Christopher
Stoll

2005 PowerShot S2 IS

2005 PowerShot S2 IS

Year
2005
Make
Canon
Model
PowerShot S2 IS
Type
Digital Through the Lens
Film
CCD, 5 megapixels (ISO 50 – 400)
Lens
6 – 72mm (36 – 432mm 35mm equivalent)
Apertures
ƒ/2.7:3.5 – ƒ/8
Speeds
1/3200 – 15s
Meter
digital (center-weighted average, spot metering)
Filter
none
Battery
4 x AA
Price
$499 (equal to $662 in 2020)
Owned
2005 – 2012
Condition
0A (received) / 4B (current)

My S2 IS

This camera was meant to be a replacement for my Canon Pro90 IS. It was a fine camera. The electronics were much more capable than that of the Pro90 IS, but the lens was no match for the one in the Pro90. This camera ultimately made me decide to switch to cameras with interchangeable lenses; pay for nice glass and keep it when you upgrade the camera body.

According to Canon’s marketing material

Have it all in one ultracompact camera. The canon S2 IS’s 5.0 megapixels of imaging power deliver stunning detail and clarity, even to oversized prints and the closest crop-ins. The impressively long 12x optical zoom is a feat of engineering, with Image Stabilizer (IS) technology that eliminates camera shake and a UD lens that provides brilliant color accuracy across the entire zoom range. The 4x digital zoom brings combined zooming power all the way to 48x for superb detail at sporting events, school concerts, and more.

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Images from this PowerShot S2 IS