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Canon PowerShot Pro1

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The PowerShot Pro1 is the digital compact for serious photographers. It includes an 8.0 megapixel CCD, retractable 7x L-series zoom lens, hybrid AF sy...

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“The Pro Won”

published 30/12/2004

ProDoes pretty much everything a good SLR should do, ...

ConsYou can't change the lenses. Plus other little thi...

For years I was an avowed 35mm SLR fan. I still am to an extent. For that reason, I refused to buy a digital camera until I could get at least 4 megapixels’ resolution and good image quality. Finally, about two years ago, I bought a little Konica KD410Z compact digital camera. It’s a very good...

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Excellent

ProSmall and handy

ConsNone

History I have been a keen photographer for a number of years and have a full range of cameras, from the instant camera to the SLR. Until last year 2003 I was sold on the SLR and would not consider a digital as they did not offer me the same quality and control and the SLR. Then along came a...

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Excellent

ProSuperb image quality, range of features, reliabili...

ConsToo big to be truly compact. Not much else

What you get in the box: Camera, 64MB Compact Flash Card, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable, Neck Strap, Lens Hood, Wireless Controller, PC Software The Canon PowerShot Pro1 is the top of the line PowerShot model and boasts an impressive array of features certain to please the most demanding...

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Super

ProGreat still images

ConsSome technical limitations, read more

As a 35mm user with a great deal of kit for my Canon SLRs, I would have liked to buy a digital SLR, but couldn't easily afford one at the time (I had a long trip coming up, and really wanted a digital camera to take with me). Looking at the various reviews of new cameras, I was interested in the...

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Super

ProCompact - lightweight - Flip/Turn screen - Manual ...

ConsNo AF Illuminator - No Bulb setting - Cluttered bu...

As an ex professional photographer I wanted a digital camera that gave me many of the benefits I use with my everyday 35mm and Medium format gear, but without the hassle of lugging a large amount of equipment around. I looked therefore at the Nikon Coolpix 5400 and the Canon Powershot Pro 1, both...

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Excellent

“Powerful, Sleek Camera”

published 29/09/2005

Proexcellent image quality, zoom lens, and video mode

Consbulky, complicated

I adore this camera. I use it professionally for flyers, banner ads, and web site photos for my small business, and I am always pleased with the quality of print image that results. The video feature is good fun at dinner parties to catch candid action. The quality and sound are excellent when...

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“excellent 8 megapixels DC”

published 23/03/2005

Proeasy operations, large LCD, fast focus.

Conslen is too long, and has slow to focus in dark lig...

Just bought from ebuyer. I got the best price in the UK. and it is very good digital camera so far I owned. the previous one is olympus C-8080. I have to say C-8080 was an excellent camera with dog's good quality pictures. however, the menu system is awful. naives have to learn some to gain the...

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Excellent

ProFantastic photos, lots of functionality

ConsComplex

I have owned the PowerShot Pro for close to a year now. It still surprises me what great photos it takes. We shoot a great number of product photos for our website and it makes them look the items look better than real life. The flash unit is easy to use and good quality. We also use the camera...

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Excellent

“EXCEPTIONAL!”

published 13/02/2006

ProAwesome picture quality & super-macro mode

ConsRather slow focus but you can always use manual wi...

This is the second camera I bought after using Powershot S1 IS. What a big difference it was ... I mean ... BIG. In a positive way of course. The Pro 1 has to be the best prosumer camera out there. I bought this camera after a canoeing mishap that took my S1 IS into the water with me and was too...

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“canon powershot pto 1”

published 07/05/2007

ProWide range of feature;Good battery life

ConsExpensive;

From its well thought out ergonomics to its quality components, this heavyweight contender is a good, solid all rounder with a price to match. Build quality A tad small than the Fuji film S20 pro, canons flagship prosumer power shot is a serious piece of kit. Build quality is the best on test...

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published 24/08/2010

why cant i take a picture in daylight
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published 30/08/2010

This really shouldn't be a problem; can you take a picture in the dark? Or is the picture too bright/white? If so, it's probably in the wrong mode, and it's being overexposed. It would help if you can tell me what mode you're shooting in, as I have used several canon cameras before.

Product Information : Canon PowerShot Pro1

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The PowerShot Pro1 is the digital compact for serious photographers. It includes an 8.0 megapixel CCD, retractable 7x L-series zoom lens, hybrid AF system and Micro Ultrasonic Motor. The PowerShot Pro1 has an 8.0 megapixel CCD for high-resolution printing up to A2. Its Canon 7x L-Series zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 28 - 200mm, f/2.4 - f/3.5) includes fluorite and UD elements to significantly reduce chromatic aberration. The PowerShot Pro1 features a new hybrid AF system, which together with the Micro Ultrasonic Motor (USM) provides quick, quiet auto-focusing to ensure you don't miss that perfect shot. The combination of Canon's unique iSAPS technology to optimize shooting settings, high-performance DIGIC processor for fast processing, together with Image Rendering technology for accurate reproduction of colors, ensures every shot is represented faithfully. Because every shot is different, Canon has made the PowerShot Pro1 incredibly versatile. There are 12 shooting modes - from Manual to Auto (including 2 custom settings), for greater creative control. There's a choice of two color space formats - standard sRGB and Adobe RGB. With a choice of 3 compression rates and 5 resolutions, plus RAW mode for maximum image data recording, you have a total of 16 modes for increased recording flexibility. As well as total compatibility with the complete range of EX Speedlites, the PowerShot Pro1 has optional telephoto and close-up lenses for you to achieve any desired perspective. The PowerShot Pro 1 puts ergonomics to the fore - placing controls exactly where they should be. Its 2.0" vari-angle LCD is bright, easy to read and tilts to just the position you want. The tough, black body fits comfortably in your hand, while a large grip lets you hold the camera steady as you compose your shots.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon PowerShot Pro1 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital Camera

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 8.0 Megapixel, 8 Megapixel

Lens System: 7 x zoom lens - 7.2 - 50.8 mm - f/2.4-3.5

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 3.2 x

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: LCD monitor - 0.44" - colour

Display: LCD display - 2", LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2" - colour

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1390 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.8 cm x 9 cm x 7.2 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg, 545 g

Supported Flash Memory: CompactFlash, Microdrive

Red Eye Reduction: Built-in

Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode

Microphone: Microphone - built-in

Focal Length: 7.2 mm - 50.8 mm

Lens Aperture: F/2.4-3.5

Optical Zoom: 7 x

Min Focus Range: 50 cm

Flash Memory: 64 MB

General

MPN: 9140A007AA, 9140A027, 9140A008, PRO 1, 9140A009, PowerShot Pro1, 9140A010

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital camera

Sensor Resolution: 8.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 8,300,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 8,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 2/3"

Optical Zoom: 7 x

Digital Zoom: 3.2 x

Auto Focus: Hybrid

AE/AF Control: FlexiZone

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW

AV Interfaces: Composite video

Width: 11.8 cm

Depth: 9 cm

Height: 7.2 cm

Weight: 545 g

Exposure & White Balance

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

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, spot AF area, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, stitch assist, night scene

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

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

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

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec

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

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3 EV step

Lens System

Type: 7 x zoom lens - 7.2 - 50.8 mm - f/2.4-3.5, Zoom lens - 7.2 mm - 50.8 mm - f/2.4-3.5

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 28 - 200mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 3-50cm

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens Construction: 10 groups / 14 elements, 10 group(s) / 14 element(s)

Features: UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), fluorite glass, built-in 1/8 neutral density filter, aspherical lens

Auto Focus: Hybrid

Focal Length: 7.2 mm - 50.8 mm

Optical Zoom: 7 x

Min Focus Range: 50 cm

Lens Aperture: F/2.4-3.5

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

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

Features: Flash +/- compensation

Effective Flash Range: 0.5 m - 5 m

Red Eye Reduction: Built-in

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Status LCD Display Illumination: Yes

LCD Display Information: Shutter speed, aperture, red-eye reduction, self-timer mode, photo quality, photos remaining, drive mode, remote control indicator, white balance indicators, picture resolution, exposure compensation, Metering Mode, battery condition, programme, flash mode

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, display brightness control, AE/FE lock, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, focus bracketing, AF lock

Self Timer: Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: LCD monitor

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.44"

Viewfinder Resolution: 235,000 pixels

Field Coverage: 100%

Dioptric Correction Range: -5.5 to +1.5

Display

Type: 2" LCD display, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2" - colour

Resolution: 235,000 pixels

Display Features: Rotating

Display Form Factor: Rotating

Display Format: 235,000 pixels

Connections

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

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Expansion Slot(s): 1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression, Canon ImageBrowser

System Requirements for PC Connection

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

Peripheral Devices: USB port, SVGA monitor, CD-ROM Drive

System Requirements Details: Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME - Pentium - 150 MHz - 64 MB ¦ Windows XP - Pentium - 300 MHz - 128 MB ¦ MacOS 9.0 - 9.2 - PowerPC - 64 MB ¦ MacOS X - PowerPC - 128 MB

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens hood, battery charger, lens cap, neck strap, adaptor ring, USB cable, audio / video cable, IR remote control

Cables Included: 1 x A/V cable ¦ 1 x USB cable

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1390 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Canon BP-511A

Supported Battery Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1390 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash, Microdrive

Included Memory Card: 64 MB CompactFlash, 1 GB CompactFlash

Image Storage: RAW 3264 x 2448 : 6 - with 64MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 3264 x 2448 : 17 - with 64MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 3264 x 2448 : 29 - with 64MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 3264 x 2448 : 62 - with 64MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 30 - with 64MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 54 - with 64MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 2272 x 1704 : 110 - with 64MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 61 - with 64MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 109 - with 64MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 217 - with 64MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 1024 x 768 : 107 - with 64MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1024 x 768 : 189 - with 64MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1024 x 768 : 349 - with 64MB card ¦ Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 241 - with 64MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 393 - with 64MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 676 - with 64MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps - 30 sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 180sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 180sec - max clip duration ¦ AVI - 640 x 480 - 15 fps - 61 sec - with 64MB card ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 183 sec - with 64MB card ¦ AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 486 sec - with 64MB card

Supported Flash Memory: CompactFlash, Microdrive

Flash Memory: 64 MB Flash - CompactFlash Card

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 11.8 cm

Depth: 9 cm

Height: 7.2 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Power

Power Device: Battery charger - external

Microphone

Type: Microphone - built-in

Main Features

AE/AF Control: FlexiZone

Status LCD Display Illumination: Yes

Total Pixels: 8,300,000 pixels

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3 EV step

Remote Control: Camera remote control - infrared

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second

LCD Display Information: Shutter speed, aperture, red-eye reduction, self-timer mode, photo quality, photos remaining, drive mode, remote control indicator, white balance indicators, picture resolution, exposure compensation, Metering Mode, battery condition, programme, flash mode

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

Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Effective Sensor Resolution: 8,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 2/3"

Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 15 sec

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, spot AF area, centre-weighted, spot

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

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

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

Video Capture: 15 fps - 30 sec - AVI - 640 x 480 - max clip duration ¦ 15 fps - 180sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - max clip duration ¦ 15 fps - 180sec - AVI - 160 x 120 - max clip duration ¦ 15 fps - 61 sec - AVI - 640 x 480 - with 64MB card ¦ 15 fps - 183 sec - AVI - 320 x 240 - with 64MB card ¦ 15 fps - 486 sec - AVI - 160 x 120 - with 64MB card

Digital Zoom: 3.2 x

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

Colour Support: Colour

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Still Image Format: JPEG, RAW

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Digital Video Format: AVI

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