Summary Canon SX1 IS

Prices Price
Camera only $850
all SX1 IS prices
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 44 Among similar cameras #n/a of 47
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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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Videos

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Canon SX20 Still Photo Sample
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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

Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Macro focus Good macro Help
0 cm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting

Cons

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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size 128x88x88 mm
Thickness Thick Help
3.5"
Weight Very heavy Help
615 g
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$849.95
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
2.8"
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
4 fps
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
591 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
September, 2008
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The Canon SX1 IS vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
20x
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Battery life Very short battery life Help
160 shots
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2200 ms startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Discussion

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