I have a underwater-casing for the S-1 that I had for years. He takes a look back at the first ten years of DPReview’s development from its original conception, through a period of massive growth, to the site’s acquisition by Amazon. The downsides are increased battery consumption, and resolution that doesn’t compare to a real optical viewfinder. Dec 27, Oddly the thing which broke was the shudder would not trip.

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The screen itself has k pixels, which makes for a sharp image. I suspect that some users may be inclined to turn up their noses at the S1 IS’s relatively modest 3.

PowerShot S1 IS

Its 10x optical zoom lens with IS is ideal for detailed shots. Ricoh Caplio GX review Aug 7, The proof is in the pictures, so let your own eyes decide which you like best!

Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera’s pre-flash. To the right of the electronic optical viewfinder is the Movie button. Javascript is disabled in this browser.

Canon PowerShot S1 IS MP Digital Camera – Silver | eBay

A microphone is located on the top of the electronic optical viewfinder housing, directly behind the pop-up flash. When set to Spot, the metering area depends on the Spot AE Point function, and sets the Spot point either in the center of the frame, or to the location of the AF point.


The IS significantly reduces camera shake at full zoom and in low light conditions. The PowerShot S1 has a compact body for an ultra zoommade of metal and high grade plastic. The S1 shoots as fast as 1. At the top right corner is a four-way multi-controller that navigates settings menus, pressing up, down, left, and right. Mode Lever see previous image: Any Condition Any Condition.

The S1 IS features a retracting lens that keeps size to a minimum when the camera is powered off, protected by a removable plastic lens cap with attached strap to keep it safe from accidental losswhich fits snugly a little too snugly, IMHO over the lens casing. Be the first to write one! To let you see the difference it makes, I recorded two short movie clips, one with it turned off, the other with it on. Trust me, needing this is not a matter of if, but when Shot at a rate of This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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Canon PowerShot S1 IS Review: Digital Photography Review

Zoom during movie recording The S1 IS’s movie mode is also unusual in that it allows the zoom lens to operate while recording movies with sound.

The S1 IS reaches beyond the normal limits of its category by offering not only a long-ratio zoom lens, but a very effective image-stabilization system as well, that makes the long lens much more usable than it would be otherwise.


I was not impressed with the S1’s low light focusing abilities — the lack of an AF-assist lamp definitely hurts. Here’s what you’ll find in that menu:. The included 32MB “high speed” memory card is also shown. There is no firmware for the OS version you selected.

s1us The LCD monitor and electronic optical viewfinder’s information displays include detailed exposure information, including shutter speed and aperture settings in the manual shooting modes.

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Canon PowerShot S1 IS Review

Canon is now up to version 16 of their excellent Digital Camera Solutions software. You need to make sure that you keep your fingers away from the microphone, as well. In quiet surroundings, you can cqnon clearly hear the noise of the zoom motor, but it’s not terribly intrusive, while in noisier environments, the noise should be entirely masked by the ambient sound.

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