Summary Canon SX1 IS

Prices Price
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Score Snapsort rank
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Among similar cameras
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Specifications Key specs
Help 20x
Screen size
Help 2.8"
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Canon PowerShot SX1 ISCanon PowerShot SX1 IS


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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent digicams

Aperture Wide aperture Help
Macro focus Good macro Help
0.0 cm
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/3200 of a second


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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (128×88×88 mm)
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Announced Old Help
September 2008
Thickness Thick Help
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
591 ms shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Weight Heavy Help
615 g
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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2200 ms startup delay
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
Battery life Very short battery life Help
160 shots
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
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Leon (8:28 AM, October 10, 2011)
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