12.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
Captures high-resolution images up to 4000 x 2248 pixels.
DIGIC 5 image processor
Combined with the image sensor create the Canon HS system for exceptional low-light performance, enhanced image quality, and ultra-fast operation.
5x optical/4x digital/20x total zoom
Through a bright f/1.8(W)–f/2.8(T) wide-angle lens allows you to capture more in your frame and create portraits with beautiful, soft background blur.
3.0" high-resolution LCD screen
For easy framing, shooting and camera adjustments with a wide viewing angle.
Real-image type viewfinder provides an easy, familiar alternative to composing shots without an LCD screen.
1080p full HD movie mode
Captures vivid and realistic video with stereo sound at the touch of a dedicated button, plus fine detail movie processing, and full range of zoom.
High speed AF and high-speed burst EQ
For super-responsive shooting with a dramatic reduction in lag time, even when continuously capturing detailed images at up to 10 frames per second.
Intelligent IS optical image stabilization
Automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for any shooting condition, even allowing for clear shots in low light without the use of a tripod.
Full range of shooting and recording modes
Lets you shoot in RAW mode, including RAW and JPEG simultaneously.
Wide range of optional accessories
Including Speedlite flashes, underwater housing and a teleconverter that increases the zoom's reach.
Dual axis electronic level
Show both horizontal roll and vertical pitch, plus an artificial horizon over the image on the rear LCD screen or in the viewfinder for easy leveling while shooting.
Include custom, manual, aperture- and shutter-priority, program, smart auto, movie digest, scene, creative filters and movie.
Include portrait, smooth skin, smart shutter, high-speed burst HQ, handheld night scene, underwater, snow, fireworks and stitch assist.
Include high dynamic range, nostalgic, fish-eye effect, miniature effect, toy camera effect, soft focus, monochrome, super vivid, poster effect, color accent and color swap.
Include my colors off, vivid, neutral, sepia, black & white, positive film, lighter skin tone, darker skin tone, vivid blue, vivid green, vivid red and custom color.
Movie shooting options
Include standard, iFrame movie and super slow motion movie.
Direct Print system enabled
Directly connect your PowerShot camera to a Canon PIXMA or SELPHY photo printer with a USB cable (not included) and simply press the button to print. Also works with PictBridge-enabled printers.
SD card slot
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDXC) formats.