Canon Digital Cameras - Canon powershot S1 IS

 
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Canon Powershot S1 IS Digital Camera Review

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million
Lens 6.0 (W) - 72.0 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 36 - 432 mm)
f/2.7 (W) - f/3.5 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 48x in combination with the optical zoom)
Viewfinder Color LCD viewfinder Picture coverage rate 100%
Dioptric Adjustment -5.5 - +1.5 m-1(dpt)
LCD Monitor 1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon
TFT color LCD (115,000 pixels, picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus (continuous or single)
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 1-point AF (any position is available)
Shooting Distance
(from tip of lens)
Normal AF: 50 cm (1.6 ft.) - infinity (W)/
90 cm (3.0 ft.) - infinity (T)
Macro: 10 - 50 cm (3.9 in. - 1.6 ft. (W))
Super Macro: 0 - 10 cm (0 - 3.9 in.) (W)
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
15 - 1/3200 sec.
* The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
* 1.3 sec. or slower shutter speeds are available in Shutterpriority mode or Manual mode.
* Slow shutter speeds of 15 to 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Light Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center or AF-point)
Exposure Control System Program AE/Shutter Speed-priority AE/Aperture-priority AE /Manual exposure control
AE lock (AEB) and Safety Shift is available.
Exposure Compensation >2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) and Safety Shift is available.
ISO Speed Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
White Balance TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Flash) or custom
Built-in Flash Auto, on, off
Red-eye reduction is available.
lash Range 0.5 - 5.2 m (1.6 - 17.1 ft.) (W), 0.9 - 4.0 m (3.0 - 13.1 ft.) (T)
(When ISO speed is set to Auto.)
* Macro: 0.3 - 0.5 m (1.0 - 1.6 ft.) (W/T) (Auto ISO speed)
Flash Exposure Compensation 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, FE lock, Slow synchro and 1st-curtain/2nd-curtain flash are available.
Flash Output 3 stops
Can be set when flash exposure setting is [Off]
Shooting Modes
Auto
Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual, Custom
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Special Scene*, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
* Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Night Snapshot
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.5 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (High-speed continuous shooting, Large/Fine mode)
Intervalometer Shooting interval: approx. 1 - 60 min. (1-min. increments)
Number of shots: 2 - 100 shots (Maximum number of shots varies according to memory card capacity.)
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
PC-controlled Shooting Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)
Recording Media SD Memory Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type
Still images: Exif 2.2*1(JPEG)
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (stereo))
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels (Stills)
Large: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Audio Sampling frequency: 44.100/22.050/11.025 kHz
Quantization bit: 16 bit
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable),
Index (9 thumbnail images)
Magnified (approx. 10x max. in LCD monitor/viewfinder, forward or reverse selection through magnified images possible), Image search (Jumps over 10 or 100 images, to a movie, or to the next shooting date, or nine images at a time during Index playback)
Slide Show
Sound memos (recording/playback up to 60 sec.)
Movie (slow-motion playback possible)
Sound Recorder (up to two hours sound-only recording/playback possible)
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound can be customized using the following methods:
1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.
2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, stereo audio)
Power Source
1. Four AA-size alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
2. Four AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries (NB4-200) (sold separately)
3. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS700) (sold separately)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40 C (32 - 104 F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions 113 x 78.0 x 75.5 mm (4.4 x 3.1 x 3.0 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 405 g (14.3 oz.) (camera body only)

Reviews
 
Review by: Herbert
Lacation: Durham,North Carolina
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-15-2007
Cost Performace

This camera is good for new user. It gives brilliant pictures with excellent clarity; it has easy to use options. This camera is built in with excellent standard of Digital performance with its super long zoom and amazing stability and trye Movie Mode, the PowerShot S1 IS brings new qualities to the Powershot line.

 
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