The night shot is detailed and well-exposed, but it’s plagued by purple fringing chromatic aberrations. To install your download click on the name of the downloaded file. By shooting a white or gray card, you can get perfect color in any lighting. Beside the two image quality issues above, the only other real complaints I have with the PowerShot S1 have to do with low light shooting. While the S1 lives up to most of those claims, it falls short in one pretty important area. If you’re looking for a good “all around” camera with great features, a long zoom lens, image stabilization, and an excellent movie mode, all at an affordable price, there really isn’t another camera on the market that’ll fill the bill. Dec 27,

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Want to see some pictures? Senior Editor Barney Britton’s pick this year is the camera that he describes as “close to perfect” for the kind of photography he does. As always, I recommend a trip down to your local reseller to try out the PowerShot S1 and its competitors before you buy! I’ll have much more on movies later in this review.

The tripod mount is neither centered, nor inline with the lens. The zoom motor still isn’t completely silent though, you’ll still hear it if the s1ls are very quiet, something I think Canon should have pointed out in the manual.


Best and worst of You can also use the S1’s autofocus system in MF mode, by pressing the “set” button.

While the S1 IS’s user interface may cqnon a little cryptic at first approach, it’s actually very efficient once you become familiar with it. And finally, some rechargeable batteries in the box and a live histogram in record mode would’ve been a nice touch.

PowerShot S1 IS

The result is an impressively improved image quality and sound. Even being careful about how I put it on, it seemed that just rattling around in my camera bag, the cap could get pushed on further, and a couple of times I thought I was going to pull the lens completely off the camera before the cap finally broke free. Photo quality is good, though noisy for a Canon camera. The PowerShot S1 has a good bundle.

Really decent photo’s and video Post-shooting, a variety of editing software is included, and you can print directly to a PictBridge or Canon Direct Print compatible photo printer without using a PC.

The other button turns the image stabilizer on and off.

Medium 1 x canom Nestled in the center of the battery compartment door on the bottom of the camera, this sliding switch unlocks the door, so that it can slide forward and open. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. Inside the box, you’ll find:. The location of the CompactFlash door on the side of the camera is also conducive to use on a tripod.


I was just holding it normally although extended from my body somewhatneither trying especially hard to hold it steady holding my breath, propping my elbows on the table, s1inor trying to make it jiggle any more than my aging, unsteady muscles did on their own.

PowerShot S1 IS

Dec s1ix, You select the interval between shots minutes and the total number of shots to be taken Is it enough of a refresh to keep up with the times? The Mode Lever has a locking release button to prevent accidentally changing modes, which must be pushed inwards before the dial can be turned.

I love my camera is not too heavy and it gets the job done pros: Stash the file in a safe place and it’ll be there when you need it. You then just attach and twist the conversion lens adapter until it locks in place. Either that or I’m getting dumber.

First I wanted to mention that the S1, like all Canon cameras, has a manual white balance setting. You can use the optical zoom to manually change your composition cankn the same time. Javascript is disabled in this browser. See above for values.