The Intervalometer is a silly name for the S3’s time lapse photography feature. So, I’ll start by saying that I am not a professional photographer, nor do I aspire to become one. I acquired another after having sold my first a long time ago, simply because it’s far more convenient to carry in situations when my larger DSLR and lenses aren’t appropriate. Shot at a rate of It is small and light. Like the S2 IS before it and for that matter the original S1 IS , the latest version of Canon’s flagship Image stabilized Ultra zoom PowerShot has been one of the most popular cameras on dpreview measured by clicks since the day it was announced.

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This does put extra strain on your batteries, though.

Zooming in close to images can make it hard to produce shake-free shots, but Canon’s got this covered. It has the following options:.

Rated 5 out of 5 by James from What a camera Amc three things I like the most about digital photographyare the ability to 1 take lots of pics without worryingabout the cost of development; 2 create slideshows withmusic ; 3 display and transmit pics online.

It has stereo microphones although I don’t need ’em. Nikon D D Canon’s My Colors photo effects have been enhanced for this model, and can now be applied to images both before and after shooting.

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PowerShot S3 IS

Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. It boasts a variable angle LCD view-screen that can tilt degrees horizontally and degrees vertically.

For extra convenience, it also allows you to mount it on a tripod. Speedlite Flashes Speedlite Flashes. It has a great rapid shot and the focus is usually spot on. A diopter correction knob, located to the left of the EVF, will focus the image on the screen. It moves from one to the next instantly, now with your choice of two fancy transitions! You can also take full resolution still photos while simultaneously filming.

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There was a problem completing your request. Externally the cameras are otherwise almost identical the S3 IS is fractionally heavier, not that you’d notice.

You can take overhead shots, shots of yourself and so on with ease. There are also manuals for the bundled software and for direct printing e. From this vantage point, I love this camera very much for all the reasons already mentioned – zoom, video, IS, etc.

Its capabilities can even be extended with a wonderful add-on known as CHDK Google itwhich opens up a plethora of useful, additional functions. Color Swap does just as it sounds — it swaps one color for another.

The Product covered by this limited warranty and proven to be defective upon inspection will be repaired and returned to you without charge by the authorized service center. I s3s this helps. The sensor on these point and shoot digital cameras is verysmall and if you were to up it to ten megapixels like aprevious reviewer desired you would have huge noise problems those dreaded purple and green dots that would require alot of noise reduction.


I max this camera to replace an S3 IS that I had that quit working about a year ago.

PowerShot S3 IS

And then there’s the movie mode, which is one of the S3’s trademark features. Rated 5 out of 5 by likes to shoot from 6 Megapixels is great for a camera this size This is a great camera.

You can use the zoom lens during filming, and you won’t have to listen to the zoom motor either, as it’s camon. Easy to use app for a great range of d3is prints, gifts and more. You can, however, take several clips and combine them later on your Mac or PC and Canon includes software to do so to make a longer movie. Search Our Knowledge Base Please enter your question: You can overwrite your existing movie or just create a new one.

Shooting only mode doesn’t turn on the OIS system until the photo is actually taken, and this results in better stabilization than in continuous mode.