) 

Still Images:

Single, Index (6-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning 


Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2 

- Displays playback position and shooting time

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. 

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

*2 Approximately 4 seconds

*3 Slow motion available

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes 
Select Image, Select Range, All Images 

- The image data in the memory cared 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 (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.


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-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit CA-DC40)

Shooting Capacity 
Approx. 230 shots

Playback Time 
Approx. 5 hours

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature 

Operating Humidity 

Dimensions (W x H x D) 
4.19 x 2.40 x 1.29 in. / 106.3 x 61.0 x 32.7mm

8.15 oz. / 231g (including the battery and memory card)

7.34 oz. / 208g (camera only)

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