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Canon Powershot SX1 IS

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Canon Powershot SX1 IS

The Canon Powershot SX1 IS is a full HD 10-megapixel digital camera that measures 5.02 x 3.48 x 3.45 inches (W x H x D) and weighs approximately 20.64 ounces. It is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology allowing for enhanced noise reduction and high processing speeds. It is also equipped with a shift-type image stabilization system for reduction of blurs due to camera shakes.

The Canon Powershot SX1 IS is equipped with a 2.8-inch vari-angle TFT display that …

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Canon Powershot SX1 IS

The Canon Powershot SX1 IS is a full HD 10-megapixel digital camera that measures 5.02 x 3.48 x 3.45 inches (W x H x D) and weighs approximately 20.64 ounces. It is equipped with Canon’s DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology allowing for enhanced noise reduction and high processing speeds. It is also equipped with a shift-type image stabilization system for reduction of blurs due to camera shakes.

The Canon Powershot SX1 IS is equipped with a 2.8-inch vari-angle TFT display that has an image aspect ratio of 16:9 and a pixel canvas of approximately 230,000 dots.

The camera can capture still images of up to 3,648 x 2,736 pixels and saves in JPEG format. It is capable of recording HD videos at full 1080p resolution. Video clips are captured at 30 frames per second and are saved in MOV format. It can record up to 4 gigabytes of HD videos which is equivalent to approximately 29 minutes and 59 seconds of recordings.

Still images and video recordings are saved in memory cards. Compatible types include SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC Plus, and HC MMC Plus.

The Powershot SX1 IS is powered by 4 AA alkaline batteries which can be replaced with 4 AA NiMH batteries. Using the supplied Alkaline batteries, it can take approximately 160 shots or last up to 720 minutes of continuous playback.

The camera connects to computers via Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It also has an HDMI mini jack for connecting to other components.

Other features of the Canon Powershot SX1 IS include optical zoom of up to 20x and digital zoom of up to 4x. It features 25 different shooting modes and 12 different photo effects. Apart from these, it has an intelligent orientation sensor and red-eye correction functions. It also supports direct printing through Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers that support PictBridge.

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  • comparison between sx1 and sx10 ??

    anyone can give technical comparison between sx1 and sx10 in terms of picture quality? knew the current diff is hd video and cmos on sx1, but does the cmos account for more sensitive sensors, eg aperture stop higher for same image?? so that can have more bokeh effects??

    Answered by Belle 2009-07-10:

    Canon Powershot Sx1IS and Canon Powershot Sx10 IS are quite similar but they differ in some features. The SX1 has a better picture quality with high resolution compare to the SX10. Canon Powershot SX1 IS has Canon CMOS sensor for full resolution continuous 4fps shooting while the SX10 IS doesn’t have this function. The SX10 IS has 2.5 inch vari-angle LCD II with wide viewing angle plus electronic viewfinder while the SX1 IS has 2.8 inch widescreen. The SX1 IS also has true HD video (1080p at 30

  • Instructions Canon PowerShot SX 1 IS

    Where to get cd, dvd , video or down load for this camera

    Answered by actl36 2009-07-27:

    where would I get the instructional dvd or video for the cannon powershot sx10 is

  • What would be/is the cost of this camera?

    Answered by KristoferB 2008-12-04:

    depends where you look, I found it for around

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