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PowerShot S45

PowerShot S45

PowerShot S45

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Marketed October 2002

The PowerShot S45, featuring a high-resolution 1/1.8″ 4-megapixel CCD and a compact high-performance 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105 mm in 35 mm format), supercedes the PowerShot S40 released in October 2001.

The PowerShot S45 incorporates new innovations for enhanced image quality, functionality and operability. These include an increase from 3-point to 9-point AiAF, ensuring accurate autofocus performance with unrestricted framing, regardless of the position of the subject within the viewfinder. Moreover, Canon’s SI (Super Intelligent) sensor automatically detects the camera’s orientation, ensuring optimum Auto-Focus, Auto-Exposure and Auto-White Balance performance when used in the vertical position. The SI sensor also automatically orients the image correctly for previewing.

Featuring a stylish body designed for improved handling, portability and ease of use, the PowerShot S45 also incorporates many of the high-end features of the PowerShot G3-including a plethora of manual setting-to satisfy the needs of even advanced users.

Camera effective pixels Approx. 4 million
Image sensor 1/1.8″ CCD (Total number of pixels approx. 4.1 million)
Lens 7.1 (W)-21.3 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent 35-105 mm)
F2.8(W) -4.9 (T)
Digital tele-converter Max. approx. 3.6x (Maximum 11x digital zoom when combine with optical zoom)
Optical viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder, picture coverage = approx. 82%
LCD monitor 1.8″, TFT color LCD, picture coverage = 100%
Autofocus method TTL 9 point AiAF (1 point measurement is possible) Focus lock and Manual focus are available
Shooting distance
(from tip of the lens barrel)
Normal AF 50 cm (1.6 ft.) – infinity
Macro AF 10 cm (W)/ 30 cm (T) – 50 cm
(3.9 in. (W)/ 11.8 in. (T) – 1.6 ft.)
Manual focus 10 cm (W)/ 30 cm (T) – infinity
(3.9 in. (W)/ 11.8 in. (T) – infinity)
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter speeds 15 – 1/1500 sec.
1.3 sec. or more shutter is available in Shutter-Priority mode or Manual mode
Slow shutter speeds of 15-1.3 sec. operates with noise reduction
Light metering system Evaluative metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering (Center or AF Point)
Exposure control method Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or Manual exposure control
AE lock is available
Exposure compensation +/- 2.0EV in 1/3-stop increments
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is available
(equivalent film speed)
Auto, ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200 and ISO 400 equivalent
White balance TTL auto white balance, preset white balance (available settings Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Flash) or Custom white balance (Custom 1 / Custom 2)
Flash Auto, On, Off
Red-eye reduction On Red-eye reduction auto / Red-eye reduction
On / flash Off
Red-eye reduction Off On / Off
Flash range (When sensitivity is set to AUTO)
35 cm – 4.8 m (1.1 ft. – 15.7 ft.) (W),
35 cm – 3 m (1.15 ft. – 9.8 ft.) (T)
(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
55 cm – 4 m (1.8 ft. – 13.1 ft.) (W),
55 cm – 2.5 m (1.8 ft. – 8.2 ft.) (T)
Flash exposure compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments, FE lock is available
Shooting modes Auto, Creative zone Program, Shutter Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual and Custom
Image zone Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie
Continuous shooting High-Speed continuous shooting Approx. 2.5 image/sec.
Standard continuous shooting Approx. 1.5 image/sec.
(Large/Fine mode with LCD viewfinder off)
Self-timer Approx. 2 sec./10 sec. shutter release delay
PC-connected shooting Available (USB connection only. Use the supplied software RemoteCapture.)
Storage media CompactFlash™ (CF) card (Type I and Type II)
File format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF-compliant
Image recording format Still images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)* or RAW
Movies : AVI (Image data Motion JPEG, Audio data WAVE [monaural])
JPEG compression mode Super fine, Fine or Normal
Number of recording pixels Still Images: Large : 2272 x 1704 pixels
Medium1: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Medium2: 1024 x 768 pixels
Small : 640 x 480 pixels
Movies : 320x 240 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)**
160x 120 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)**
Approx. 15 frames/second

** The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting

Replay modes Single (Histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor)
Slide Show
Sound annotations (up to 60 sec.)
Image output to Card Photo Printer CP-100 / CP-10 and Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function
My Camera Settings (Customizing) The Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation
(customizing) Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.

  1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.
  2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) (Normal or PTP selectable), Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source
  1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type NB-2L) (supplied)
  2. AC Adapter kit ACK 700 (optional)
  3. Car Battery Charger Kit CBC-NB2 (Optional)
Operating temperatures 0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F)
Operating humidity 10 – 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 112 x 58 x 42 mm (4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 in.)
excluding protrusions
Weight Approx. 260 g (9.2 oz.) (camera body only)
Sample Images1