Summary Canon SX1 IS

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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 16
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
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

Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Macro focus Great macro Help
0.0 cm
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 super zooms

Thickness Thin Help


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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Thickness Thick Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (128×88×88 mm)
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Announced Old Help
September 2008
Weight Heavy Help
615 g
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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Battery life Very short battery life Help
160 shots
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Small screen Help
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic


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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
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Leon (8:28 AM, October 10, 2011)
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