PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras


The first wireless IXUS.

Combining stunning performance with the convenience of Wi-Fi connectivity, the Digital IXUS WIRELESS embodies the IXUS ethos of cutting-edge design and innovative technology.


  • Wireless enabled
  • Stylish Slit & Frame design
  • 5.0 MP CCD
  • 3x optical zoom with UA lens
  • DIGIC II and iSAPS
  • 2.0" LCD
  • 14 shooting modes including VGA movies at 30fps
  • PictBridge and Print/Share button
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Software and CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*

Detailed Features

Wireless support

Built-in wireless (Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b) support gives you photographic freedom throughout the home or office. Print directly to PictBridge compatible printers with the Canon Wireless Print Adapter¹ (supplied). Upload images wirelessly to your PC² as soon as you take them with Auto Transfer. Control camera shooting functions from your PC² with wireless RemoteCapture - perfect for home wildlife shots.

Slit and Frame design

The innovative Slit & Frame design incorporates a stylish wireless antenna for the ultimate in high-tech elegance.


A 5.0 Megapixel CCD sensor allows for photo quality prints with pin-sharp definition up to A3 size.

Ultra compact 3x optical zoom

An Ultra-High Refractive Index Aspherical (UA) 3x optical zoom lens helps deliver crystal-clear performance in an exceptionally compact form.


Canon's DIGIC II image processor ensures fast, responsive camera performance and superbly rendered colours. iSAPS analyses each scene and optimises key camera settings even before a shot is taken.

Shooting modes

Choose from 14 shooting modes to get that perfect shot. Six preset scene modes help with tricky lighting conditions. My Colors allows special in-camera colour effects to be applied to images and movies in real time. Movie mode allows you to make extra-long (up to 1GB in size³) 30fps VGA quality movie clips with full audio.


Print wirelessly to PictBridge compatible printers¹, or simply connect via USB cable to any PictBridge or Canon Direct Print compatible printer and push the Print/Share button for a full colour print within seconds.

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Transfer images to your PC quickly and effortlessly with the ultra fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection.

Editing and sharing

Canon’s ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh) are included for editing and organising photos, movies and slide shows. The Canon Camera Wireless Setup utility² makes registering target devices quick and easy. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* provides 100MB of web space for sharing your photos online.

  • ¹ With printers other than the SELPHY CP710/510, the Canon Wireless Print Adapter may require the Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20E (supplied)

  • ² Requires Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) enabled computer running Windows XP SP2 or Macintosh OS X v10.4.

  • Wi-Fi support for Macintosh (OS X v10.4) is only available via firmware and software downloads (see Downloads/Drivers).

  • ³ Depending on card speed/capacity

  • * Not available in all regions

Product Specification


Type 1/2.5" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour


Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.8 - 17.4 mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105mm)
Zoom Optical 3.0x, digital approx. 4.0x, combined approx. 12x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 - f/4.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (2 UA elements)


Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm


Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
Speed 15 – 1/1,500 sec
(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


Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder


Monitor 2.0” P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels.
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1


Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Scene (Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks), My Colors (9 settings), Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, My Colors (9 settings)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 fps¹ (until memory card becomes full)²


Image Size (L)2592 x 1944, (M1)2048 x 1536, (M2)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480, Postcard Date Imprint 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps (M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB (640x480, 320x240, 30/15fps)¹
Up to 3 mins (160x120)¹
Up to 1 min (320x240, 60fps)¹


Still Image Type JPEG compression, (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 compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)


Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP printers only, via wired connection)
PictBridge Yes (Wired).
Wireless via Wireless Print Adapter WA-1E (included)


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 Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or 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


Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP), Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC). Wireless Camera to Camera Communication (firmware update via download required)


Type Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC),
16MB SD card supplied


PC Macintosh Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2.
Wireless communication and setup to Windows XP SP2 computers only.


Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other Canon Camera Wireless Setup utility, PhotoStitch, wireless RemoteCapture
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoStudio


Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 150 shots¹
Approx. 180 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10 for Digital IXUS WIRELESS
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC20E for WA-1E


Case Soft Leather Case DCC-500
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Battery Charger CB-2LVE, Li-Ion Batteries NB-4L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10


Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 99.0 x 54.4 x 21.7 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 130g
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods.
  • Subject to change without notice.
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