Canon Powershot SX1 IS Review

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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

The SX1 IS compared to an average CD disc.

PowerShot SX1 IS Features:

  • 10-megapixel CMOS imager for up to 3648x2736 pixel images
  • Canon's DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Canon 20x optical zoom lens covers 28-560mm
  • True Lens-Shift type optical image stabilization system
  • Articulated 2.8-inch Vari-angle 'Pure Color II' LCD flips forward and rotates 270�
  • Advanced TTL autofocus system
  • Low-light focus assist illuminator
  • iSAPS 'Intelligent' scene-recognition technology
  • RAW and JPEG image fomrats (RAW+JPEG too)
  • Full Auto, Program AE, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual, and Custom exposure modes
  • 16 Pre-programmed creative scene modes for specific shooting situations
  • Stitch Assist mode for perfect panoramas
  • iContrast intelligent contrast correction
  • 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios
  • Full HD (1920x1080) video with Stereo sound at 30fps up to 4GB
  • SD movies at resolutions of 640x480 or 320x240 (30fps) up to 4GB
  • 4.0fps Continuous burst capture of Large/Fine images
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB and new Face Detect Self-timer mode
  • Evaluative, Center-weighted or Spot metering options (fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame)
  • Exposure and Flash compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3-step increments
  • White Balance: Auto, 7 presets and two Custom settings
  • Orientation sensor that automatically detects vertical or horizontal shooting
  • Built-in manual pop-up flash unit
  • Hot shoe accommodates Canon Speedlites
  • Shutter speeds of 15 seconds to 1/3200 second
  • Automatic Noise Reduction on shutter speeds 1.3 sec. and longer
  • Selectable ISO settings from 80 to 1600 (3200 using special lower resolution scene mode)
  • Built-in stereo microphones and speaker
  • Sound Memo option allows you to add up to 60 seconds of sound to an image
  • Powered by 4 AA-size batteries
  • Remote control capabilities, Wireless Controller WC-DC300 included
  • Direct print and PictBridge Compatible
  • USB 2.0 high-speed connectivity for PC and Mac
  • Standard A/V ports, plus dedicated HDMI port
  • SDHC/SD/MMC/MMC+ compatibility

The PowerShot SX1 IS will be available in April 2009 for an estimated selling price of US$599.99. The camera kit includes:

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS kit contents

  • PowerShot SX1 IS Body
  • AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
  • Neck Strap NS-DC7
  • Wireless Controller WC-DC300
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
  • Lens Hood LH-DC50
  • Lens Cap

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