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5.5 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

happy

meroxjohn, Ebay
6 June 2011
  • Summary: still need to get camera repaired but happy with purchase, look forward to using it for my e-mail bussiness
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Good Camera until it gives you an E18 Lens Error

Rostlk, epinions.com
15 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Great camera initially with a great zoom and photo quality. After more than a year or so the camera
  • Pros: Price / Quality of photo / zoom / video capability
  • Cons: Very fragile lens mechanism and Canon customer support
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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

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. - The movie mode is awesome, good stereo sound (but see below under cons) - It is quick and responsive, for zoom and focus. - The rotating display is nice not only to take pictures of myself, but also to take closer pictures of other people in a candid way -- i.e.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 8
8.0

All The Bells and Whistles, But Flawed?

AtlantaGreg, epinions.com
4 June 2006
  • Summary: Potentially a very good model, and nice upgrade from the S2, however possible quality control issues cause a need for caution when buying. Test thoroughly once purchased.
  • Pros: Good handling and looks, good zoom and I.S. feature and excellent video with stereo sound.
  • Cons: Possible quality control issues (misaligned CCD?). Chromatic aberration in images. Price.
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Overall 6
6.0

A fair digital camera

acclivity, Amazon
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Quite a good zoom on this. But the images are quite noisy, as seems to be true still with more recent Canon bridge cameras.
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Overall 6
6.0

Much has been said...

Enrique Melia "eper-art", Amazon
23 July 2010
  • Summary: Much has been said about Canon's Powershot S3 IS all of it justified.. Well in my opinion is not half as good as they say! I have many cameras at half the price and a lot better in almost all departments. I got it just last week and can't get on with it and the pics are not that great, I know a bit about the subject as I do a lot of it for my web site. In short the Fuji Fine pix F70 EXR wins hands down.
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Overall 6
6.0

Snap

J. Boyes "boysie", Amazon
23 July 2009
  • Summary: Hmmm - in hindsight i wish i had just gone for a full blown starter DSLR. That was my mistake. Tbh this is a good little camera that takes nice snaps and has a reasonable amount of options to keep most pick-up and shoot people happy. I didn't really notice too much difference in quality over my Canon Ixus s5.
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Overall 6
6.0

not the best

Burak, Amazon
11 February 2008
  • Summary: there are some web sites that compare photos taken with different cameras in detail. compare a photo taken by this camera at ISO80, with a photo taken by Fujifilm Finepix s6500fd at ISO400. Supposedly, an ISO400 photo should have much more noise. Then compare an IS100 photo taken by Fujifilm. The results are embarassing for Canon. s6500fd is much cheaper than this camera yet produces photos of much better quality.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

Canon Powershot PS S3 IS

UK Guest, Review Stop
12 March 2007
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