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    Canon Powershot S1 IS
    Author: Talon
    Date Posted:14/11/2004 10:50.34
    SLRating: SLRating: 7.5/10
    Bottom Line: Image Stabilization is useful, and the swivel LCD is convenient. A stylish design and 10x USM lens make for a great family camera. However, noise at high shutter speeds and at ISO 400, plus some focusing issues keep the S1 from reaching its full potential.

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    Official Specifications

    Type: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 10x optical zoom and Image Stabilizer System.

    Image Capture Device: 3.2 M pixel, 1/2.7 inch charge coupled device (CCD).

    Sensitivity: Auto; ISO 50/100/200/400 (Equivalent to ISO).

    Resolution (Recording Pixels): 2,048 x 1,536 (Large), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 1),1,024 x 768 Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small); Movie: 640 x 480 or 320 x 240.

    JPEG Image Quality Modes: Normal, Fine, Super Fine.

    File Format: Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1 compliant.

    Image Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant); Movie: AVI.

    Recording Media: CompactFlash™ (CF) card, Type I and Type II.

    Shooting Modes: Auto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M), Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie) and Custom.

    Shooting Speed: Continuous approx. 1.7 fps (Large/Fine)

    Photo Effect: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, Custom.

    Playback Modes: Single, Index (9 thumbnail image), magnification (Approx. 2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie.

    Erase Modes: Still image: Single images, All images; Movie: Part of Movie, All of Movie.

    Interfaces: USB, A/V out (Video: NTSC or PAL selectable; Audio: monaural)

    Direct Printing: Direct connection with Canon Direct Photo Printer, Card Photo Printer and PictBridge supported printers.

    Lens: 5.8-58mm, f/2.8-f/3.1 zoom lens (equivalent to 38-380mm in 35mm format)

    Shutter Speed: 15-1/2000 sec. Slow shutter operates with noise reduction.

    Focus Range: Normal AF: 3.9 in/10cm–Infinity (WIDE); 3.1 ft./93cm–Infinity (TELE). Manual: 3.9 n/10cm–Infinity (WIDE); 3.1 ft./93cm–Infinity (TELE)

    Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot metering.

    Exposure Control: Program AE, Shutter speed-priority AE, aperture-priority AE or Manual.

    Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3-step increments.

    Built-in Flash: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off.

    Flash Range: 3.3 ft./1m–14 ft./4.2m (WIDE); 3.3 ft./1m–12ft./3.8m (TELE) (When ISO speed is set to 100 equivalent)

    White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash) and Custom White Balance.

    Electronic Viewfinder: Color LCD viewfinder

    LCD Viewfinder: Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

    Power Sources: Size AA Alkaline battery (x4) or Size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH/NB-1AH) (x4)

    Dimensions: 4.4 (W) x 3.1 (H) x 2.6 (D) in. / 111.0 (W) x 78.0 (H) x 66.1 (D) mm

    Weight: (w/o battery and CF card) 13.1 oz./370g.



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    1. Introduction
    2. PowerShot S1 IS Kit Contents
    3. Official Specifications
    4. Design
    5. Layout
    6. Functionality – The Good
    7. Functionality – The bad
    8. Conclusion

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