PowerShot S3 IS[edit | edit source]

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

Powershot S3 IS

Canon product pages:

Reviews and Specifications[edit | edit source]

Technical Data[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Addresses[edit | edit source]

#define LED_PR 0xc0220088


Firmware dumps[edit | edit source]

  • FW 1.00A

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

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