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Canon Powershot S1 IS Digital Camera {3.2 M/P}

Grade Notes Price Qty
Camera Only - without Accessories; Requires 4 AA

* AS IS means usable for parts only. Equipment may or may not work. No warranty or return available.

* Item pictured for illustrative purposes only, actual item not pictured.

Canon Powershot S1 IS Digital Camera {3.2 M/P} Description


The PowerShot S1 IS digital camera, unlike other digital cameras with short duration movie mode features that capture a clip ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the resolution, the PowerShot S1 IS digital camera captures full 640 x 480 high-res movies at up to 30 frames per second, ensuring smooth video motion. What's more, individual movie clips can now last as long as one hour depending on the capacity of the memory card or the charge in the battery.

Image Sensor
3.2 megapixel CCD sensor

ISO: Auto or Selectable from 50 - 400

Optical: 5.8 - 58.0 mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 - 380mm)
Digital Zoom: 3.2x

F/2.8 (Wide), F/3.1 (Telephoto)

Shutter Speed
15 seconds - 1/2000th of a second

Burst Rate
1.7 fps

Shutter Lag
0.078 seconds

Built-in Speedlite
Flash Range: (Wide) 3.3 - 13.8 feet, (Telephoto) 3.3 - 12.5 feet
Modes: Auto, Manual, on/off, Red-eye reduction: on/off, Slow sync: on/off

White Balance
Auto, 6 presets, Manual

Exposure Modes
Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE or Manual

Shooting Modes
Auto, Macro, Landscape, Portrait, Panorama, Sports, Night

Movie Mode
Quicktime with audio

Color Shooting Options
Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White

Self Timer
2 or 10 second duration

Video Output
A/V out (PAL / NTSC)

Electronic: (EVF)

1.5 inch, 114,000 pixels, TFT color display

File Formats
Movie (Quicktime Motion JPEG)

Storage Media
CompactFlash Type I or II

Power Supply
(4) AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries
AC Adapter (optional)

Computer Connectivity
USB or Card Reader

Operating System Requirements
Windows: 98, 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Mac: OS 10.0, 10.1, 10.2

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.37 x 3.07 x 2.60 inches
111.0 x 78.0 x 66.1 mm

Weight (Excluding Battery)
13 oz

Other Features
The movie mode enhancements also include the ability to zoom and change auto exposure and auto white balance settings during a movie clip. They feature enhanced 16 bit sound quality with 22 KHz sampling frequency (double that of any other PowerShot camera model in movie mode) and an easily accessed movie start/stop button on the back of the camera are impressive advances, the PowerShot S1 IS is first and foremost, a Canon digital camera.

With its super-long Zoom, amazing stability and true Movie Mode, the PowerShot S1 IS brings a new dimension to the PowerShot line. Equipped with a host of top-quality features, this stylishly compact camera lets you create stills and movies like you've never done before.



Audio Formats WAV

Built-in Devices

Built-in Devices Microphone, Speaker


Camera Modes

Shooting Modes:

  • Auto
  • Custom
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Night Scene
  • Fast Shutter
  • Slow Shutter
  • Stitch Assist
  • Movie


Minimum Diopter Adjustment -5.5
Maximum Diopter Adjustment 1.5
Viewfinder Type Electronic


Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card, Microdrive


ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 50
Longest Shutter Speed 15 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual


Image Formats JPEG


Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
HD Movie Mode No
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)


Analog Video Out Yes
PictBridge Yes

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 4
Battery Built-in No
Battery Chemistry Alkaline
Battery Size Supported AA

Display & Graphics

Image Sensor Size 1/2.7" (0.21" x 0.17")
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CCD
Total Camera Resolution 3.3 Megapixel
Display Resolution 114000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Flash
  • Custom
Effective Camera Resolution 3.2 Megapixel
Screen Size 1.5"


Built-in Flash Yes
Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync

General information

Product Series S
Product Model S1 IS
Product Line PowerShot
Manufacturer Part Number 9179A001
Manufacture GTIN 0013803036725
Brand Name Canon


Minimum Focus Distance 3.94"
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 38 mm to 380 mm
Lens Construction 11 Elements in 9 Groups
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Image Stabilization Optical
Optical Zoom 10x
Digital Zoom 3.2x
Focal Length 5.80 mm to 58 mm


Green Compliance Certificate/Authority ENERGY STAR, RoHS
Certifications & Standards


Language Supported Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Platform Supported Mac, PC
Green Compliant Yes
Features Blink Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer
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