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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

 

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
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Category: Beginner to Serious Amateur

The Canon PowerShot SX1 IS features 10.0MP resolution, a 20x wide-angle optical ultra zoom lens (28–560 mm equiv.) with built-in optical image stabilization, and a large 2.8-inch Vari-angle LCD (230K dots).

Face Detection finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects. Exposure, flash and white balance are also set appropriately so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed. In addition, a Face Detection Self-timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces so there's no need to rush in. Intelligent Contrast Correction brightens dark areas in pictures.

Besides full exposure flexibility with Auto, Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority and Manual modes, the PowerShot SX1 IS also has 12 easy-to-use special Scene Modes that includes the popular Color Accent, where you choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome. The addition of RAW file format should please advanced photographers desiring full control over the image result.

Movie can be shot in full HD (1920 x 1080) @ 30fps for up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. per clip. A Standard Definition (640 x 480) @ 30 fps clip can be up to 4GB or 60 min.

The Canon PowerShot SX1 IS is a versatile ultra zoom camera that can satisfy the photographic needs of the whole family, from the soccer mom to the birding enthusiast. It can be easy-to-use as well as provide the manual freedom and control more advanced photographers demand.

 
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Canon SX1 IS
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot SX1 IS US | CAN | UK  
  Type of Camera    
  Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical/4x Digital/80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System  
  Image Sensor    
  Type 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type CMOS sensor  
  Total Pixels Approx. 11.8 Megapixels  
  Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 Megapixels  
  Lens    
  Focal Length 5.0-100.0mm f/2.8-5.7 (35mm film equivalent: 28-560mm)  
  Max. Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 20x  
  Focusing Range / Macro

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)

 
  Auto Focus

TTL Autofocus, Manual focus

 
  Viewfinder & Monitor

 

 
  Viewfinder

TFT color

 
  LCD Monitor

2.8-inch TFT color LCD widescreen with wide viewing angle

 
  LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 pixels

 
  LCD Coverage

100%

 
  Shutter Speed

15-1/3200 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

 
  Exposure Control    
  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    
  White Balance

Auto,* Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF

 
  Flash

 

 
  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 Specifications

 

 
  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

My Colors
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)

 
  Image Storage Media    
  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

 
  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 Specifications    
  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

 
  Erasing Specifications    
  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

 
  Interfaces    
  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 Supply

 

 
  Power Source

1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4) 2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x4) (NB-3AH) 3. 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)) *

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

 
  Playback Time

Approx. 720 min. (AA-size Battery), approx. 840 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

 
  Included Accessories

- AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
- Neck Strap NS-DC7
- Lens Hood LH-DC50
- Lens Cap
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

 
  Dimensions (W x H x D)

127.5 x 88.3 x 87.7mm /
5.02 x 3.48 x 3.45 in.

 
  Weight (Camera body only)

Approx.585g / 20.6 oz. (camera body only)

 
  MSRP US $599.99 / CDN $729.99 / UK £589  

All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

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