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Great features, amazing resolution, fantastic zoom - Feature-rich, compact 6.0 Megapixel digital camera with super long 12x Optical Zoom and UD Lens. Engineered with Canon's sophisticated Image Stabilizer technology, the S3 IS Digital ELPH gives you the shake-free performance that makes your pictures sharp and clear. No matter how close you zoom in, the S3 IS Digital ELPH keeps everything stable.
Awesome, steady shooting with phenomenal clarity - Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology and ISO 800 for steady shooting and excellent sharpness and color. This is a camera that could make it on looks alone. But wait until you see its performance. The 12x optical zoom brings you in for intimate close-ups. The 6.0 megapixel CCD produces images of impressive quality with resolution that lets you create big prints.
Because great shots can happen anytime - Exclusive MovieSnap feature allows for taking still images while shooting movies. Now there's no need to interrupt your movie when you see a great shot. With the S3 IS's MovieSnap feature, you can simply press the shutter to capture a full 6.0 megapixel still image at any time while recording a movie.
Create high-quality movies with the touch of a button - With the new Movie Button, record high-quality 60 fps QVGA (320 x 240) continuous movies without switching modes, and use advanced features such as optical zooming during the movie and Stereo Sound. Now you can produce high-quality, 60 frames-per-second movies without switching modes. Canon's new Movie button gives you access to all the advanced features you want for making movies like optical zoom. You'll hear the difference, too: the S3 IS is equipped to record in stereo, with a high sampling rate, adjustable microphone level setting and wind filter option for excellent sound quality.
Shooting Modes - Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions
Special Scene Modes
Foliage - Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Snow - Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or bluish tint.
Beach - Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Fireworks - Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Indoor - Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Night Snapshot - Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Color Accent - Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Color Swap - Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
Digital Macro - Shoot larger-than-life close-ups with one-button simplicity.
Stitch Assist - Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
My Colors (Final image may vary depending on picture composition.)
Vivid - Yield vibrant shots with dramatic high-contrast.
Vivid Blue - Emphasize the sea, sky and other blue areas.
Vivid Green - Add vivid dimension to greens for extraordinary nature shots.
Vivid Red - Charge up red objects in your images for extra impact.
Neutral - Produce images of subtle, elegant tonality.
Sepia - Recreate the look of vintage photographs.
Black & White - Deliver enhanced clarity - especially useful when shooting text.
Positive Film - Combine Vivid Blue, Vivid Green and Vivid Red to achieve a positive film effect.
Lighter Skin Tone - Make your subjects' skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin Tone - Darken skin tones a shade.
Custom Color - Finely adjust brightness and vividness, and set your preferred balance of blue, green, red and skin colors.
Shoot and view wide images - 16:9 Widescreen for full-screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer monitors. The PowerShot S3 IS includes a widescreen resolution option, producing images and film clips that are perfect for your widescreen TV or computer monitor.
The complete print solution - Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers. The PowerShot S3 IS' Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the S3 IS Digital ELPH to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).
Connect the USB interface cable to your Canon digital camera and a PictBridge compatible photo printer. Press lighted Print/Share button. You'll have long lasting, professional quality prints in minutes.
Direct Photo Printers - For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers that allow you to print without a computer in one of two ways: plug your compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied USB interface cable, or simply insert a memory card into the supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high-resolution, borderless images as postcards or 8.5 x 11-inches sheets within minutes.