Canon SX1 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SX1 IS 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: SX1 IS
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $599.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (585 g)
Size: 5.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.
(128 x 88 x 88 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3640 x 2160 (7.9 MP, Other),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Canon Zoom Lens, 13 elements in 11 groups (1 UD and 1 asph.), USM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 560 mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7(T)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 10 cm
0.0 - 3.9 in
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.4" color LCD, 148K dots
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/3200
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Sports, Stitch Assist, Special Scene (Indoor, Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Aquarium, ISO 3200ยน, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 50cm-4.8m (W) / 1.0m-2.6m (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/500
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wireless
Connections (extended): HDMI Mini Connector
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 1.95
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.52
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.81
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 14
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.591
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.361
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.668
Shutter Lag with Flash: 1.030
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.065
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.528
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.20
Shutdown Time: 1.70
Play -> Record Time: 1.70
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.90
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 4,935
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposeables, NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposeables
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): No
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 420
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM (ZoomBrowser EX, ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Motion Detection Technology, Face Detection, Vari-angle LCD, 1080p HD.

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