Canon PowerShot SX1 IS 10.0 MP Digital Camera - Black
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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS 10.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

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  • Optical Zoom: 20x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Megapixels: 10.0 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS 10.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

With a 10 megapixels Canon CMOS sensor and 20x wide-angle zoom for incredible reach, the PowerShot SX1 IS offers continuous shooting up to 4fps and can supplement photos with Full HD videos.The PowerShot SX1 IS is the first Canon compact camera to incorporate a Canon CMOS sensor, which allows high resolution shooting in exceptionally rapid bursts. The sensor boasts 10 megapixels for capturing the finest detail, allowing creative cropping and superb large-scale prints.The PowerShot SX1 IS combats potential blur with High ISO Auto and Motion Detection technology, which ascertains movement of both camera and subject to set the optimum ISO, whatever the shooting situation. Servo AF tracks moving subjects to ensure they remain in focus.

Product Review Summary

Based on 7 user reviews
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  • Easy to Use (3)
  • Excellent Picture Quality (3)
  • Great Design (1)
  • Bulky (3)
  • Heavy (2)
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  • Everyday Use (3)
  • Outdoors (2)
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Consumer Reviews


Love it!

byregisandheidi Apr 15, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to Use, Excellent Picture Quality
Cons Bulky

I think you can get some pretty high quality photos out of that camera!It's a great step up from a point and shoot camera without being as expensive as the professional ones! Read full review »


Great camera takes professional quality pictures

bysailors.wife Mar 31, 2010
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Pros Easy to Use, Excellent Picture Quality, Great Design
Cons Bulky, Heavy

This was my first quality digital camera and it is a great learning camera.  The different camera modes are easy to switch between and the menu is simple to navigate.  The picture quality is outstanding, as is expected with a cannon.  I loved the way the LCD screen can move, makes... Read full review »


Great Pictures But Kind Of Bulky

bymelsly Mar 14, 2010
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lot of memory<br>Swivel Screen<br>Many features
Cons A little complicated<br>Heavy and bulky<br>Battery power used quickly
Recommended it? Yes

I've always bought Canon cameras because of the great, professional looking photos they produce. Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera really gets the job done. You can set it to auto, profile, landscape, night time, action (doesn't work with flash), take video, etc. Other features are offered, but... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Aquarium
White Balance Tungsten (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto • Manual
Special Effects Vivid Blue • Sepia • Vivid Red • Neutral • Vivid Green • Lighter Skin Tone • Vivid • Black & White • Positive Film • Custom Effect • Darker Skin Tone
Continuous Shooting Speed 4 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Motion Detection • Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • Digital Tele-Converter • Safety Zoom • Resizing an Image • Exif Print Support • 16:9 Widescreen Mode • RGB Primary Color Filter • Digital Image Rotation • Image Stabilization • Face Detection • Not Interchangeable Lenses • With LCD Protected Position • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • USB 2.0 Compatibility • i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction) • Audio Recording • Cropping An Image • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Direct Print • Diopter Adjustment • AE/FE Lock • PictBridge Support • Red eye Fix • Focus Bracketing
Face Detection Yes

Environmental Parameters

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


Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080

File Format

Digital Video Format QuickTime • H.264


Battery Form Factor Standard form factor

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows Vista • MS Windows Vista • MS Windows XP SP2 • Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or later


Connector Types 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card
HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo


Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.8" - color
Display Rotation Rotating
Screen Size 2.8"
Display Type LCD


Depth 3.45 in.
Width 5.02 in.
Height 3.48 in.
Weight 20.6 Oz.


Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.4"
Viewfinder Type LCD

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory SDHC Card • SD Card • MultiMediaCard • SDHC Memory Card • MultiMediaCardplus • SD Memory Card

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Type Pop-up Flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Evaluative • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO 100
Light Sensitivity Max 3200
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 28 - 560mm
Macro Focus Range 0-50cm
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.3"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 20x
Type Point & Shoot
Megapixels 10.0 MP
Digital Zoom 4x

Product Identifiers

Model SX1 IS
UPC 4960999621647
Brand Canon

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