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Canon PowerShot S3 IS
4.8 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 6
6.0

A nice camera for the money

russelljudge, ReviewView
22 January 2008
  • Conclusion: Its a nice camera but its a bit much. It was easy to use and understand everything. It has auto flash with red-eye reduction which is nice to have. It was dropped a time or two and only got a few scratches but still worked.
  • Pros: Size of screen and color
  • Cons: Cost to much
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Overall 6
6.0

Rather disappointed in this camera

Robert W., Newegg
21 October 2007
  • Summary: More than likely, this is the last Canon I will buy. Will go back to Kodak.
  • Pros: Takes good pictures as long as there is very high light. I like the continous burst, rather than the 3 picture burst on other cameras I've owned.
  • Cons: First, no date stamp. When I wrote Canon about it, their response was I could use software to add the date. Not what I wanted to do. Second, unless it is very high light, the pictures come out grainy. I have experimented with the settings, and do not find anything that I like.
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Overall 6
6.0

NICE...But...

Anonymous, Newegg
16 September 2007
  • Pros: Went to a Local Camera Shop and this was there. Very Nice, with good features...but....
  • Cons: Too Pricey for just a 6.0 MP Camera....All the features it has is most likely the reason, but still doesn't change the fact that it is 6.0 MP and can get a 6.0 alot cheaper with close too the same features.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice

Anonymous, Newegg
7 March 2007
  • Summary: Buy the canon kit that comes w/ rechargeable batteries and cover.
  • Pros: Lots of features,short movies came out great.
  • Cons: Bulky, heavy, Uses regular AAA batteries.The image stabilization it's not that great at long distances.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does a pretty fair job, but not what I was hoping for

Chanda Marx, Amazon
28 November 2006
  • Summary: I've had my camera for about 2 months now. A few points I must praise are the compact body, and super fast shutter speed (I've never owned a Digi Cam with such a quick shutter speed... very nice!) But I'm having some issues with the camera that I'm hoping to "fix" thru experimentation.
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Overall 6
6.0

A Not So Great Point-and-Shoot Camera

P. Olivier, Amazon
16 October 2006
  • Summary: I'm a very experienced photographer, been published and won a few contests too. I use Canon SLR cameras, lenses and equipment which is GREAT stuff. So, when I wanted to add a professional level point-and-shoot camera the Canon Powershot S3 IS was an easy choice.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost Perfect!

Eric Hamilton, Amazon
30 September 2006
  • Summary: I've been using this camera for a few weeks now, and I've taken at least a thousand photographs with it. It is easily the most versatile piece of photographic equipment I have ever owned, and I grew up using film SLRs.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good camera... IF you don't wear glasses!

Jim Dee, Amazon
3 August 2006
  • Summary: I've taken a couple of thousand pictures with this camera and the results are generally very good. One serious flaw, however, is its electronic viewfinder. I wear glasses and the viewfinder is difficult (sometimes VERY difficult) to see in many outdoor lighting situations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better Choices Are Now Available

Fred Anonymous Smith, Amazon
4 July 2006
  • Summary: Since no camera is perfect for everyone, I truly hesitated (for over a month) to write this review. But, since I wrote a glowing review of another Canon camera model (the A620), fairness almost demanded a less positive review where equally warranted.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good camera, significant limitations, next likely significantly better

Kevin K. Fosler, Amazon
26 June 2006
  • Summary: This is a rewrite of a previous review, hoping to be more concise. Pros: - Feels good, looks good, great ergonomics. Usually I de-emphasize this, but this is an exception. - The pictures turn out great.
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