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Canon Powershot S2 IS Digital Camera {5.0 M/P}

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Canon Powershot S2 IS Digital Camera {5.0 M/P} Description


Compact 5.0 Megapixel digital camera featuring super long 12x Optical /4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer technology, UD glass and Aspherical lens for excellent sharpness and color

Takes still images up to 5.0 Megapixels while shooting movies with the new, exclusive "MovieSnap" feature

High-quality 30 fps VGA continuous movie recording, with powerful features including optical zooming during the movie and Stereo Sound

DIGIC II Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for superior image quality, faster camera operation and lower power consumption

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for faster downloads and file transfers
1.8 inch Vari-Angle LCD screen for clear image previews and reviews, and special Night Display function option for clearer view of subjects in dim shooting conditions

Wide range of system accessories including supplementary lenses and HF-DC1 auxiliary flash unit

Ultra-compact, with all the resolution and zoom you want
Compact 5.0 Megapixel digital camera featuring super long 12x Optical /4x Digital / 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer technology, UD glass and Aspherical lens for excellent sharpness and color

Have it all in one ultra-compact camera. 5.0 Megapixels of imaging power deliver stunning detail and clarity, even to oversized prints and the closest crop-ins. The impressively long 12x Optical Zoom is a feat of engineering, with Image Stabilizer (IS) technology that eliminates camera shake and a UD lens that provides brilliant color accuracy across the entire zoom range. The 4x Digital Zoom brings combined zooming power all the way to 48x for superb detail at sporting events, school concerts and more.

The PowerShot S2 IS is ready for action! With high resolution, an exceptionally long and superbly engineered zoom, sophisticated movie capabilities and an exciting array of shooting options, this camera can more than handle the busiest lifestyles.

Wait until you see the difference that 30 frames-per-second VGA continuous movie recording makes in your films. You'll hear the difference, too the S2 IS is equipped to record in stereo, with a high sampling rate, adjustable microphone level setting and wind filter option for excellent sound quality. The camera even allows digital zooming and manual focus during movie recording.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 5
  • Body Color: Silver   
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.5"
  • Sensor Type: CCD
  • Resolution: (Maximum:) 2592 x 1944
  • ISO: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
  • White Balance: 6 presets and custom white balance 
  • Image Stabilization: Optical 
  • Optical Zoom: 12x
  • Aperture Range: F2.7 - F3.5  
  • LCD Size: 1.8" and 115,000 pixels 
  • Shutter Speed: (Maximum:) 1/3200 sec. (Minimum:) 15 sec. 
  • Built-in Flash: Yes, pop-up. 
  • Continuous Drive: 2 fps 
  • Video: Yes 
  • Memory Card Type(s): SD/MMC card
  • Battery: 4 AA batteries (NiMH recommended) 
  • Weight: (WITH batteries:) 505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz) 
  • Dimensions: 113 x 78 x 76 mm (4.45 x 3.07 x 2.99″) 



Audio Formats WAV


Camera Modes

Shooting Modes:

  • Auto
  • Creative zone:
  • P: Program
  • Av: Aperture priority
  • Tv: Shutter priority
  • M: Manual
  • C: Custom
  • Image zone:
  • Stitch Assist
  • Movie
  • My Colors
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Night Scene
  • Special Scene:
    • Foliage
    • Snow
    • Beach
    • Fireworks
    • Indoor
    • Night Snapshot

Photo Effects:

  • Off
  • Vivid
  • Neutral
  • Low Sharpening
  • Sepia
  • Black & White
  • Custom

Playback Modes:

  • Single
  • Index (9 thumbnail images)
  • Slide show
  • Magnification (approx. 2 to 10x)
  • Jump
  • Movie

Erase Modes:

  • Still Image:
  • Single image
  • All images
  • Movie:
  • Part of movie
  • All of movie


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card


Viewfinder Type Optical


Shortest Shutter Speed 1/3200 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter speed-priority AE
  • Aperture-priority AE
  • Manual


Image Formats JPEG

Physical Characteristics

Color Silver

Network & Communication



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


PictBridge Yes

Battery Information

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

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CCD
Total Camera Resolution 5.3 Megapixel
Display Resolution 115000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Custom
  • Pre-set:
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Flash
Effective Camera Resolution 5 Megapixel
Screen Size 1.8"


Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction

General information

Product Series S
Product Model S2 IS
Product Line PowerShot
Manufacturer Part Number 9883A001
Manufacture GTIN 0013803051629
Brand Name Canon


Minimum Focus Distance 0 mil
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Image Stabilization Optical
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 4x
Focal Length 6 mm to 72 mm


Platform Supported PC
Additional Information


  • Auto
  • ISO 50
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
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