I got this Canon Power Shot camera from Camera Land NY because of their great prices and customer service. I decided on the Power Shot because of the great zoom, HD video capability, and ease of usage. There is a 35x optical zoom and combined with the digital zoom up to 140x. I found the camera extremely easy to use and the quality of the video and pictures are incredible. I find the SLR cameras confusing so this point and shoot was a very good option. These cameras are also budget friendly. Below are some samples of pictures and videos I have taken with the camera:
Above is a video I took in HD of a herd of mountain sheep with the Canon PowerShot. Below is a video I filmed in HD with the Canon Power Shot.
Above is a photo of a small herd of Mountain Sheep in Washington.
Above is a photo I took at full optical zoom of an osprey with the Canon PowerShot.
Below is a video showing the optical zoom at 35x and the digital zoom at 140x:
Below are the specifications taken from: http://www.canon.ca/inetCA/products?m=gp&pid=4812#_030
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 35x Optical/4x Digital/140x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Approx. 14.5 Megapixels
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels
35x zoom: 4.3 (W) - 150.5 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 840 (T) mm)
Auto: 0 in./0 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T); Normal: 2.0 in./ 5 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T); Macro: 0 in. - 1.6 ft./ 0 - 50 cm (W) Manual Focus: 0 in./0 cm - infinity (W), 4.6 ft./1.4 m - infinity (T)
TTL Autofocus, manual focus
Electronic Viewfinder available
2.7-inch TFT colour LCD (Vari-angle type with wide viewing angle)
Approx. 230,000 pixels
f/2.7 (W) - f/5.8 (T) - The following f/numbers are available in Av or M: W: f/2.7, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0 T: f/5.8, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Centre-weighted average, Spot** * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF ** Metering frame is fixed to the centre *2 Fixed to centre
Exposure Control Method
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom *Facial colour is evaluated in Face AiAF.
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
1.6 - 19 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.2 ft. (T), (50 cm - 5.8 m (W), 1.4 - 2.8 m (T))
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Smart AUTO, P, Tv, Av, M, C1, C2, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, SCN*1, Movie*2 *1Smart Shutter*3, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Colour Accent, Colour Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist *2Smart AUTO available *3 Smile, Wink, Self-timer, Face Self-timer
My Colours Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Colour*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Custom*/approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay * Delay time (0 - 10 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Normal: Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 3.6 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode) AF: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode) LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.1 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode) - Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically. - Differs depending on the zoom position.
SD/SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 4320 x 3240 (Large), 3072 x 2304 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2)*, 640 x 480 (Small), 3744 x 2104 (Widescreen), * Same as when shooting in Low Light
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Modes File
- Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist), Smart Shuffle - Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Trimming, Resize, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning. - Videos: Normal Playback*, Editing, slow motion **, pause, first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind * Auto settings available in 5 levels ** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
Still Image: single image, select range, all images Video: any video file
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video) *2 mini-B compatible.
Analog: NTSC/PAL, digital: HDMI mini connector
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.84 x 3.64 x 4.24 in. / 122.9 x 92.4 x 107.7mm
- CIPA compliant
Approx. 21.2 oz. / 601g (camera, including batteries and memory card)
Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi).
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.