General

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Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$197.00
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Announced
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September 2011
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Sensor size
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1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
Megapixels
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12 MP
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Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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12 MP
Native resolution
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4000 × 3000
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Pixel size
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3.4 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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461k dots
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Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
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Lens

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Zoom
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5x
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Wide angle
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24 mm
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Telephoto
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120 mm
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Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2
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Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.9
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Macro focus
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3.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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99×60×28 mm
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Depth
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1.1"
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Weight
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198 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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None
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Movies

Format
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1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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240 fps
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 240fps
  3. 480p @ 30fps
  4. 480p @ 120fps
  5. 720p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 24fps

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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Yes
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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Yes
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Performance

Startup delay
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2400 ms
Shutter lag
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250 ms
Battery life
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200 shots
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Continuous shooting
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9.6 fps

Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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9
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Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s
Min
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15s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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No

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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50.0
Color depth
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20.7 bits
Dynamic range
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11.6 EV
Low light performance
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153 ISO