Canon Digital IXUS IIs

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS IIs

Canon Digital IXUS IIs

More than just a pretty face.

Stunning design meets great performance in the 3.2 Megapixel Digital IXUS IIs. A sophisticated silver-white finish completes a remarkably compact camera that delivers superb, effortless results.


  • Ultra compact and stylish
  • 3.2 Megapixel sensor
  • 2x optical zoom (approx. 6.4x combined)
  • Canon Visionary Technology
  • 9-point AiAF
  • Up to 3-minute movies with sound
  • PictBridge/Canon Direct Print compatible
  • Print/Share button
  • Access to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (Not available in all regions)

Detailed Features

Who is that with the IXUS?

As refined as the pure silver contained in its stunning finish. The irresistibly silky, all metal bodied Digital IXUS IIs continues the IXUS tradition of super stylish, super compact photography that just feels great in the hands. And with Canon Visionary Technology, this camera delivers results to match its looks.

The IXUS eye

With a powerful 3.2 Megapixel sensor you can print enlargements right up to A4 in size. A 2x optical zoom (approx. 6.4x combined) gets you close to the action, while the 9-point AiAF delivers accurate focus, even with non-centred subjects.

A mode for every moment

When you want to point and shoot quickly, Auto mode is there to take full control and make all the necessary setting adjustments to deliver consistently brilliant images. Manual mode puts you in creative control, allowing you to alter a vast array of camera settings. Stitch Assist mode helps line up a series of images to create stunning panoramas that can be merged later with the supplied PhotoStitch software. Movie mode lets you take up to 3-minute movies with sound.

Canon Visionary Technology

Canon's DIGIC processor handles data with exceptional accuracy and speed, delivering superb image quality with less drain on the battery for extended performance. Like a hidden photographer's assistant, iSAPS technology makes camera setting adjustments even before the shutter release is pressed. This helps deliver consistently optimal exposure and perfect focus, shot after shot. You will never know the technology is there – until admiring your perfect prints.

Home printing

Printing without a PC has never been easier. Simply connect the camera to any Canon Direct Print or PictBridge compatible printer and push the Print/Share button for immediate, stunning photo prints. The button also simplifies online sharing to any Windows PC. With a Canon Compact Photo Printer you can even print sequential frames from a movie clip, or handy ID size photos.

Easy online sharing

With Canon’s ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Macintosh) you can arrange photo albums, crop photographs and adjust contrast and brightness with ease. Online sharing is simple with 100 MB free storage space on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY - your own personal online photo gallery.

Product Specification


Type 1/2.7” CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.3.2M
Total Pixels Approx.3.3M
Aspect Ratio 4:3
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)


Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Modes Normal, Macro, Infinity
Selected AF Point Display Indicated on rear LCD panel
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way
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 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
Type Mechanical shutter & Electronic shutter
Speed 15 – 1/1,500 sec
(Slow Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more, available in Long Shutter Mode only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction).


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


Type sRGB


Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
Eyepoint 16mm


Monitor 1.5” P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
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) / 47cm - 2.0m (T) 27 - 47cm (Macro) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)


Modes Auto, Manual, Long Shutter, Macro, Infinity, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Drive Modes Single, Continuous
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.2 fps¹ (speed maintained for up to 12 images)²


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, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 30sec (640x480)²
Up to 3mins (320x240, 160x120)²


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 Compact Photo Printers and Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function. (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on CP printers only)
PictBridge Yes


My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom 2x – 10x
Display Formats Single/ Index (9 thumbnail images)/ Slide Show/ Magnified/ Movie
Image Erase Protection Single image
Image Erase Single image, All
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Categories (1) Recording Menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Set-up menu
(4) My camera menu
(5) Function menu
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.


Computer USB (Mini-B, 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
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)
Battery Life Approx. 210 shots (LCD monitor on)
Approx. 550 shots (LCD monitor off)
Approx. 180 min (Playback)
Power Saving Power turns off after 10, 20, 30sec. 1, 2, 3mins.
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter Kit ACK900


Case Soft Case SC-DC20
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC10
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500, Compact Battery Charger CB-2LUE


Body Materials Metal body
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
² Depending on memory card speed & capacity
Movie Length ² Depending on memory card speed & capacity
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.
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