Canon Digital IXUS I

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Canon Digital IXUS I

Ultra-chic and compact, the Digital IXUS i combines superb design and innovation. Extremely light and small enough to slip into any pocket or handbag ...

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published 23/02/2001 | heideroosjes
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"Canon Digital Ixus"

The Canon Digital Ixus is the best digital camera that I have encountered by far. Granted I have not tried all cameras but for the selection I have played with this tops the lot.
Its sleek ultra-compact style makes it not just practical but also good to look at. Friends will admire the camera pointing at them; blessed by its magnificence.

Spec:-

With 2.1 million pixel CCD it allows images of up to 1600x1200.
2x zoom lens with high resolution allowing wide-angle shots (telephoto) and good zoom.
10 second self-timer.

Other:-

The memory used is a CompactFlash card (camera supplied with 8mb card). 8mb allows between 4 and 46 images (depending on quality) to be stored in JPEG format.
The link to computers is via a USB cable and the camera comes equipped with all the necessary software needed for the transfer if images to your desktop computer. It also comes with Adobe Photodeluxe home edition so that you can play around with your images to get them looking really good (I quite like Photodeluxe as an editing tool although it can be complicated in areas).

Additional ‘Extras’ :-

The camera has a lot of extra options but at an extra cost, naturally. Flash cards of varying capacity are available as well as AC adapter, enabling the camera to run off an AC power source. There is also the possibility of an all-weather case which is dust-proof and water-proof to a depth of 3 metres.

Conclusion:-

The is camera has enough good features and for the price it does the job admirably. The photos are good quality although I’m sure better could be achieved but this certainly is a worthwhile digital camera.

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Product Information : Canon Digital IXUS I

Manufacturer's product description

Ultra-chic and compact, the Digital IXUS i combines superb design and innovation. Extremely light and small enough to slip into any pocket or handbag it is the camera you can take anywhere. Available in four stylish colors - Platinum Silver, Piano Black, Classic Bronze and Pearl White - it's as individual as you are. Whichever color you choose, you're sure to capture attention. More than just sophisticated style, the Digital IXUS i has an impressive 4.0 megapixel sensor, which easily captures every detail - for stunning results. Star in your own movie clips by recording up to 3 minutes of video with sound. Play them back immediately on the camera's LCD display and you can show all your friends. Then share them via email or even play them on your TV. A leader in lens technology, Canon has a history of more than sixty years in optical engineering. This expertise can be found in the extremely compact and high performance Digital IXUS i lens that gives you excellent image quality. The camera's 5.7x digital zoom enables you to get closer to your chosen shooting subject. At the heart of the Digital IXUS i is Canon's exclusive DIGIC image processor, which is designed to improve camera performance. DIGIC works at extremely high speeds and ensures you get beautiful images. Make sure your subject is accurately focused using the 5-point Artificial Intelligent Auto Focus (AiAF) system, even when your subject is off-center. Getting photo prints from the Digital IXUS i is quick and easy. The Digital IXUS i is compliant with the PictBridge industry standard so you can print directly to any PictBridge compatible printer. In addition, it supports all Canon Direct Printers and Bubble Jet Direct Printers. Each one gives excellent quality images straight away without the need for a PC.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon Digital IXUS i - digital camera, Canon Digital IXUS i - digital camera - with Furla Case, Canon Digital IXUS i Zoom - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel, 5.0 Megapixel

Lens System: Lens - 6.4 mm - f/2.8, 2.4 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 14.9 mm - f/3.2-5.4

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 10 cm, 30 cm

Digital Zoom: 5.7 x, 4 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 1.5", LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 760 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Component video, Composite video

Colour: Piano black, Platinum silver, Classic bronze, Pearl white, Black, Sahara, Cranberry, Ultra-violet, Jet black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9 cm x 1.9 cm x 4.7 cm, 9.6 cm x 2.4 cm x 4.5 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 105 g

Bundled with: Furla Case

General

MPN: 8987A003AA, 8986A003AA, 8988A003AA, 8989A003AA, 8988A004, 8989A005, 8986A005, 8987A005, 8987A004, 8986A004, 8987A018AA, 8989A004, 8986A019AA, 8988A005, 8987A006, 8989A006, 0351B007, 0353B007, 0353B006, 8988A006, 0352B006, 0354B006, 0351B006, 8986A006

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Piano black, Platinum silver, Classic bronze, Pearl white, Black, Sahara, Cranberry, Ultra-violet, Jet black

Sensor Resolution: 4.0 Megapixel, 5.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 4,200,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 4,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Digital Zoom: 5.7 x, 4 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 5, 9

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Component video, Composite video

Bundled with: Furla Case

Optical Zoom: 2.4 x

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Night mode, macro, stitch assist

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Vivid

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, fluorescent light (daylight)

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec, 1/1600 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: Lens - 6.4 mm - f/2.8, 2.4 x zoom lens - 6.3 - 14.9 mm - f/3.2-5.4

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 39mm, 38 - 90mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 10 cm, 30 cm

Macro Focus Range: 3-10cm, 10-50cm

Lens Construction: 4 groups / 4 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 2 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.6 frames per second, 1.3 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, built-in speaker, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, PictBridge support

Display

Type: 1.5" LCD display, 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 78,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser, ArcSoft Camera Suite

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap, memory card carrying case, audio / video cable

Body Material: Aluminium-magnesium alloy

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 760 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Canon NB-4L

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card

Included Memory Card: 32 MB SD, 16 MB MMC

Image Storage: Super-fine JPEG 2274 x 1704 : 14 - with 32MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 2274 x 1704 : 26 - with 32MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 2274 x 1704 : 52 - with 32MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 29 - with 32MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 52 - with 32MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 99 - with 32MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1024 x 768 : 50 - with 32MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1024 x 768 : 89 - with 32MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1024 x 768 : 157 - with 32MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 110 - with 32MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 171 - with 32MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 269 - with 32MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 85 sec - with 32MB card ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 209 sec - with 32MB card ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 180sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 180sec - max clip duration

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9 cm, 9.6 cm

Depth: 1.9 cm, 2.4 cm

Height: 4.7 cm, 4.5 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 105 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

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