Conclusion: The PowerShot Pro1 is a camera designed to be familiar to current Canon owners, easy enough to use for first time buyers and yet still provide a semiprofessional feel and feature set. Canon has borrowed from its professional lens line to put an L quality label on the lens system to indicate that this is a new lens and it has been designed to fulfill the high resolution requirements of an eight megapixel CCD.
Pros: Very good resolution, joint best of group, Wide angle seven times zoom lens, fast at wide, Selectable color space (sRGB / Adobe RGB), Good shot to shot times, Good flash performance, Time-lapse feature, Relatively compact and lightweight, Good ergonomics, decent hand grip, zoom ring, Wide range of accessories available, Some unique features (ND filter etc.), Clean image, quality image processing thanks to DiGiC, Large 2.0" Tilt & Twist LCD monitor, 235,000 pixels, Hig...
Cons: Vignetting / lens shading at maximum aperture, Visible noise from ISO 100 upwards, Slower than expected startup time, Limited latitude of image parameter adjustment, No AF assist lamp, No live view histogram, Lower than advertised continuous shooting speed, Long CF write times for Super-Fine images (4.8 sec), Disappointing battery life - camera bug?, Poor automatic white balance in artificial light, No WB fine tuning
Excerpt: Canon U.S.A. Inc., www.usa.canon.com $999 list , , , Powerful zoom lens; razor-sharp pictures; easy one-handed shooting No antishake capability; manual focus is kludgy The Canon PowerShot Pro1 is a solid entry that boasts a compact design and a nice set of features. The Canon PowerShot Pro1 represents a big step forward versus the former top of the PowerShot line, the 5MP G5. The Pro1 is smaller, rounder, and more... Click here to read the .
E-Book DOP2101 with new Concept: "The Digital Workflow
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are pleased to announce a new companion e-book. This time we demonstrate
in 10 workflow sessions how we "drive" images from their
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Excerpt: After many years using a very reliable Olympus C2020 2.1 megapixel digital camera, I decided to upgrade to the Canon Digital Rebel based on its 6.3 megapixel imaging capability and backward compatibility with Canon EF lenses. As a Canon EOS Rebel owner, the capability to use my existing set of lenses and flashes that I have come accustomed to over the last decade was also a factor in my decision. At $999, the Digital Rebel is expensive, no doubt about it.
Summary: I have been shooting a Nikon Coolpix 950 for about 4 years, waiting for Canon to launch a prosumer camera that speaks to me. This is the one. For those of you looking to buy a prosumer camera for yourself or as a gift, the Powershot Pro-1 should be high on your list, if not at the top. This is a camera for the photography enthusiast or professional. If you would like a camera you can grow into, this is perfect.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot Pro1 is the top of
the line PowerShot model and boasts an impressive
array of features certain to please the most demanding
photographer. We find the combination of high
quality 8MP images, 7x optical wide-angle zoom
and professional features, all housed in a compact
body a very attractive proposition for the advanced
amateur photographer. The Pro1 has 8 megapixels resolution on a 16.7
mm (2/3 in.
Excerpt: The PowerShot
Pro1 ($999) is the new flagship camera in Canon's
consumer line of digital cameras. Packing a whopping
8 Megapixel CCD, a 7X "L" lens, full manual
controls, beautiful LCD and electronic viewfinders,
and more, the Pro1 is one of the most impressive
fixed-lens cameras out there.
Pros: Good photo quality (though see issues below), Fast 7X zoom lens with "L" glass (but several instances of vignetting raised my eyebrows), Full manual controls, Exceptional build quality, Robust performance, Interesting zoom ring around lens, Beautiful LCD (which can flip out and swivel) and electronic viewfinder, Impressive macro mode, Supports telephoto and closeup conversion lenses, Hot shoe for external flash, Lens hood, filter adapter included, Very good battery li...
Cons: Images slightly noisy; noticeable purple fringing as well, Vignetting spotted in several images; surprising given the lens, So-so focusing in low light; no AF-assist lamp, Electronic viewfinder somewhat difficult to see in dim light, No live histogram in record mode, Movie mode limited to 30 secs, 15 frames/sec at highest resolution, Tough competition from D-SLRs
Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two Powershot Pro1 Specifications Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 million Image Sensor 2/3-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 8.3 million) Lens 7x optical zoom 7.2 (W) - 50.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 200 (T) mm) f/2.4 (W) - f/3.5 (T) 14-element lens features two aspherical elements, one UD-glass element and one Fluorite crystal element Digital Zoom Approx. 3.2x (Up to approx.