PowerShot S3 IS Edit

The Canon PowerShot S3 IS is a 6.0 megapixel digital camera launched in May 2006.

  • CHDK is available for S3 with firmware 1.00a
  • The S3 has SDHC storage media support, SD cards with 16 GB capacity has been successfully tested, see Benchmarks for S3

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Powershot S3 IS

Canon product pages:

Reviews and Specifications Edit

Technical Data Edit

Canon Powershot S3IS
Processor: DIGIC II processor
OS: VxWorks
Sensor: 6 Megapixel CCD, 1/2.5" ICX624
Resolution: 2816x2112
Lens: F2.7-3.5, 12X optical zoom lens, 36mm - 432mm (35mm equiv)
OIS: yes
Display: 2.0" with 115,000 pixels, rotateable
Storage: SD / SDHC / MMC memory cards
Battery: 4 AA batteries; 550 shots (CIPA standard)
Dimensions: 116.8 x 78.7 x 76.2 mm / 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.0 inch (WxHxD)
Weight(body): 410 g / 14.5 oz
Movies: 640x480 (30 fps)
USB: 2.0
Misc: 4X digital zoom, Electronic Viewfinder, PictBridge support

Version information Edit

Format the SD card and create one file called ver.req, then while on the picture preview mode, press SET and DISP simultaneously:

Canon PowerShot S3 IS
P-ID:311A  PAL
Firmware Ver GM1.00A
Feb 22 2006  08:47:32

Instead of E18 you will most probably get a "No error" message.

Pressing DISP once again with SETstill pressed:

Adj Ver.001.011

Pressing DISP a third time with SETstill pressed:

SubCPU Ver 9.13

For Developers Edit

Addresses Edit

#define LED_PR 0xc0220088


Firmware dumpsEdit

  • FW 1.00A

Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

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