Summary Canon SX1 IS

Prices Price
Camera only
$649
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 20x
Screen size
Help 2.8"
Aperture
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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Videos

Canon SX20 Still Photo Sample
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  • Autofocus
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Canon SX20 Manual Focus Sample
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Pros

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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent digicams

Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Macro focus Good 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

Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing

Cons

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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (128×88×88 mm)
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Announced Old Help
September 2008
Thickness Thick Help
3.5"
Lowest price Expensive Help
$649.00
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2200 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
591 ms shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Weight Heavy Help
615 g
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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
20x
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
2.8"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Battery life Very short battery life Help
160 shots
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
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
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post

Appearance

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Leon (8:28 AM, October 10, 2011)
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