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Canon PowerShot S1 IS
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Canon PowerShot S1 IS

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6.0

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

PC Magazine
25 August 2006
  • Excerpt: Canon U.S.A. Inc., www.powershot.com $500 street 3.2 megapixels; 10X optical, 3.2X digital zoom Ergonomic. Comfortable to handle. Packed with features. LCD Screen. Expensive. Soft exposures. Doesn't support uncompressed JPEG formats.
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DP Review
13 April 2006
  • Conclusion: Despite one or two minor annoyances - specifically the focus performance at the long end of the zoom and the rather puny screen - the Canon S1 IS is a camera it is hard not to like.
  • Pros: Very small, handles really well, Packed with features, Image stabilization works really well (and can be used in movie mode), Very quiet, Fast and responsive, Stunning movie mode with high quality sound, Impressive continuous (burst) shooting, Good color, good exposure, generally accurate focus, ...
  • Cons: Some focus errors - especially at the telephoto end of the zoom, Slow AF at longer focal lengths, can struggle in low light, No AF illuminator, Noisy above ISO200, No rechargeable batteries, Small screen, viewfinder difficult to see in very bright or very dark conditions, Images lack 'bite' - res...
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Canon PowerShot S1 IS

Photoxels
4 December 2004
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot S1 IS is our recommended digital camera for someone starting in photography and desiring a full featured and affordable ultra zoom model. Not only does the Canon S1 continue the PowerShot S series tradition of high-quality and easy-to-use digital cameras, it also incorporates...
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Dc Resource
29 August 2004
  • Excerpt: At first glance, the PowerShot S1 IS ($499) may look like just another ultra zoom camera, but it's more than that. First, it's Canon's first ultra zoom camera since the Pro90 IS. Along those lines, it's also their first camera (since the Pro90) with a stabilized lens.
  • Pros: Good photo quality (though see issues below), 10X zoom lens with image stabilization, ultrasonic motor, Excellent movie mode (but don't throw away your camcorder), Full manual controls, Robust performance, Flip-out, swiveling LCD display, Supports conversion lenses, underwater case, Compact body ...
  • Cons: Poor low light focusing; no AF-assist lamp, Electronic viewfinder difficult to see in dim light, Images slightly noisy; above average purple fringing as well, Movies limited to 1GB in size, which arrives quickly at highest quality setting, Some redeye, No live histogram in record mode
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Steve's Digicams
28 February 2004
  • Summary: The PowerShot S1 IS combines a a 3.2 megapixel CCD imaging sensor, exclusive DIGIC image processor and a fast f/2.8-3.1 image stabilized 10x zoom lens (38-380mm equivalent) into a very compact and lightweight SLR-styled camera.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Canon Powershot S1 IS

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: Hmm. Normally I like Canon digital cameras, but I do have reservations concerning the Powershot S1 IS. It does have an excellent feature set to back up the 10x optical zoom lens and it should appeal to photographers who are looking for a digital camera that they can really put through its paces.
  • Pros: Stacked with features, Powerful flash unit, Good build quality
  • Cons: Disappointing overall picture quality
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Canon Powershot S1 IS

Hardware Zone
20 July 2005
  • Conclusion: With its large focal length coverage of 38mm to 380mm (35mm film equivalent) matched by a fast maximum aperture range of f2.8 to f3.1, the Canon Powershot S1 IS readily replaces the Canon Powershot Pro 90 IS as Canon's next ultra-zoom digital camera.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
29 June 2005
  • Summary: Despite the limited resolution, the S1 packs in a mighty zoom and rock-steady lens technology. It performs well, giving the user a little more than you’d expect from a point-and-shoot in this price bracket.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

Pocket Lint
12 September 2004
  • Pros: Impressive range of features
  • Cons: Close subject focusing problems, no macro setting
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Canon PowerShot S1 IS v praxi aneb co dokáže fotoaparát s videokamerou v jednom?

Fotografovani.cz
3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Dnešní recenze vám představí dalšího zástupce řady ultrazoomových elektronických zrcadlovek - model Canon PowerShot S1 IS, který se vyznačuje především optickou stabilizací obrazu. Na podobný přístroj od Canonu již řada fotografů netrpělivě čekala. Mohly se vyplnit jejich představy?
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