Canon Powershot TX1 Digital Camera, 7.1 Megapixels, 10x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 1.8" LCD Display

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About Canon

The Powershot TX1 is an ELPH-sized camera with a whopping 10x optical zoom that not only captures 7.1 megapixel images, but HD movies, too! The stylish vertical stainless steel house holds a plenty of premium features such as Optical Image Stabilizer Technology, DIGIC III Image Processor, Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction. The built-in lens cover and tough new scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating on the LCD screen make this camera a perfect companion for any day out.

The Powershot TX1 houses a genuine Canon 10x optical zoom lens to get an extreme close up shot. Thanks to Canon's exclusive Optical Image Stabilizer Technology, blurring of images due to camera shakes are effectively eliminated. Additionally even under low light and at long focal lengths you get to capture clear and sharp images The DIGIC III technology helps the camera capture superior quality shots with optimum resource usage. Due to this the camera performs efficiently and the battery life gets significantly enhanced.

The Powershot TX1 is a powerful, highly advanced tool for recording movies. You can experience the HD clarity of 720P recording at 30 fps. The camera's Face Detection AF feature for still images is also available in movie mode. This camera records sound in stereo and reproduces images at 1080i component video playback to offer a true HD experience. It boasts of 14 Shooting Modes that include 7 Special Scene Modes to shoot whatever comes your way.

Canon Features

  • New concept ELPH-sized 7.1 Megapixel digital camera with ultra-compact Canon 10x Optical Zoom lens and proprietary Optical Image Stabilizer Technology
  • DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction for sharper images and improved functionality
  • Enjoy the unprecedented clarity of 1280 x 720 HD movies at 30 fps with Face Detection, stereo sound and 1080i component video playback
  • 1.8-inch Vari-Angle, Wide-View LCD with scratch-resistant / anti-reflection/anti-fingerprint coating for easy on-camera viewing
  • Sensitivity range expanded to ISO 1600 for sharper photos in low light, with ISO Auto Shift for the right sensitivity in any situation
  • Elegant all-metal construction with built-in lens cap for enhanced durability
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

Canon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 10x Optical/4x Digital/40x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Image Capture Device Type
7.1 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 7.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
Focal Length
6.5-65.0mm f/3.5-5.6 (35mm film equivalent: 39-390mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (WIDE), 3.3 ft./1.0m-infinity (TELE)
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (WIDE)
Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./10cm (WIDE)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (vari-angle) Brightness adjustment: 15 levels
LCD Pixels
Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
Shutter Speed
15-1/2500 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, AF
Exposure Control Method
Program AE; AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Auto w/ Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
Normal: 1.6-6.6 ft./50cm - 2.0m (W), 3.3-3.9 ft./1.0-1.2m (T)
Macro: 1.1-1.6 ft./35-50cm (W) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time
20 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Aquarium, Indoor, Night Snapshot), Color Accent, Color Swap, Super Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Continuous Shooting
Normal: Approx. 2.2 fps
AF: Approx. 1.1 fps
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia Card, MMC Plus Card
Image Storage File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 3,072 x 1,728 (Widescreen)
Movie: 1280 x 720/640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (60 fps/30 fps) available up to 4GB
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Sound Recorder, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, by date, by category, 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
Other Interfaces
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-4L
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 160 shots (NB-4L/LCD on)
Playback Time
Approx. 240 min. (NB-4L)
Operating Temperature
32-104-degree F/0-40-degree C
Operating Humidity
3.50 x 2.36 x 1.14" / 88.8 x 59.9 x 29.0mm (W x H x D)
Approx. 7.76 oz. / 220g (camera body only)
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Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers


MY fav!


from Antietam MD  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I love this camera! I pre ordered it last April and it came in June.I use it for all my phots and vids Except underwater.I gave my sd 900 away because I never even took it out of the case anymore.For a fun do all camera it just dose'nt get any better than the Tx1.The lcd screen is small but this is a small camera...I use this camera every week and after hours and hours of vids and thousands of photos this is still my all time favorite camera! What will the Tx2 have for us?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Incredible photos, easy to use


from Farmington, CT  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great photos. Big improvement in quality over my 5MP Elph SD-450. Video is easy to use with separate record button. Battery life is just OK. You definitely need a spare. Unusual hand grip but once you get used to it, it is great. All the controls are right at hand. Mode dial allow you to chose alternate exposure settings and quickly flip back and forth. A big improvement over all of my previous Canon Elph cameras both in photo quality and ease of operation.

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