An 8.0 Megapixel sensor gives you the freedom to crop, trim and create new compositions while retaining all the fine detail needed for high quality poster size prints.
4x optical zoom
A 4x optical zoom lens gives you the flexibility to frame shots up close or at a distance without sacrificing quality.
2.5" Vari-angle LCD screen
The large 2.5" Vari-angle LCD twists in all directions - ideal for self portraits and creative shots at unusual angles. Night Display mode aids visibility in low light while a selectable Grid Line display helps with composition. A useful 3:2 ratio overlay indicates the printable area for standard photo prints.
Canon's DIGIC II image processor manages all camera functions and processes images at high speed for excellent responsiveness and extended battery life. iSAPS is a built-in assistant that uses scene information to optimize camera settings before the shot is taken.
Rely on 9-point AiAF to keep even off-centre subjects sharply in focus, or use FlexiZone AF/AE to manually select a focus point.
Shooting modes and My Colors
21 shooting modes include a full creative zone for manual control and 10 Special Scene modes for tricky lighting conditions, including Snow, Beach and Underwater. My Colors allows colour effects to be applied to images and movies.
Great indoor and night shots
A high-speed ISO 800 setting allows you to shoot correctly exposed images in low light conditions without using a flash. ISO 800 also enables shooting at higher shutter speeds, reducing the risk of image blur.
1cm Macro mode
Focus as close as 1cm and capture all the intricate detail of tiny subjects.
Safety Zoom and Digital Tele-Converter
Safety Zoom offers extra zoom magnification without affecting image quality¹. Use the Digital Tele-Converter feature for extra reach on every shot - just like adding a tele-converter lens to the camera.
High quality movies
Shoot extra long² 30fps VGA quality movies with full audio, View them on the camera's LCD screen, or connect to a TV or PC for full screen playback.
A complete range of optional accessories includes wide and tele-converter lenses and a slave flash. A waterproof case allows for underwater shooting at depths of up to 40 metres.
¹Safety Zoom factor dependent on image size selected
²Depending on memory card speed and capacity