Excerpt: I bought this camera used and it fit my needs as it has a 10x optical zoom. I do lots of black and white photography and this camera is great for pictures far away and close ups. These cameras can still be used used for a decent price, and worth it if in good shape. It has a fold out LCD viewing screen that was popular when it first came out in the early 2000's. The Canon Powershot S1 was so popular, it was followed up by the Power Shot S2 and S3.
Canon S1 IS is a nice point and shoot with manual controls.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot S1 IS is a fine camera. One of the biggest advantages that this camera has over other point and shoot cameras is the ability to use full manual settings. This camera has some of the most robust manual settings I have seen in a point and shoot. The Canon Powershot S1 IS only has a 3.2 megapixel camera, however, the pictures are very crisp and clear. This camera takes better pictures than similar camera with 7 or 8 megapixels.
Excerpt: This camera is a waste of money. I do not recommend that you buy this product. This camera is a battery sucker. Dont you dare use a rechargeable batteries in this camera. You will only have enough power for a half hour. If you use a regular battery you will get 2 hours of power tops. This camera is horrible. Sometimes the flash doesn't go off when you really need it to. If you set it to flash every time it will reset after a while. This camera is horrible.
Easy to use, Stabilization, 10X Optiical, Full Fuctuion Electronics WOW!!!
7 July 2012
Summary: I have a underwater-casing for the S-1 that I had for years. With a trip to the Yucatan planned I needed to replace the original camera. It's been a while since I shoot a S-1, and after taking pictures in an under ground pool, the Mayan Pyramids as well as swimming with the Whale Sharks. I remembered just why I enjoyed this camera. Both on land and in the water it'd depth of field and clarity are excellent.
Summary: I bought the Canon PowerShot S1 IS 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver new. I had a problem with the camera about a month after the warranty ran out. I went to use it and I couldn't get the LCD to show what I wanted to photograph. In fact, the LCD screen was totally black. So after trying to get it to work, I gave in and sent it to Canon. They fixed it, but it cost me to have it fixed. So now 2 1/2 years later and I am having the same problem again with the camera.