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5.8 out of 10

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

The Canon Power Shot S3 IS, introduced in 1996, is the upgraded Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S3 IS

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Overall 4
4.0

Great zoom but grainy pictures.

pruitts5, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Canon S3 IS was hoped to be a great camera for me - an intermediate user and mom of kids in sports.  The zoom is great - you can really get close to the action - and the adjustments made for some great pictures on the LCD display.  My problem came when I printed the pictures - they are all grainy and a bit fuzzy and don't look anything like the LCD display.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Don't waste your money"

ccljordan, CNET
6 June 2007
  • Pros: Compact, low-llight shooting
  • Cons: Lens cap, performance, build quality
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 8
8.0

Design is poor and Canon knows better

dthornton, epinions.com
30 January 2007
  • Summary: There are plenty of better options on the market.
  • Pros: A lot of features for the money, and the video works pretty well.
  • Cons: Poor design, difficult to use, and poor picture quality ?
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Overall 3
3.0

"Rampant E18 Errors throughout canon line"

soccerpeve, CNET
18 January 2007
  • Pros: Excellent macro modes, great shutter speeds & ISO levels. Well balanced camera, if it keeps working...
  • Cons: Grip is a little small, if you drop it, it is broken.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Just hype, thats all."

rpt2k, CNET
24 December 2006
  • Pros: Fast focus, fast operation
  • Cons: Blurry, grainy pictures.
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Overall 3
3.0

"I think I needed more than it could give"

niqueisha, CNET
6 December 2006
  • Pros: It has lots of nice features
  • Cons: It won't go beyond 80% of it's full size before becoming pixelated
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Overall 3
3.0

"Camera Broke in Less Than a Week"

sarahdzik, CNET
26 October 2006
  • Pros: Lots of features. I like the indoor setting.
  • Cons: Broke within the first week.
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Overall 3
3.0

"tried this camera-then sony dsc h-5-bought the sony"

almeekzz, CNET
11 June 2006
  • Pros: had the canon name
  • Cons: didn't compare to the sonys picture quality in any way
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Overall 4
4.0

"Anything for more sales revenue"

mitchnet12, CNET
22 March 2006
  • Pros: Something to consider when the S2IS goes on clearance
  • Cons: Not much of an upgrade
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Overall 4
4.0

"Marketing is so boring...."

momule, CNET
2 March 2006
  • Pros: The S1IS is a great camera, the S2IS is a great camera, and this is probably a great camera too.
  • Cons: By the time one added the various converters etc it would be better to have bought an XT
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