Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S60

 
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Canon PowerShot S60 Digital Camera Review

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.5.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Image Processor
Type DIGIC with iSAPS technology
LENS
Focal Length 5.8 - 20.7 mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 – 100mm)
Zoom Optical 3.6x, digital approx. 4.1x, combined approx. 15x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 - f/5.3
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (2 aspherical elements)
FOCUSING
Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Point Selection Manual selection using Flexizone AE/AF
AF Lock Yes
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Focus Bracketing Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 4cms
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to focusing frame)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
AEB Yes
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
SHUTTER
Speed 15 – 1/2000 sec
(Slow Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more, available in Manual and Shutter Priority AE modes only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction. Certain combinations of shutter speed and aperture may not be available.)
WHITE BALANCE
Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
VIEWFINDER
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
LCD MONITOR
Monitor 1.8” P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of two levels
FLASH
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 55cm-4.2m (W) / 55cm-2.0m (T) (at ISO 100 equivalent)
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-timer, Wireless control
Continuous Shooting High Speed at approx. 2.0 fps¹ (speed maintained for up to 8 images)
Normal at approx. 1.5 fps¹ (speed maintained for up to 8 images)²
Intervalometer Up to 100 shots in 1 – 60 minute increments¹
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size (L)2592 x 1944, (M1)2048 x 1536, (M2)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal or RAW (max. resolution only)
Movies (L)640 x 480, 10fps
(M)320 x 240, (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 3mins, (320x240, 160x120)¹
Upto 30sec. (640 x 480)¹
FILE TYPES
Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function. (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on CP printers only)
PictBridge
OTHER FEATURES
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
INTERFACE
Computer USB (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
Type CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)¹
SUPPORTED OPERATING
SYSTEM
PC Windows 98 (including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP
Macintosh OS 9.0 – 9.2, OS X v10.1 - v10.3
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ArcSoft VideoImpression
POWER SOURCE
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-2LH/NB-2L (NB-2LH battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 240 shots (LCD monitor on)
Approx. 550 shots (LCD monitor off)
Approx. 210 min. (Playback)
Under Canon testing standard
AC Power Supply Optional, Power Adapter Kit ACK700
ACCESSORIES
Case Soft Case SC-PS900
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC40
Lenses Tele-converter 2.0x TC-DC10
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC10
Remote Controller / Switch Wireless Controller WL-DC100
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Compact Battery Charger CB-2LTE, AC Power Adapter Kit ACK700, Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 114.0 x 56.5 x 38.8 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 230g

Reviews
 
Review by: Wilma
Lacation: St. Paul,Minnesota
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-15-2007
Cost Performace

I bought this camera, it is wonderful. It combines with a five-megapixel sensor and newly developed 28-100mm UA wide-angle 3.6x zoom lens rendering casual users and photo enthusiast a full- featured too for greater creativity.

 
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