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Canon

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera

SKU: ICASX1 MFR: 2664B001
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The Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera features superb still images powered by Canon's DIGIC 4 Image processor, evolved Face Detection Technology and a wide-angle 20x optical zoom. You can also create Full HD movies and see every detail on your HDTV thanks to HDMI output. The 10.0-megapixel SX1 IS the very first PowerShot equipped with a CMOS sensor, a hallmark of Canon's lauded EOS line.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(3)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (3) , Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (3)

Key Features

  • Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 fps) movie mode plus HDMI output for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
  • The first PowerShot camera to feature a 10.0 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor for superb image quality.
  • 28mm wide-angle 20x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • Large 2.8" Vari-angle LCD widescreen for flexible viewing at nearly every angle, plus a viewfinder for more shooting options.
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control.
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor has evolved Face Detection Technology that tracks the faces of moving subjects and lets the shooter enter the frame seamlessly with the Face Detection Self-timer.
  • With 25 Shooting Modes including 12 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers.

Technical Specs

Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical/4x Digital/80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Type 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3" type CMOS sensor
Total Pixels Approx. 11.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Focal Length 5.0-100.0mm f/2.8-5.7 (35mm film equivalent: 28-560mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (W), 3.3 ft./1m-infinity (T)
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (W)
Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (W)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus, Manual focus
Viewfinder TFT color
LCD Monitor 2.8" TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/3200 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
ISO Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Manual Exposure, i-Contrast, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, Manual, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Range 1.6-15.7 ft./50cm-4.8m (W), 3.3-8.5 ft./1-2.6m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 7 sec. or less (battery voltage=6V)
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes Auto, P, Av, TV, M, C, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Night Scene, Indoor, ISO 3200, Color Accent, Color Swap, Long Shutter)
Super Macro, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer
Wireless Control Available with optional Wireless Controller WC-DC300
Continuous Shooting Normal: approx. 4.0 fps; AF: approx. 1.1 fps; LV: approx. 1.2 fps (Large/Fine)
Storage Media SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression Normal, Fine, SuperFine, RAW
JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 2272 x 1704 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3840 x 2160 (Widescreen L), 1920 x 1080 (Widescreen S), RAW (3648 x 2736)
Movie: High Definition: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps); Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), available up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (HD)/60 min. (SD) per clip
Playback Modes File Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erase Modes Still Image: single image, select range, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Stereo
Other Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; Memory card slot: direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x4) (NB-3AH)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (optional)
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 160 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 420 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery (NB-3AH))
Playback Time Approx. 720 min. (AA-size Battery), approx. 840 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.02" x 3.48" x 3.45" / 127.5 x 88.3 x 87.7mm
Weight Approx. 20.6 oz./585g (camera body only)
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