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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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Overall 8
8.0

Nice camera!

Jenn, Amazon
27 June 2013
  • Summary: Has been a great purchase so far. I bought it used so I do not have a user manual and I am not sure the video recording works. I need to see if I can download a manual. Would have given it 5 stars but did not realize I would not receive a manual or basic case.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent point-n-shoot camera!

Cameron W., Newegg
1 December 2012
  • Summary: This camera was used frequently for several years, my wife even began her professional photography career (which is still going strong) using this camera. Canon has since progressed to better and better "high-end" point-n-shoot cameras, all of which I would recommend to any amateur or mid-grade...
  • Pros: Small and compact. Lightweight. Excellent picture quality for a non-DSLR format. Very easy to use for an amateur, yet maintains a decent amount of manual settings for "pro" usage. High-quality Canon lens, great wide-angle to zoom ratio. Captures motion-video at good resolutions. Articulating LCD ...
  • Cons: Non-DSLR. Sensor pixel-count is average. Cannot mount filters to the lens. Lens cap is easily dislodged by accident. The cap has to be very easy to remove since the zoom lens protrudes from within the housing; if the lens cap were firmly affixed, the lens-motion mechanism could become damaged if ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use great pics

Trinja Henrickson, Amazon
9 July 2012
  • Summary: I have owned earlier models of this camera, so the functions are familiar to me. I like the handling of this camera a lot, and it has a high end look to it too. Very happy with this camera!
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent 'medium' quality camera

Leanne Longacre, Amazon
16 January 2012
  • Summary: I've had this camera for...oh about four years, going on five now. While I have the typical "lens error" and have for about a year now, I must say this camera is worth its weight in gold.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Mid-Range Camera

DeeWhit, Amazon
10 October 2011
  • Summary: This was a gift for my wife. We have used this camera extensively and have been quite impressed with it. In fact we are now sold on Canon Cameras and bought a high end xTI SLR camera purely based on how impressed we were with this camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camera while it lasted; then the lens locked up

Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 July 2011
  • Summary: I used this camera for five years to take thousands of pictures, most of which were pretty good. Pictures without flash in my church were always a problem--not enough light for this camera; I had to throw away 95% of the pix because of blurring or focus problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon S 3IS

Matt, Amazon
21 February 2011
  • Summary: Every other camera I owned were a point and shoot camera and I decided it was time to upgrade to a bigger slr type camera, Im a complete novice to photography so didnt want to splash out too much on a camera that would be wasted on me so after reading extensive reviews I choose this one and am happy...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very capable camera

Brian Y., Newegg
23 September 2007
  • Summary: If you have only one camera this is the one to have. Very fun to use. Lots of buttons, but after you learn them it becomes easy and natural.
  • Pros: Image stabilization is really what makes this camera. It is easy to use. Shoots movies that look very good. Shoots photos that look great. Long zoom is nice.
  • Cons: The viewfinder is why I did not give this camera five stars. Hard to see in bright light.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Matthew W., Newegg
17 August 2007
  • Summary: i had to rma the first one i got because there were a couple dead pixels that would show up in photos, the second one i got was dead completely, probably from shipping.
  • Pros: neweggs fast and responsive rma center is for the win. the camera is excellent and the photos it takes are most of the time pretty amazing.
  • Cons: i cant really say anything negative about the camera itself
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
1 August 2007
  • Pros: Great zoom! Wonderful pictures with lots of detail and clarity! Very happy so far.
  • Cons: I wish you didn't have to raise the flash manually, I tend to forget and miss that one "great" shot. Also, it's a little bulky and doesn't offer an underwater case.
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