Canon PowerShot Pro 1 8.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

The PowerShot Pro1 is the digital compact for serious photographers. It includes an 8.0 megapixel CCD, retractable 7x L-series zoom lens, hybrid AF system and Micro Ultrasonic Motor.The PowerShot Pro1 has an 8.0 megapixel CCD for high-resolution printing up to A2. Its Canon 7x L-Series zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 28 - 200mm, f/2.4 - f/3.5) includes fluorite and UD elements to significantly reduce chromatic aberration. The PowerShot Pro1 features a new hybrid AF system, which together with the Micro Ultrasonic Motor (USM) provides quick, quiet auto-focusing to ensure you don't miss that perfect shot.The combination of Canon's unique iSAPS technology to optimize shooting settings, high-performance DIGIC processor for fast processing, together with Image Rendering technology for accurate reproduction of colors, ensures every shot is represented faithfully. Because every shot is different, Canon has made the PowerShot Pro1 incredibly versatile. There are 12 shooting modes - from Manual to Auto (including 2 custom settings), for greater creative control.There's a choice of two color space formats - standard sRGB and Adobe RGB. With a choice of 3 compression rates and 5 resolutions, plus RAW mode for maximum image data recording, you have a total of 16 modes for increased recording flexibility. As well as total compatibility with the complete range of EX Speedlites, the PowerShot Pro1 has optional telephoto and close-up lenses for you to achieve any desired perspective.The PowerShot Pro 1 puts ergonomics to the fore - placing controls exactly where they should be. Its 2.0" vari-angle LCD is bright, easy to read and tilts to just the position you want. The tough, black body fits comfortably in your hand, while a large grip lets you hold the camera steady as you compose your shots.

Product Review Summary

Based on 21 user reviews
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Consumer Reviews


Good compromise for a travel camera

bytatcbackpacker Jul 21, 2008
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Pros Shoots in RAW mode. At ISO 50, 100, image quality rivals full-sized SLRs.
Cons Color noise above ISO 200. Shutter lag. Weird recovery between shots.
Recommended it? Yes

I am a retired pro photographer who likes to travel, hike, camp, etc. Wanted something small, light, and with an integral lens which would approximate the performance of my big Canon SLRs. I chose the PowerShot Pro1 because of its "L" quality lens and compatibility with my existing cameras (RAW... Read full review »


Great for stills

bybronzdragon May 16, 2006
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Pros photo quality, battery life, feels like a 35 mm
Cons shutter speed, price vs what you get
Recommended it? No

After many years of shooting with 35 mm for work and private, I decided to get a good digital camera. After more then a year of using this camera I can say that it is a pretty good camera. The battery lasts a good while. The cards you use for memory storage have come down in price a lot and the... Read full review »


Great camera

bypurplejbaker Feb 12, 2006
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Pros high resolution, battery life
Cons zoom, focus
Recommended it? Yes

Even though it was a little expensive, I got it at a good price through Sears. This thing takes great pictures. High quality, excellent battery life, the zoom is a little rough and it does have problems with the auto focus. Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Stitch assist
White Balance Auto
Special Effects Sepia • Neutral • Low Sharpening • Vivid • Black & White • Custom Effect
Continuous Shooting Speed 2.5 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Brightness Control • AF Lock • RGB Primary Color Filter • Digital Image Rotation • USB • With Tripod Mount • Not Interchangeable Lenses • With LCD Protected Position • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • Audio Recording • Histogram Display • Direct Print • Date/Time Stamp • AE/FE Lock • PictBridge Support • Auto Power Save • Built-In Speaker • Focus Bracketing

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C


Max Video Resolution 640 x 480

File Format

Digital Video Format AVI

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Apple Mac OS 9 • MS Windows 98 SE • Apple Mac OS 9.2 • MS Windows 98 • MS Windows ME • MS Windows 2000 • Apple Mac OS X 10.3 • Apple Mac OS X 10.2 • Apple Mac OS X 10.1 • MS Windows XP


Expansion Slot 1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II
Connector Types 1 x composite video/audio output


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in


Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2" - color
Display Rotation Rotating
Display Type LCD


Depth 3.56 in.
Width 4.63 in.
Height 2.83 in.
Weight 19.22 Oz.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.44"
Dioptric Correction Range -5.5 to +1.5
Viewfinder Type Digital • LCD
Viewfinder - Field Coverage 100%

Memory / Storage

Floppy Drive Storage None
Supported Flash Memory CompactFlash Card Type II • CompactFlash Card Type I • CompactFlash II • CompactFlash I • Microdrive

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Type Pop-up Flash


Exposure Metering spot AF area • Center-Weighted • Evaluative • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max 400
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type Hybrid
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 28 - 200mm
Macro Focus Range 3-50cm
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 2/3"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 7x
Type Point & Shoot
Digital Zoom 3.2x
Megapixels 8.0 MP

Product Identifiers

Model Pro 1
Brand Canon

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