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Testseek.co.uk have collected 47 expert reviews of the Canon PowerShot S3 iS and the average rating is 81%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Canon PowerShot S3 iS.
 
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The editors liked

  • Optic zoom in video
  • Stabilized zoom
  • Nice firm grip
  • Moveable LCD screen
  • Manual modes
  • Rapid access to all functions
  • Excellent image quality. Big 12x zoom. Great low light performance. Not much bigger than standard compact.
  • Build quality and design are very good
  • Logical and intuitive menu and control system
  • Fun
  • Excellent optical image stabiliser
  • Great handling
  • Feature packed
  • Great image quality
  • Excellent macro function
  • Good price

The editors didn't like

  • Slightly more noise than with the S2IS
  • Price
  • Could have had a better startup time
  • Only comes with 16MB SD card. Small electronic viewfinder.
  • Viewfinder is a little small
  • Intrusive noise at higher ISOs
  • Purple pixel fringing
  • Focus hunting at longer focal lengths
  • Screen and viewfinder hard to see in bright conditions

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  Published: 2009-07-15, review by: Photoradar.com

  • But this is more than just a makeover; there are some important improvements in the feature list too, including a new 6MP sensor that replaces the old 5MP CCD, and a larger 2.0-inch LCD, although even this is less than average compared with most new c...

 
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  Published: 2009-06-17, review by: digitalversus.com

  • Optic zoom in video, Stabilized zoom, Nice firm grip, Moveable LCD screen, Manual modes, rapid access to all functions
  • Slightly more noise than with the S2IS, Price, Could have had a better startup time

 
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  Published: 2007-02-01, review by: stuff.tv

  • Excellent image quality. Big 12x zoom. Great low light performance. Not much bigger than standard compact.
  • Only comes with 16MB SD card. Small electronic viewfinder.
  • A pint-sized camera that packs a punch, with consistently good performance in all conditions ...

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  Published: 2006-07-25, review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Great handling, feature packed, great image quality, excellent macro function, good price
  • Intrusive noise at higher ISOs, purple pixel fringing, focus hunting at longer focal lengths, screen and viewfinder hard to see in bright conditions
  • The Canon Powershot S3IS a few new neat features and tweaks that make it an interesting model and slight upgrade on its predecessor the S2IS

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  Published: 2006-07-13, review by: digitalartsonline.co.uk

  • Abstract:  The PowerShot S3 IS is only a marginal upgrade from the S2 IS. The new model boasts an extra megapixel, a larger screen, slightly improved sensitivity, and a lick of black paint. Aside from that, it’s very similar to the older model. Although the S3 IS...

 
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  Published: 2006-07-01, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Abstract:  The Canon PowerShot S3 IS compact camera may look like a minor upgrade to the S2 with an extra megapixel, larger screen and gunmetal finish - but theres a lot more. It boasts an image-stabilised optical zoom with a 12x zoom ratio and an equivalent foc...

 
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  Published: 2006-05-21, review by: techradar.com

  • Build quality and design are very good , Logical and intuitive menu and control system , Fun, Excellent optical image stabiliser
  • Viewfinder is a little small
  • Going grey is a sign of ageing but the PowerShot S3 IS wears it very well, trading in the ubiquitous silver of its predecessor for a much more classy looking gunmetal grey finish. But this is more than just a makeover; there are some important improvem...

 
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  Published: 2007-07-04, review by: dpinterface.com

  • Abstract:  DPInterface Canon PowerShot S5 IS ReviewBrad Soo - July 3rd, 2007 The PowerShot S5 IS is Canons latest ultra-zoom for 2007. While the S5 IS is a larger an upgrade than the S2 to the S3, it still isnt a radical departure from its predecessor - more o...

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  Published: 2007-02-07, review by: Dcviews.com

  • Abstract:  8.3The Canon Powershot S3 IS and the Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 are two very capable and compact all-round cameras and when you have to travel light they are the ultimate partners. They are consumer cameras due to absence of AdobeRGB and RAW, and responsiv...

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  Published: 2007-01-26, Author: Cliff , review by: trustedreviews.com

  • Abstract:  In Canon's compact camera range, two models vie for top billing. One is the 10-megapixel PowerShot G7 that I reviewed just over a month ago, and the other one is this, the PowerShot S3 IS. While the G7 might have the advantage in resolution over the 6-meg...

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