Packed with an amazingly powerful zoom and other impressive features comes the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS. Read on for its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom cameras seem to be trying to push their limits farther and farther. It began with 10x zoom capacity. Later, when competition increased, it went up to 12x, then 4x and even upto 16x or 18x zoom capacity. Now, which is considered the best time for a person to pursue photography and competition has begun to soar, they have pushed the limits farther with a 20x optical zoom camera. The PowerShot SX1 IS from Canon is one such camera with offers a resolution of 10 mp and a wide angle 20x zoom lens.

Design and Functioning

Tough and slightly heavy, like Canon's EOS DSLR range, the PowerShot SX1 IS features a CMOS sensor as opposed to regular CCD at its heart. The powerful 20x wide-angle optical zoom provides outstanding reach and composition flexibility. It also comes with Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and Voice Coil Motor (VCM), for fast, accurate and almost silent zooming. Any shake or blur is taken care of in this camera 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. Its i-Contrast boosts brightness in dark areas, resulting in improved contrast with detail retained in tricky lighting conditions. It makes use of the superior CMOS sensor which is used in all DSLRs and some select compact cameras. This camera is compatible with SD, SDHC and MMC cards.

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Canon PowerShot SX1 IS digital camera

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Price India
Price: Rs. 33,995.00Resolution: 10.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX1 IS
OverviewCamera type Compact Digital Camera
Battery (Type) AA Alkaline batteries
DimensionsWidth (mm) 128
Depth (mm) 88
Height (mm) 89
Weight 585
LensFocal Length(mm) 28-560
f-number f/2.8 / f/8.0
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/3200
ISO rating Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Interchangeability NA
Brand Powershot
Image SensorType (CMOS sensor)
Size(inches) 1/2.3
Total Resolution(MP) 10.00
Effective Resolution(MP) 10.10
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType LCD and Electronic View Finder
Size 2.8
MemoryCard Type SDHC Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom approx.80x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual
Aperture Automatic
White Balance Automatic
Focus Manual
Image Stabilization Manual
Shooting Modes Auto Easy shooting
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge NA
Hdmi Yes
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram NA
Colour Options Black
Warranty (Years) 1
Last Updated on : August 19, 2010

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