Canon Digital IXUS II

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS II

Canon Digital IXUS II

The epitome of style

Classic styling with Platinum White finish, the Digital IXUS II is exquisite to look at and gives stunning results.


  • Classic IXUS style and design
  • 3.2 Megapixels and 2x optical zoom
  • DIGIC processor
  • MyCamera settings
  • Intelligent 9-Point AutoFocus system

Detailed Features

The epitome of style.

With it's stylish good looks the Digital IXUS II is set to become the must-have for those who adore the classic IXUS design philosophy. Sleek and sexy, it won’t look out of place adorning the catwalks of Milan or the red carpets of Hollywood.

Powerful 3.2 Megapixel sensor

It’s not just killer looks that make the Digital IXUS II exceptional. It has an impressive array of technology too. Because of its 3.2 Megapixel CCD you can print up to A4 without loss of detail. A 6.4x combined optical and digital zoom takes you in closer. Driving it all is Canon’s high-performance DIGIC processor - the beating heart of the Digital IXUS II. DIGIC offers, among many things, improved image quality and autofocus accuracy.

Intelligent 9-Point AiAF system

Having an Intelligent AutoFocus system with the Digital IXUS II means now an even larger area is covered by the camera’s focusing system. It looks at nine focusing points in the area you are shooting and works out the correct focus required quickly and accurately.

Movie mode with sound

Between ‘still’ shots you can make a mini-movie (with sound), edit it ‘in camera’, share it via-email – even play it on TV.

Print without a PC

You get full-colour prints in your hand in remarkably quick time with Direct Print. Simply connect the Digital IXUS II into the compatible Canon Card Photo Printer CP-200 or CP-300, or to one of Canon’s Bubble Jet Direct printers to get stunning prints in no time at all.

Post-shooting options

You can download, file and organise images on your computer with included software applications (ZoomBrowser EX for Windows or ImageBrowser for Macintosh users). You can also share your shots with family and friends online through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*.

*This service is not available in all countries.

Product Specification


Type 1/2.7" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2M
Colour Filter Type Primary colour


Type DIGIC with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.4 – 10.8 mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 70mm)
Zoom Optical 2x, digital approx. 3.2x, combined approx. 6x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/3.9
Construction 6 elements in 6 groups (3 aspherical elements)


AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Lock Yes
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 10cm


Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 step increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
Speed 15 – 1/1,500 sec
(Shutter speeds of 1-15 seconds are manually selected with the long-shutter mode, in Manual mode. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction).


Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom


Viewfinder Real-image zoom


Monitor 1.5" TFT
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 47cm-3.0m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)


Modes Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.2 fps¹ (speed maintained for up to 12 images)


Image Size (L)2048 x 1536, (M1)1600 x 1200, (M2)1024 x 768, (S)640 x 480
Compression SuperFine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, (M)320 x 240, (S)160 x 120
Movie Length Up to 3mins, depending upon resolution and memory card capacity


Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)


Canon Printers Canon Card Photo Printers and Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function


My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom 2x – 10x
Self Timer 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese


Computer USB (PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)


Type Secure Digital (SD) Card


PC Macintosh Windows 98 (including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP


Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture, File Viewer Utility
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression


Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-3L (battery and charger supplied)
AC Power Supply Yes, optional


Case Soft Case SC-DC20
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC10
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Compact Battery Charger CB-2LUE, AC Power Adapter ACK900


Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 85.0 x 56.0 x 23.9 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 165g
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.