The successor to the Canon PowerShot S1 IS, the Canon PowerShot S2 IS boasts of its enhanced features that are appealing to the many consumers. With a bigger 1.8 inch LCD screen, the 5.2 megapixel Canon PowerShot S2 IS offers consumers from the beginners to the photo enthusiasts the ability to capture high quality still images and movie clips.
A neat feature on this camera is the 1.8 inch LCD screen. Unlike many digital cameras, the Canon PowerShot S2 IS screen swings out. The screen brightness is also adjustable so that you can see what you are shooting when taking pictures at night or in the dark.
The lens length on this camera is an adjustable 36 to 432mm. This allows you to have a standard lens or a telephoto lens with just a push of a button. Unlike most cameras at this price, the flash is not an auto open. If you forget, then, well, there is simply no flash end of story. The older model of Canon camera did have the auto flash and they should have kept it this way. That being said, there is a nice flash feature. The back panel is full of buttons that could mean a lot of different things. The user's manual might be the average person's best friend for a while. That being said, the menu setup when you first start the camera is quiet simple to set even if the other features will take time to learn.
The Canon PowerShot S2 IS takes 4 AA batteries to power. It comes with 4 alkaline batteries which will last a little while. It is suggested that you purchase rechargeable batteries especially since the NiMH batteries last longer than the alkaline.
The Canon PowerShot S2 IS comes with a 16MB Secure Digital (SD) memory card, which is rather meager when shooting at the highest quality setting can only fit up to five photos. Often suggested starter size is at least 512MB memory card, even the 1GB or 2GB can be considered if you like to take movies as well. Whether you plan to exploit the S2's movie and continuous shooting mode, make sure to get a large and fast SD memory card, a speed rating of at least 60X is highly suggested.
From family vacations, weddings to fast sporting events, Canon PowerShot S2 camera fulfills the requirements of still image photography and movie recording. For great pricing on your purchase of a Canon PowerShot camera, please visit our site.
I just got a new digital camera, and having the removable lenses (like the Olympus Lens) really makes a big difference in the types of photos I am able to shoot. However, for a regular every-day camera, the Cannon PowerShot S2 IS still makes a lot of sense.