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Old Apr 19, 2010, 8:55 AM   #1
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Default PowerShot S3 IS-my impressions

I got myself a PowerShot S3 IS today and I am finding to be very good-the zooming is quite quiet thanks to the USM motor used and the 2.0" articulating screen is great.

The 12X zoom lens features a UD element and a nice focal length-36mm-432mm.

The Flexizone AF is easy to use on this model-you just press the SET button once unlike on say, the A710IS, where it is selected via the menu. I also like the live histogram in record mode-especially when in M mode, so I can get the image levels right before pressing the shutter button.

Another feature I quite like is the AEL/AFL lock access via the shortycut button-in Tv/Av mode I have the shortcut button set to AEL, while in M modeit's set to AFL.

Finally, the S3 IS's MovieSnap feature is fantastic-I capture 6.0 megapixel still image while recording a movie.

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