Type - 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels - Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter Type - Primary Colour
Type - DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length - 5.0 – 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 112 mm)
Zoom - Optical 4x. Digital Approx. 4x  (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom ) . Combined Approx. 16x
Maximum f/number - f/2.8 – f/5.9
Construction - 6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element and 1 single-sided aspherical UA element)
Image Stabilisation - Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop. Dynamic IS (in Movie)
Type – TTL
AF System/ Points - AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes - Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection - Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock - On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam – Yes
Closest Focusing Distance - 3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro
Metering modes - Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock - On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation - +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments, Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity  - AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Speed - 1 – 1/1500 sec. (factory default), 15 – 1/1500 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Type – TTL
Settings - Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Monitor - 7.6 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage - Approx. 100%
Brightness - Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes - Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed - Yes. Fastest speed 1/1500 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction – Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation - Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock – Yes
Built-in Flash Range - 30 cm –4.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash - Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Modes - Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (3.0MP) , Best Image Selection (3.0MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (3.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist
Modes in Movie - P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects - My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes - Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting - Approx. 3.4 shots/sec., High-speed Burst (3.0MP): Approx. 8.2shots/sec., (until memory card becomes full) 
RECORDING PIXELS /COMPRESSION
Image Size - 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480’16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360,3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424,1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480(Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)* *XS is half the length and width of S)
Compression - Fine, Normal
Movies - (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Movie Length - Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 120fps, (M) 240fps, Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps, (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec., (L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour ,(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.
Still Image Type - JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies - MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)]
Canon Printers - Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge – Yes
Red-Eye Correction - Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu - Start-up image and camera sounds customization
My Category - Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor – Yes
Histogram – Yes
Playback zoom - Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer - Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages - English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi
Computer - Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other - HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Type - SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh - Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3 Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6
Browsing & Printing - ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other – PhotoStitch
Batteries - Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life - Approx. 230 shots ,Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply - Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Cases / Straps - Soft Leather Case DCC-60, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case - Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC39 Waterproof Case (3m) WP-DC310L Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Flash - High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers - AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10/AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Other - Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
Operating Environment - 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) - 93.1 x 55.8 x 19.9 mm
Weight - Approx. 140 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
Subject to change without notice.
 Depending on the image size selected.
 Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
 Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
 Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
 Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
 Some settings limit availability.
 The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above.