Canon Digital IXUS v³

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS v³

Canon Digital IXUS v³

The seductive new Digital IXUS v3 offers all style, all substance

Combining Canon's optical heritage with advanced digital know-how, the seductive new 3 Megapixel Digital IXUS v³ has what you need to capture any photo.


  • 3.2 Megapixel CCD
  • Stainless steel body with stylish design
  • New high-performance DIGIC processor
  • 2x optical zoom lens with seamless 3.2x digital zoom
  • Direct Print compatible

Detailed Features

All style. All substance

With the Digital IXUS v³, beauty goes beyond the surface. The 3.2 Megapixel CCD captures all the information you need, allowing printing up to A4 without any loss of detail whilst the new high-performance DIGIC processor ensures superb colour reproduction.

The Digital IXUS v³ features a retractable 2x optical zoom lens (max 6.4x combined digital optical zoom) giving a wide range of shooting possibilities and its intelligent 9-point AiAF system means your subject will be perfectly focused. Whether you shoot in horizontal or vertical format, an Intelligent Orientation Sensor notices the difference – allowing more accurate metering and positioning your shots the right way up when you upload them to your PC. Movie mode lets you make a mini-movie complete with sound. You can edit your movie in-camera, share it via e-mail and even play it back on your TV. With Direct Print, vivid full-colour prints appear in your hand in just three simple steps. You can print to the Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100 or to a Canon Bubble Jet Direct printer, without the need for a PC.

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/4.0
Construction 7 elements in 5 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, 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 100 equivalent)


Modes Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.0 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 type and 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)]


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


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 (Normal/PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)


Type CompactFlash Type I


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-1LH (battery and charger supplied)
AC Power Supply Yes, optional


Case Soft Case SC-PS300
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (30m) WP-DC600
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Compact Battery Charger CB-2LSE, AC Power Adapter ACK500, Car Battery Charger CBC-NB1


Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 87.0 x 57.0 x 26.7 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 180g
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.