The supercharged super zoom.
With a 10.0 MP Canon CMOS sensor and 20x wide-angle zoom for incredible reach, the PowerShot SX1 IS offers continuous shooting up to 4fps. Supplement photos with Full HD videos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*Firmware download may be required.
|Type||1/2.3” Canon CMOS|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||5.0 - 100.0 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-560mm (4:3 aspect ratio) / 29-580mm (16:9 aspect ratio))|
|Zoom||Optical 20x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 2.3x (4:3 aspect ratio), approx. 2.0x (16:9 aspect ratio) and Safety Zoom ¹) ². Combined approx. 80x|
|Construction||13 elements in 11 groups (1 UD and 1 single-sided aspherical element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|Ultrasonic Motor (USM)||Yes, zoom|
|AF System/ Points||Face Detection, 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)|
|AF Modes||Single, Continuous, Servo AF¹|
|AF Point Selection||Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||0cm (W) from front of lens in Super Macro|
|Metering modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. |
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
|AEB||1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO sensitivity*||AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1/8 - 1/3200 sec (factory default) |
15 - 1/3200 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom|
|Viewfinder||EVF (0.40" type), aspect ratio 16:9, approx. 148,000 dots|
|Monitor||Vari-angle 2.8” TFT, aspect ratio 16:9, approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of two levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE.|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Manual Power Adjustment||3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 220EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II ¹)|
|Second Curtain Synchronisation||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||50cm-4.8m (W) / 1.0m-2.6m (T)|
|External Flash||E-TTL with EX series Speedlites ¹, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Sports, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Indoor, Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Aquarium, ISO 3200¹, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 4.0 shots/sec.(6), AF: Approx. 1.1 shots/sec.¹, LV: Approx. 1.2 shots/sec.(6) (until memory card becomes full) ²|
|Image Size||(L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (LW) 3640 x 2160, (SW) 1920 x 1080. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240. LW to SW)|
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Movies||(HD) 1920 x 1080, 30fps (1080p), (L)640 x 480, 30fps, (M)320 x 240, 30fps|
|Movie Length||(HD) Up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec. ¹ |
(L and M) Up to 4GB or 1 hour ²
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW (Firmware update may be required), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]|
|Sound Files||WAVE (stereo)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera / My Menu||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation.|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Histogram||Yes, live histogram|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom or FaceSelf-Timer|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)|
|Other||HDMI Mini Connector. A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus.|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP SP2 / Vista (including SP1) |
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||4x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries (NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 160 shots (with supplied batteries)¹ |
Approx. 420 shots (with optional Canon NB4-300 batteries)¹
Approx. 720 min. playback (with supplied batteries)¹
Approx. 840 min. playback (with Canon NB4-300 batteries)¹
|A/C Power Supply||Optional, Power adapter CA-PS700|
|Case||Soft Case DCC-800|
|Flash||Canon Speedlites (220EX, 430EX II, 580EX, 580EX II ¹), Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 |
High Power Flash HF-DC1
|Remote Controller/ Switch||Wireless Controller WL-DC300|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||Compact AC power adapter CA-PS700, Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300|
|Other||Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C ¹, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD, excl. protrusions)||127.5 x 88.3 x 87.7 mm|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 585g|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
|AF Modes||¹ Some settings limit availability|
|Manual Power Adjustment||¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|External Flash||¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
|Movie Length||¹ SDHC Speed Class 6 is required for maximum record time.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.|
|Flash||¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.|
|Operating Environment||¹ 0 – 35 °C when NB-3AH is used|
|Modes||¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.|