Canon PowerShot Pro1 Review
All of the camera's connectors are arranged in a neat row at the bottom rear of the camera beside the LCD monitor, they are covered by a neat hinged plastic door (Kudos for this). In order the connectors are: USB (1.1), DC-IN (for optional AC adapter) and A/V out.
The Pro1 can take a range of add-on lenses, these attach to a bayonet mount which is revealed by removing the small ring at the front of the body of the lens barrel (you must hold a button just to the left of the barrel to remove). Included with the Pro1 is the FA-DC58A filter adapter which provides a 58 mm thread (for filters only) and the LH-DC10 lens hood.
(35 mm equiv.)
(wide - tele)
|Nikon Coolpix 8700||Nikkor ED||35 - 280 mm||F2.8 - F4.2||Motor, lever|
|Minolta DiMAGE A2||GT Lens||28 - 200 mm||F2.8 - F3.5||Mechanical, ring|
|Canon PowerShot Pro1||Ultrasonic L-series||28 - 200 mm||F2.4 - F3.5||Motor, ring|
|Olympus C-8080 WZ||ED High Resolution||28 - 140 mm||F2.4 - F3.5||Motor, lever|
|Sony DSC-F828||Carl Zeiss T*||28 - 200 mm||F2.0 - F2.8||Mechanical, ring|
Base / Tripod Mount
Supplied with the camera is this handy Infrared remote control, with a 5 m range it can be used to remotely fire the shutter release, control the zoom and other menu options or as a control for playback (say of a slideshow on a TV screen) with thumbnail, zoom and DISPLAY buttons also available. Kudos for making this a standard accessory.
The Pro1 has an electronically released pop-up flash, it has a quoted range of 0.5 - 5.0 m (1.6 - 16.4 ft) at wide angle and 1.0 - 3.5 m (3.3 - 11.5 ft) at telephoto. In Auto exposure mode the flash pop's up when required (auto flash), in the other exposure modes you can choose from having the flash pop-up when required or pop-up only when the flash button is pressed. Note that the small lamp set below the flash unit is the red-eye reduction lamp which shines a bright white light while you hold the shutter release button when red-eye reduction is enabled.
The Pro1 has a fully wired E-TTL hot-shoe mounted on the top of the camera. This allows for full compatibility with a range of Canon Speedlite: 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX, MR-14EX / MT-24EX Macro Lite and also non-TTL use of other flash / studio systems.
The Pro1 has a hybrid auto focus system, it combines information from an external AF sensor mounted to the upper left of the lens barrel with normal TTL video AF detected by the CCD. In low light situations the external sensor is relied on even more, the Pro1 does not have a visible light AF assist lamp.
Supplied In the Box
The contents of the retail box are:
* Requires Conversion
Lens Adapter LA-DC58C
** Not a complete list
Apr 20, 2004
Feb 9, 2004
Apr 17, 2007
Apr 11, 2007
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