Summary Canon S2 IS

Prices Price
Camera only
$496
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 14
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 1.8"
Aperture
Help f/2.7
Screen resolution
Help 115k dots
Wide angle
Help 36 mm
Movie format
Help 480p @ 30fps
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Canon PowerShot S2 ISCanon PowerShot S2 IS

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Pros

The Canon S2 IS vs other recent digicams

Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/3200 of a second
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital

The Canon S2 IS vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (113×78×76 mm)
Weight Light Help
505 g
Thickness Thin Help
3"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$495.99

Cons

The Canon S2 IS vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
36 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
400 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Macro focus Very poor macro Help
10.0 cm
Announced Old Help
April 2005
Thickness Thick Help
3"
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.4 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
5 MP
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Weight Heavy Help
505 g

The Canon S2 IS vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
12x
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
115k dots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Movie format Low resolution movies Help
480p @ 30fps
Screen size Very small screen Help
1.8"
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds

Appearance

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Discussion

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Ady (8:38 AM, October 31, 2012)
Macro of this camera is 0 cm. It's not 10 cm ! It has a super macro mode ! The camera can focus even it touches the lens !