Excerpt: Robust consumer camera with a big zoom. In reasonable light the picture is grainy past half zoom but still useful. Quick focus with IF illuminator and quite effective for video. Good value for money and the articulated screen is great.
A geat affordable full featured 10 Meg camera that also shoots RAW
28 June 2012
Summary: This is a great little camera. I bought it to use on a trip through the Grand Canyon floating down the Colorado river. I did not want to take my Sony DSLR because it 1.) it is expensive and might get wet and 2.) it uses a propietary battery; there is no battery charging in the wilderness.
Excerpt: I have not been happy with this camera. The pictures have always been noisy. In low light it is worse. With the flash you get an uneven picture. Previously had the Pro 1 which produced superior pictures to this camera. I am now moving to the T3i which I hope will provide the expected quality.
A good digital camera and an even better camcorder
T. Ishizue "Tom", Amazon
11 September 2011
Summary: I have owned this camera for over 2 years now and I still can't get over the main strengths of this camera - the 1080P HD video and high-end audio quality. Since that time, I have tried numerous point and shoot cameras, as well as dedicated camcorders, for the primary use of recording HD video.
Check out "Lens Error" Message blogs for this camera BEFORE deciding.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 September 2011
Summary: I too own a SX1 IS. I have had it now for about two years. Was about to go on a 8 day trip back east, excited about the pictures I would be taking. I thought I might check out the camera; you know, clean the lens, add new batteries and such.
Excerpt: I tested this cameras a cheap alternative to nowadays models. On paper there aren´t so much improvements on nowadays cameras. The SX1 works with normal batteries, that´s fine I think. No rip-off with special Li-Ion packs with chips. You can get spares everywhere in the world.
I'd buy another in a heartbeat takes the best pics
15 August 2011
Summary: I have wanted a nice camera for ever..read an article about Megapixels and said anything over a 6 for amitures was useless. If a 6 takes really good pics then u know a 10 takes even better. I Love this camera, got such a gooood deal. I'm in awe everytime I pick her up to take pictures.
Excerpt: In general, love this camera. I do not do videos. I bought it for the zoom and to take pictures of butterflies without having to approach them too closely. And to take pictures of plants, including flower closeups showing enough detail to be able to id them.
Summary: Picture quality is magnificent. Love using all the features, and there are plenty of them. Size is a little large but not heavy. Great zoom and focus for a non DSLR. The range on the camara flash is good and love the ability for adaptable external flash.