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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX1 IS. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and zoom. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the optics and flash are different. Many are negative about the contrast and shutter.

performance, usability, image quality, zoom, portability

price, low-light, viewfinder, shutter, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX1 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but reviews about the low light performance and price are different. The exposure and viewfinder get critical reviews.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, zoom

focus, viewfinder, exposure

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

 

With 10 megapixels, 20x zoom and HD video recording, the SX1 IS has it all.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS review

 

With a 10-megapixel resolution and 20x zoom, this camera may seem wildly overpriced compared with Panasonic's FZ28. However, two key features differentiate it from most other ultra-zoom cameras.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem & Kailas Shastry (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS review

 

Apart from the 20x optical zoom the most noticeable feature of the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS is its CMOS sensor which is superior to the much more common CCD sensors that are used in most other point and shoot cameras. The 3648 x 2736 sized images from...

The £455 can buy you a DSLR with a couple of good lenses. But then, don’t make the mistake of comparing the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS (an advanced point and shoot) to an SLR – the SX1’s stupendous zoom and HD video recording cannot be got in an SLR at...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

Canon’s PowerShot SX1: Quick Review

 

Compact, light, good quality construction, the SX1 is definitely not a DSLR. However it takes better photos than an average 10Mpix censor point and shoot, and its 1080p video recording mode is a nice touch if you're looking for a good camera with good...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon Powershot SX1 IS

 

The relatively fast Canon Powershot SX1 IS offers raw file support and satisfactory HD video. This camera is ideal for users who want mega zoom owing to the 20-x zoom lens. This feature is ideal especially for creative photography, where the...

The good tone range offers less contoured shadow areas. Noise levels are low with the SX1 camera. Quiet zooming can be enjoyed during the recording process. Video quality constitutes saturated and sharp images that are nice to view. Exposure adjustment...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (macuser.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

 

Maintaining the similar SLR-like styling and high ratio 20x zoom of its predecessor, the popular S5 IS model, Canon's new PowerShot SX1 IS adds several innovative features to the mix. Most notably, the SX1 IS is one of the first compacts to feature a...

Minor gripes aside, this is a great camera that we can heartily recommend

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem & Kailas Shastry (techworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX1 IS may just be the best featured point and shoot camera you can buy.

The £455 can buy you a DSLR with a couple of good lenses. But then, don’t make the mistake of comparing the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS (an advanced point and shoot) to an SLR – the SX1’s stupendous zoom and HD video recording cannot be got in an SLR at...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - PowerShot SX1 IS

 

Following hard on the heels of its little sister, the SX10 IS, Canon's SX1 IS is the second PowerShot to feature a 20x super zoom, using a 35mm equivalent lens of 28-560mm in 4:3 aspect ratio ...

We found this camera available online for considerably less than its £589 SRP, and although it is still expensive for a non-DSLR camera, the range of new technologies, solid design, far reaching zoom and Full HD movie capability should ensure the SX1...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

 

Every photographer longs for a single camera that can tackle any job, but the SX1 goes further – it's also a full HD camcorder!

The SX1 is surely the best superzoom yet, not least because of its 4fps shooting and great all-round design. But it's also a superb full HD camcorder – remarkable!

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot SX1 IS

 

The Canon Powershot SX1 IS is a powerful 10 megapixel digital camera with a 20x, wide angle, optical zoom lens. It offers a wide range of advanced features. The CMOS sensor allows it to shoot at up to 4 frames per second. It has an LCD screen you can...

Photo quality - HD movies - flip out and twist LCD screen - high speed shooting at 4 frames per second - optical zoom available for movies

Shutter lag time with flash

At the time of writing my review this is the most advanced compact digital camera on the market. Its fast burst rate and long lens make it a good choice for anyone who is interested in wildlife or sports photography. It takes a great picture and has a...

Jan, 2009

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