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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera Kit, with 4GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Table Top Tripod, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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About Canon

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.

Canon 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.

Canon Specifications

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
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
TFT color
LCD Monitor
2.8" TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
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
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
Audio Out
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
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.02" x 3.48" x 3.45" / 127.5 x 88.3 x 87.7mm
Approx. 20.6 oz./585g (camera body only)
Canon 1 year limited warranty
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Reviewed by 3 customers


Love it


Generally I love it. Easy to use and I love the 4 frames per second for action. Down side is I cannot find how to set it to record both .raw and .jpg even though I follow the directions. And the lens cap fell off and got lost on my first outing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent camera for advanced amateurs


I've had the SX-1 IS for about 6 months now and I am still ecstatic about it! Quick user interface and auto settings usually provide great results when there is not time to customize the shot. My girlfriend has also really taken a liking in my camera, borrowing all the time now...The picture quality is excellent, even at the highest optical zoom setting (20x), the image stabilization is also great when taking hald-held shots at high zoom levels.I usually shoot stills at 1600x1200 unless I plan to print a portrait, and the playback of 1920x1080p videos setting is truly spectacular on my HD monitor and stereo speakers.I can't get into all of the details here, but needless to say, I would highly recommend this model to anyone who wants excellent quality, start-up speed, videos and capacity, and does not mind the nearly SLR size of the camera.In talking to many of my friends with DSLR's, I can honesty say that I got the better deal with the SX1-IS - far more flexibility built in, without the need to purchase (and keep on hand) numerous expensive zoom lenses.My only complaints would be during low-light shooting without a tripod, when shots at or above 200 ISO begin to look noisy and lose color quickly.Overall, the battery run-time with NiMh's is excellent and the ability to use alkaline AA's if necessary is also nice.I bought the package from Adorama with cam, case, NiMh's and charger, lens cleaning kit and 8Gb card. I could not be happier with the kit, the pricing [...] from Adorama.While the included 'toy-sized' tripod looks inadequate, it has come in handy a number of times, fully supports the camera and also fits in the soft-case.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great Features


I use this camera for everyday family shots and also for car racing pictures. The extended tele is great for the car races. The HD video is a real plus and I am very interested in working with RAW files. I have had this camera for only two weeks and have not taken enough pictures to comment on the CMOS sensor noise or lack of noise, but the photos so far have been very good (mostly shooting in Auto). I have tried the manual modes and find it somewhat cumbersome; my frame of reference is a old SLR film camera (film speed , shutter speed, f-stop, depth of field ='s happy photographer). Anyway, whit more experience, I hope to be able to rapidly and accurately change the manual exposure parameters. To maximize the capabilities of this camera, my recommendation read the manual and practice.

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