The powerful 20x wide-angle (28mm, f/2.8) optical zoom provides outstanding reach and composition flexibility. With Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and Voice Coil Motor (VCM), zooming is fast, accurate and near-silent, while Canon’s renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts camera shake.
Canon CMOS sensor
The PowerShot SX1 IS incorporates a Canon CMOS sensor, which allows high resolution shooting in exceptionally rapid bursts. The sensor boasts 10 MP, allowing creative cropping and superb large-scale prints.
HD movies in stereo
Create smooth, high quality movies in full high definition (1080, 30p), then use HDMI connectivity for playback on HD widescreen TVs – complete with CD quality stereo sound.
DIGIC 4 delivers extraordinary noise reduction. The result is richly detailed, cleaner images, even at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds and responsive operation.
With the Canon CMOS sensor, fast continuous JPEG shooting speeds (up to 4fps) at full resolution are achieved. Servo AF tracks moving subjects to ensure they remain in focus.
RAW mode records images exactly as they are captured by the sensor - with no processing and no compression. You can then use Canon’s RAW editing software to gain total control over image settings and parameters in post-shoot editing.
Face Detection Technology
Great people shots are assured with Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB – even faces at angles and far away. Face Select & Track optimises settings for a chosen person, while FaceSelf-Timer waits for you to enter the frame for great self-portraits or group photos.
Blur is combated 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.
i-Contrast boosts brightness in dark areas. The result is improved contrast with detail retained in tricky lighting conditions.
The 2.8" widescreen vari-angle LCD enables framing from challenging angles and easy sharing of images in playback. Night Display mode enhances screen visibility in low light.
For extended shooting options and better light coverage, an accessory system includes compatibility with Canon EX Speedlite flash range.
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