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.
LCD Screen Size: 2.8 in
Memory Card Support: Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Effective Megapixels: 10 Megapixel
Camera Type: Bridge Camera
Image Stabilization: Optical
Product Title: Canon PowerShot SX1 IS 10 Megapixel Bridge Camera
Power Score: 4.2 | 10 Reviews
Total Pixels: 11800000
Image Sensor: CMOS
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Flash: Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Audio/Video Out, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DC Power In
Optical Zoom: 20 X
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focal Length: 5 mm to 100 mm
Max Aperture: 2.8 1/f
Height: 3.5 in
Width: 5.0 in
Depth: 3.5 in
Weight: 1.29 lbs
URL: Manufacturer Link
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
Product Reviews (10)
Strengths: great pictures, amazing video, awesome zoom, the screen
Weakness: battery life, auto focusing, feels small
love the camera, i've had it for about 2 months and i plan on bringing it on spring break, only hope the batteries don't run out. you can get 2-3 hours of use out of 1 set of rechargeable, so it's always good to keep a spare. the manual is a must or else you will get completely lost. HD video great and also great iso range with decent noise even at iso 1600
By jimbob84 - Mar 2, 2010
SX1 is good for semi-pro and standard use
Strengths: HD Video - RAW stills in a compact form, ease of use, great lens, pretty good IS.
Weakness: Does not make pro type images at ISO 200 or greater.
I have shot tens of 1000s of stills and video over 40 years, in all formats of film and video as well as digital for the past 8 years, I spent 30 years in broadcast TV. Getting my mind wrapped around shooting with this type of camera form has been the biggest hurdle for me. I had to put my SLR and video cameras away for the past 8 months so that I could get my head and body retrained to use this...
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I have shot tens of 1000s of stills and video over 40 years, in all formats of film and video as well as digital for the past 8 years, I spent 30 years in broadcast TV.
Getting my mind wrapped around shooting with this type of camera form has been the biggest hurdle for me. I had to put my SLR and video cameras away for the past 8 months so that I could get my head and body retrained to use this camera. It's different, you can't just reach out and rack focus or change fstops or shutter speed like an SLR so I decided to retrain my brain to actually use this camera form as instinctively as I used an SLR.
The camera itself takes very good pictures for the invested price and really offers advantages of smaller form, lighter weight, massive storage capabilities as well as RAW and HD video.
In real life use, as a wildlife photographer, I feel a little funny standing right next to other wildlife photographers with D7s and huge lenses getting almost identical images with this really small camera. Living in South Florida I get a lot of experience showing off my images in those circles. OH yea, makes great HDRi too.
Here is a photoshow with combined stills and video. Obviously this isn't full HD.
Butterfly video link (HD) www.flickr.com/photos/...
By jmdavey - Mar 1, 2010
Very Good Product HD 1080P is Amazing
Strengths: Full HD Recording, Amazing Picture Quality
Weakness: Non Yet
Overall this is a an amazing camera, no regrets. Just set it to auto and it does everything else. Power Usage was not bal neither but i recomend using NIMH Rechargable Batteries
By Steve; - Nov 3, 2009
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The Canon PowerShot SX1 isn't just a super zoom digital camera -- it's also a video camera capable of recording Full HD video. In the past, hybrid cameras have been just so-so, but the PowerShot SX1 takes good quality stills and very nice HD movies. Add in a rotating LCD, manual controls, snappy performance, and lots of point-and-shoot features, and you end up with a hybrid camera...
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By DCResource - May 5, 2009
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Review
Tuned for both stills and video, the Canon PowerShot SX1 continues a long line of Canon long-zoom digital cameras, but with a new twist: it uses a 10-megapxiel CMOS sensor instead of a CCD. Though this doesn't seem to improve the Canon SX1's image quality, it does enable both "Full HD" 1080p video capture and a still-image framerate of up to 4 frames per second. Its 20x zoom...
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By Imaging Resource - Oct 22, 2009