Canon PowerShot SX1 IS 10 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with 20x Optical Zoom, 28mm wide, Face Detection, ISO 3200, & DiG!C 4 Processor - 2664B001

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This is simply an awesome camera that takes excellent photos, but yet can substitue as your video camera as well. In fact, the 20x zoom can be operated while filming video where as most point and shoot cameras don't offer this option. NOTE, the camera films at 1080P and a very high Bit Per Second (BPS) rate and therefore results in large file sizes. I found it necessary to downsize the video in order to post on the web for family to view. The camera is a bit larger than the typical pocket point and shoots out there, but I found it comfortable to use all day without much issue. My only recommendation would be to buy a large SDHC card of 8GB or bigger and if possible use a Class 6 even though the manual recommends a class 4. Overall, I'm happy about my purchase and would recommend it to others considering something close to an entry level dSLR, but want the ease of a point and shoot. FYI, there is also a good review on Cameralabs that can help answer questions.

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Power Zoom to the max

by Jerry on 7/6/2009

This is simply an awesome camera that takes excellent photos, but yet can substitue as your video camera as well. In fact, the 20x zoom can be operated while filming video where as most point and shoot cameras don't offer this option. NOTE, the camera films at 1080P and a very high Bit Per Second (BPS) rate and therefore results in large file sizes. I found it necessary to downsize the video in order to post on the web for family to view. The camera is a bit larger than the typical pocket point and shoots out there, but I found it comfortable to use all day without much issue. My only recommendation would be to buy a large SDHC card of 8GB or bigger and if possible use a Class 6 even though the manual recommends a class 4. Overall, I'm happy about my purchase and would recommend it to others considering something close to an entry level dSLR, but want the ease of a point and shoot. FYI, there is also a good review on Cameralabs that can help answer questions. Read More

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Product Overview

Evolved Technology for Stunning Photography.

Put your hand around the perfectly-shaped grip of Canon's sporty new PowerShot SX1 IS and you're ready for a shooting experience that's advanced in every way. Superb still images powered by Canon's DIGIC 4 Image processor, evolved Face Detection Technology and a wide-angle 20x optical zoom are only the beginning. You can also create Full HD movies and see every detail on your HDTV thanks to HDMI output. The 10.0-megapixel SX1 IS is the very first PowerShot equipped with a CMOS sensor, a hallmark of Canon's lauded EOS line.

What's in the Box:

  • 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
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Canon
    Mfg Part# 2664B001
    SKU 210792506
    UPC 013803101218
    UPC 14 00013803101218
    Sales Rank 43809
    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-inch 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.
    Tech Specs
    Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical/4x Digital/80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
    Type: 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch 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
    Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual focus
    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%
    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)
    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 Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
    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: My Colors
    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
    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: 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))
    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 in./127.5 x 88.3 x 87.7mm
    Weight: Approx. 20.6 oz./585g (camera body only)
    Product Attributes
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Camera Features Red-Eye Reduction
    Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
    Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 10
    Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0
    Digital Zoom (x) 4
    Focal Length (mm) 5
    Focus Mode Auto / Manual
    Image Format Raw
    Image Stabilization Type Optical
    Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 / 1/3200 / o 1/3200 / o 1/3200 Second / to
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
    Min Shutter Speed 1/3200 Second
    Minimum Aperture f/2.8
    Optical Zoom (x) 20
    Optical Zoom Range (x) > 15.0
    Product Line PowerShot
    Resolution 3648 x 2736
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
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