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Canon PowerShot S1 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1039 reviews of Canon PowerShot S1 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and performance also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the sensor and reliability are mixed. Some have doubts about the memory and shutter.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, zoom

viewfinder, low-light, shutter, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S1 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S1 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S1 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and size. The portability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive views about the performance.

usability, image quality, portability, size, zoom

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S1 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 469 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S1 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

 

As a Canon SLR 35mm owner and user, I've been reluctant to change to the digital side, however, the PowerShot S1 might just be the camera to change that. Canon's selling points for the S1 are the 10x zoom and the Image Stabilizer, but there is a lot...

Impressive range of features

Close subject focusing problems, no macro setting

To describe all the features would take up too much space but I did test them all out. In the process, I took the camera from new batteries to dead batteries, so I would recommend some quality rechargeable, and take some spares, as all the shooting and...

Sep, 2004

DIWA Silver Awards!

Expert review by : DIWA (diwa-awards.com)

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

 

The PowerShot S1 IS features a bright 10x Mega zoom lens with optical stabilizer, which adds extraordinary value to this compact 3 Megapixel camera. Besides, the camera offers many of the same features and functions found in more advanced Canon models,...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot S1 IS

 

Canon Powershot S1 IS Review. With its extended zoom lens this camera is likely to appeal to someone who enjoys wildlife or sports photography.

Stacked with features ; Powerful flash unit ; Good build quality

Disappointing overall picture quality

"Ambitious digital camera from Canon. Excellent feature set, but image quality lets it down in places."

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Canon PowerShot S1 IS Review

 

Not only does the Canon S1 continue the PowerShot S series tradition of high-quality and easy-to-use digital cameras, it also incorporates some high-end features usually found only in more expensive prosumer models.

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

PowerShot S1 IS

 

Aside from that, the S1 IS is a pleasure to operate. A dial on top of the unit lets you select the shooting mode from among six scene-assist modes or one of your own custom settings. Alternatively, you can use the full manual modes, including aperture-...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

 

Despite the limited resolution, the S1 packs in a mighty zoom and rock-steady lens technology. It performs well, giving the user a little more than youd expect from a point-and-shoot in this price bracket. Its features beat many of its

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Canon PowerShot S1 IS - Digital SLR Reviews

 

A 10x zoom camera that comes with Image Stabilisation to allow users to handle the near-400mm equivalent focal length...

Expert review by : Peter Rojas (engadget.com)

Review of Canon's three megapixel S1 IS

 

Digital Photography Review takes a look at Canon's new PowerShot S1 IS, a camera that's a decidedly bizarre blend of many things-a sub-prosumer 3.2 megapixel digital still model with loads of camcorder features in a digital SLR style case without a hot...

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Ryan Block (engadget.com)

Two reviews of the new Canon Powershot S1 IS

 

A couple of review of the (almost palindromic) S1 IS, a camera that's a decidedly bizarre blend of many things-a sub-prosumer 3.1 megapixel digital still with loads of camcorder features in a digital SLR style case without a hot shoe or interchangeable...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S1 IS

 

If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the Digital Photography Glossary before diving into this article (it may help you understand some of the terms used).

Very small, handles really well ; Packed with features ; Image stabilization works really well (and can be used in movie mode) ; Very quiet ; Fast and responsive ; Stunning movie mode with high quality sound ; Impressive continuous (burst) shooting ;...

Some focus errors - especially at the telephoto end of the zoom ; Slow AF at longer focal lengths, can struggle in low light ; No AF illuminator ; Noisy above ISO200 ; No rechargeable batteries ; Small screen, viewfinder difficult to see in very bright...

Despite one or two minor annoyances - specifically the focus performance at the long end of the zoom and the rather puny screen - the Canon S1 IS is a camera it is hard not to like. Sure, there are a few high end features missing (no live histogram, no...

Aug, 2004

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