Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Announced Sep 17, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.8 screen | 28 – 560 mm (20×)
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Canon PowerShot SX1IS 10 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.8-inch LCD
$849.95
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Product description
Announced Sep 17, 2008

Fifth generation 'SLR-like' superzoom from Canon is the first in a new wave of CMOS-sensored 'serious' compact cameras, and boasts an impressive spec list that includes a huge 28-560mm (equiv.) 20x zoom, 1080p HD movie capture and high speed shooting, plus a wealth of photo enthusiast features (manual controls, raw mode). There's no doubt the SX1 IS offers a lot of camera in a compact package, but it's expensive (especially compared to sister model, the SX10 IS), the image quality is nothing special, and unless you really want HD movies it's hard to recommend.

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Review, Mar 27, 2009
Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 3648 x 2736
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Focal length (equiv.) 28–560 mm
Optical zoom 20×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 2.8
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 15 sec
Max shutter speed 1/3200 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/MMC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 615 g (1.36 lb / 21.69 oz)
Dimensions 128 x 88 x 88 mm (5.04 x 3.46 x 3.46)
GPS None

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