Amazon.com Product Description Put the power of advanced photography in your hands with the Canon PowerShot S1 IS ultra-zoom digital camera. With its super-long Zoom, amazing stability and true Movie Mode, the PowerShot S1 IS brings a new dimension to the PowerShot line. Equipped with a host of top-quality features, this stylishly compact camera lets you create stills and movies like you've never done before.
10x Optical 38-380mm Zoom with exclusive Optical Image Stabilizer
Close, closer, closest: the high-speed Zoom Motor moves you in at top speed in near silence. So the high-resolution, super long 10x Optical 38-380mm Zoom Lens (35mm equivalent) with Canon’s exclusive optical Image Stabilizer can let you capture the action with an intensity you've never seen before. Canon's shift-type optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, which significantly reduces the effects of camera shake--an important feature for high-magnification lenses. Tiny movement detection gyros and a correcting lens element counteract the effects of lens shake to deliver sharper final images. The resulting compensation is the equivalent of between 2 and 3 extra stops, which means the camera can be used at slower shutter speeds without a tripod without any detectable increase in image blur.
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Optics and Resolution
The PowerShot S1 IS features a maximum resolution of 3.2 megapixels, or 2048 x 1536 pixel images--enough for prints up to 11 x 14 inches. It also has 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480 resolution modes. The camera features a 10x, f/2.8 - f/3.1, 38-380mm (35mm equivalent) optical zoom lens. The zoom is driven by a tiny ultrasonic motor (USM), which uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive a tiny rotor that is powerful and highly responsive. In digital still modes it drives the zoom at maximum speed, while in video mode it slows for a smooth effect and runs virtually silent, avoiding interference with video sound recording.
Vari-Angle LCD with enhanced resolution
| 1.5" LCD Monitor with two brightness levels: Shoot from any angle with the PowerShot S1 IS's rotating Vari-Angle LCD Monitor. The Monitor's enhanced resolution also allows you to clearly preview and review your stills and movies to make shooting fun and easy. || |
Take camcorder-quality movies right from the camera
30 frames-per-second VGA Video with Sound: The PowerShot S1 IS has a greatly enhanced Movie Mode that lets you shoot up to sixty minutes of DV-Quality VGA video with superior sound quality. Plus, you can zoom in the Movie Mode -- and even edit your movies -- right on the camera's LCD screen.
Instant Computer Connection
Picture Transfer Protocol for Win XP and Mac OS: Just connect the PowerShot S1 IS into the USB connection of your Windows XP or Macintosh OS computer. PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) allows the computer and camera to communicate instantly and to start the picture download process. There's no need to install a special driver!
Advanced Digital Imaging Technology
| Canon's exclusive DIGIC Imaging Processor revolutionizes how you shoot digital by allowing the camera to process images faster and improving the accuracy of the autofocus. DIGIC also reduces the effects on noise in your images. |
iSAPS Technology is an entirely new scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC Imaging Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
| The components of photographic space that are precision captured by DIGIC |
What's in the Box
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B. Lens Cap
C. Neck Strap NS-DC3
D. 4 AA-Type Alkaline Batteries
E. Compact Flash Card CF-32
F. Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
G. AV Cable AVC-DC300
H. Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
I. ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM
With an amazing, long-range 32x zoom and enhanced movie mode that lets you shoot up to 60 min. of DV-quality video, this Canon PowerShot digital camera puts the times of your life in the palm of your hand. The ultra-compact camera captures intense detail with its 3.2-megapixel CCD sensor and exclusive optical image stabilizing technology, while its flip-open, swiveling 1.5" LCD monitor offers exceptional usability for previewing still shots and shooting movies. Features: 38-380mm, f/2.8-3.1 zoom lens (10x optical/3.2x digital) with silent ultrasonic motor, a sophisticated, high-speed Digic imaging processor and iSAPS scene-recognition technology, built-in picture transfer protocol for driverless USB transfer, direct printing capability, movie mode zoom and editing on the LCD, CompactFlash type 1 or 2 compatibility, 2048x1536 to 640x480 resolution modes, 30 fps VGA and sound, auto-400 ISO speeds, RAW and JPEG formats (EXIF 2.2 compliant), AVI movie, 12 shooting modes, 6 photo effects, 5 review modes, 15-1/2000 shutter speeds, 3 light-metering modes, 4 auto exposure modes and AE lock, and 9 white balance modes. Includes 32MB CompactFlash memory card, strap, USB and A/V cables, batteries, ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Mac) CD-ROM and PhotoStitch, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and VideoImpression software. Imported. 3-1/10Hx4-2/5Lx2-3/5W".