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Canon PowerShot SX1 IS - Test Shots - Exposure Evaluation

By Cliff Smith

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

User Score:

Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera's overall image quality, including the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image

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The wide-angle end is equivalent to 28mm.

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The 560mm-equivalent telephoto end is fantastic for zooming in on distant details, and the optical IS keeps in rock steady.

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The exposure meter and white balance cope well with unusual conditions.

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Figures on a white background are an exposure nightmare, especially when it's a crowd of children running about and throwing snowballs, but the SX1 coped excellently.

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Overall Score

8

Scores In Detail

  • Value 7
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 9

SpiderJacek

February 5, 2009, 3:01 am

Yuck! High ISO performance (400 and above) is worse than that of SX10! And we all hoped that SX1's CMOS sensor will be superior to the CCD sensor used in SX10...

filey

February 5, 2009, 3:04 am

Seems like the iso noise is a higher than the sx10, and noise reduction comes into it more, and smudges it all





coupled with the extra 130 quid or so over the sx10, doesnt seem worth it just for the video mode, which most pc's wont manage to play anyhow

Stuart 3

February 10, 2009, 10:46 pm

Has anyone used the SX1 for HDR? The 4 fps should give you 3 bracketted exposures in less than a second. I guess ISO 200 would be max for HDR because of noise. I shoot an EOS D40 at 7 fps for HDR and 90% are keepers, but the kit weighs 3x the SX1.


Cliff can you shed any light on this?

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