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PowerShot SD3500 IS

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 4192B001


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 14.5 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 14.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
4.3 (W) - 21.5 (T) mm (35mm equivalent: 24 - 120mm)

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in./5 cm - infinity, 3.0 ft./90cm (T) - infinity

Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft./5 - 50cm (W) - infinity

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder

LCD Monitor
3.5-inch LCD with wide viewing angle and Touch Panel Technology

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
1 - 1/3000 sec.

15 - 1/3000 sec. (Total shutter speed range), Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3 - 15 sec.

  • Shutter speeds differ depending on the shooting mode
  • Shutter speeds available in Long Shutter: 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (unit: sec.)
  • Back to TopExposure Control

    Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

    * Camera automatically sets the optical ISO speed according to the shooting mode and subject brightness. The ISO speed also varies according to subject movement and camera shake when the shooting mode is set in Auto.

    Light Metering Method
    Evaluative*, Center-Weighted average, Spot**

    * Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face AiAF

    ** Metering frame is fixed to the center

    Exposure Control Method
    Program AE; i-Contrast; AE Lock

    Exposure Compensation
    +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

    Back to TopWhite Balance

    White Balance Control
    Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

    * Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF

    Back to TopFlash

    Built-in Flash
    Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

    Flash Range
    1.6 - 11 ft./50cm - 3.5m (W), 3.0 - 6.6 ft./90cm - 2.0m (T)

  • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
  • Recycling Time
    12 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)

    Flash Exposure Compensation

    Back to TopShooting Specifications

    Shooting Modes
    Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter*, Low Light, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Creative Light Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie

  • *Automatically detects shooting scene
  • **Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Detection Self-timer
  • Photo Effects
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom*
    *Adjustment of contrast, sharpness saturation red, green, blue and skin tone are available.

    Self Timer
    Approx. 10 sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay custom*

    *Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in 1-second increments) 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in 1-shot increments) can be specified.

    Wireless Control

    Continuous Shooting
    Approx. 0.7 shots/sec (approx. 2.7 shots/sec. in Low Light)

    Back to TopImage Storage

    Storage Media
    SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card

    File Format
    Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

    Image Recording Format
    Normal, Fine

    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

    Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))

    Number of Recording Pixels
    Still Image: 4,320 x 3,240 (Large), 3,456 x 2,592 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,320 x 2,432 (Widescreen), 2,144 x 1,608 (Low Light)

    Movie: HD 1,280 x 720 (30 fps available up to 10 min. or 4GB per clip), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 60 minutes or 4GB per clip

    Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

    Image data

     Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
    File Size (KB)3,5971,7192,3021,1001,395695558278

      Small (S)Widescreen (W)Widescreen (W)
    File Size (KB)150842,7001,291990495

    Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

     High DefinitionStandard Definition
    HD: 1,280 x 720640 x 480320 x 240
    30 fps*30 fps*30 fps*
    Movie size (KB/sec.)2,9551,316394
    4GB21 min. 23 sec.46 min. 46 sec.2 hr. 23 min. 41 sec.
    16GB1 hr. 27 min. 37 sec.3 hr. 11 min. 32 sec.9 hr. 48 min. 19 sec.
    *Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps

    Note: N=Normal F=Fine

    Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

    Back to TopPlayback Specifications

    Playback Modes File
    - Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
    - Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects (3 types), Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4 - 130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, i-Contrast
    - Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Resume

    *Auto settings available in 5 levels
    **5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.

    Back to TopErasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Still Image: Select image, select all images (all filtered images)

    Movie: part of movie, all of movie

    Back to TopInterfaces

    Computer Interface
    Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio, and video*) HDMI (HDMITM mini connector)

    * mini-B compatible.

    Video Out
    NTSC/PAL (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio, and video)

    Audio Out

    SD Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

    Power Supply
    1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L

    2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)Still Image: approx. 220 shots*

    *LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.Approx. 5 hours.

    * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

    Power Source
    1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L

    2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)

    Shooting Capacity
    Still Image: approx. 220 shots*

    *LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

    Playback Time
    Approx. 5 hours.

    * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

    Back to TopPhysical Specifications

    Operating Temperature

    Operating Humidity

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    3.91 x 2.20 x 0.87 in./99.3 x 55.7 x 22.0 mm

    Approx. 5.64 oz./160g (including batteries and memory card)

    26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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