Type of Camera

Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 6x Optical / 4x Digital / 24x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Image Capture Device

Type 12.1 Megapixel, 1/1.7 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels Approx. 12.4 Megapixels

Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Megapixels


Focal Length 7.4-44.4mm f/2.8-4.8 (35mm film equivalent: 35-210mm)

Digital Zoom 4x

Focusing Range Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity

Macro: 0.39 in.-1.6 ft./1-50cm (WIDE)

Autofocus System TTL Autofocus

Viewfinder & Monitor

Viewfinder Real image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor 3.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels

LCD Coverage 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) – f/4.8 (T)

Shutter Speed 15-1/2500 sec. (settable in Tv and M)

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity Auto, High ISO 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 or linked to the AF frame

Exposure Control Method Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift

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

White Balance

White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom1, Custom2


Built-in Flash Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro

Flash Range 1.0-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1.6-8.2 ft./50cm-2.5m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

Recycling Time 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)

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

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C1, C2, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, ISO 3200, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), Stitch Assist, Movie

Photo Effects My Colors

Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom

Wireless Control Not available

Continuous Shooting Normal: approx. 1.5 fps; AF: approx. 0.7 fps; LV: approx. 0.8 fps (Large/Fine)

Image Storage

Storage Media SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card

File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

Image Compression Normal, Fine, SuperFine, RAW

JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 3,264 x 2,448 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,000 x 2,248 (Widescreen)

Movie: 1024 x 768 (15 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 640 x 480 (2 hours at 0.5 fps/1 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (3 minutes at 15 fps)

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize, Image Inspection Tool

Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes Still Image: single image, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images

Movie: part of movie, all of movie


Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out NTSC/PAL

Audio Out Monaural

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

Power Supply

Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-2LH

2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 (optional)

Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 240 shots (NB-2LH/LCD on)*, approx. 600 shots (NB-2LH/LCD off)

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

Playback Time Approx. 300 min. (NB-2LH)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity 10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.19 x 2.83 x 1.67 in. / 106.4 x 71.9 x 42.5mm

Weight Approx. 11.29 oz. / 320g (camera body only)