Canon PowerShot S3 IS - Zoom lens|
According to Steve Digicams: "The most prominent feature of the Canon S3 IS is its 12x Canon zoom lens, with a focal length coverage of 36 - 432mm in 35mm equivalence. Non-stabilized cameras with high power telephoto lenses require the use a tripod or a faster shutter speed to overcome the camera-shake issue. Not so with the Canon S3; its IS image-stabilized lens reduces the effect of camera shake in your long telephoto shots, and makes the camera capable of taking handheld shots in lower light levels without the flash."
Canon S3 IS review conclusion - Steves Digicams
Steve continues: "The Canon S3's auto focus system delivered consistently sharp images. It uses only a single AF point, but you can position it virtually anywhere in your composition. With the help of its AF-assist lamp, the S3 was able to auto focus quite reliably in conditions of low ambient light; in complete darkness, the maximum range of the AF-assist lamp was about 10 feet. Image noise was very low at sensitivity settings of ISO 80 and 100. Noise becomes detectable in shadow areas at ISO 200, and noticeable at ISO 400." You want to learn more about the Canon PowerShot digital camera? Continue to read the Canon S3 IS review at Steve's Digicams!
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