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With a 10.0 MP Canon CMOS sensor and 20x wide-angle zoom for incredible reach, the PowerShot SX1 IS offer... See full description.
  • Hybrid
  • 3264x2448 pixels

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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.


  • 20x wide-angle zoom with optical IS
  • 10.0 MP Canon CMOS sensor
  • Full HD movies
  • DIGIC 4
  • Extra fast continuous shooting at full
    resolution (4fps)
  • Face Detection and anti-blur technology
  • i-Contrast
  • 2.8 wide vari-angle LCD
  • EX Speedlite flash compatible

The supercharged super zoom.

Super zoom
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 Canons renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology counteracts camera shake.

Canon CMOS sensor
The PowerShot SX1 IS is the first Canon compact camera to incorporate a Canon CMOS sensor, which allows high resolution shooting in exceptionally rapid bursts. The sensor boasts 10 Megapixels for capturing the finest detail, 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.

Incorporating the latest in image processing technology, DIGIC 4 delivers extraordinary noise reduction. The result is richly detailed, cleaner images, even when shooting at high ISO speeds. DIGIC 4 also drives exceptional processing speeds and responsive operation.

Miss nothing
With the Canon CMOS sensor, extra fast continuous shooting speeds (up to 4fps) at full resolution are achieved. Servo AF tracks moving subjects to ensure they remain in focus.

Face Detection Technology
Great people shots are assured with the latest 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.

Eliminate blur
The PowerShot SX1 IS combats potential blur 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.

Optimum contrast
Working in both shooting and playback, i-Contrast boosts brightness in dark areas. The result is improved contrast with detail retained in tricky lighting conditions.

Large LCD
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.

Flash compatible
For extended shooting options and better light coverage, the comprehensive accessory system includes compatibility with Canon EX Speedlite flash range.

product specification
Camera Type Hybrid
Resolution (Pixels) 3264x2448 pixels
Optical zoom ratio 10x optical zoom
Screen size 2.5"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Yes image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SDHC Card storage
Media format SD Card storage
Memory card slot No
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 266g
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/2500 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/15 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
Dimensions (mm) 108x71x46mm
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-4.3 max. aperture lens 1
Release date 9 Oct 2007
Height in mm 8.8
Width in mm Width: 127.5mm
Depth in mm 8.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length 560 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 28 Millimetres