Once you’ve had mm in your pocket, there’s no happiness with a 3x or 5x zoom. I really hated to see it go. As part of a belt and braces approach, the anti-shake system is also newly backed up by motion detection technology that assesses camera or subject movement. I used it for ISO. I nearly forgot to eat my lunch. Number of Recordable Images. There are three different modes.

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Creating gorgeous images is more fun than ever with the sleek, impressively equipped PowerShot SX IS, elegantly designed in three new colors. Add a little bit of powdrshot, however, and things start getting noticeably softer.

Discuss in the Canon PowerShot Talk forum. This dial is a typical feature of SLR cameras, and enables you to quickly change between the various modes, a sensible move given that there are 13 different modes to choose from.

There’s also a ring around the Canon SX’s navigator that makes it easy to scroll through and select menu options. You’ve got a wealth of options here, something not common on digicams. See details for description of any imperfections. See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions.

There was no way to keep it from popping up on the review unit when I was in Record mode. I nearly forgot to eat my lunch. This effectively means that it looks like you’re always using the flash, even if you aren’t, which will only cause unwanted attention in locations like museums and anywhere else that flash is prohibited.


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There’s a traditional dial on the top of the camera that lets you select the various shooting and scene modes. Like most digital cameras — even in this day and age — auto white balance guesses better powersnot worse depending on your lighting environment.

For pulling out a little more detail in blocked up shadow areas without pushing highlights, Canon offers all of their new DIGIC 4 PowerShots with their i-Contrast system: FaceSelf-Timer is a novel idea that makes group photos much easier, automatically taking the shot when an extra face is detected in the frame, so that you can join in rather than be stuck behind the camera. The shooting mode dial has a nice positive ppowershot with an audible click and isn’t easily disturbed when stored in a pocket or bag.

Video Quality Canon has made a big push to put p HD video in the overwhelming majority of its PowerShot lineup — a not-so-subtle nod to the important role that still cameras have come to play in capturing on-the-go video. And when I got home, I was delighted with what I’d captured. It is also the solution to shooting those soccer, basketball, volleyball, and baseball games that can be the next best thing to Halloween.


Auto focus was as quick as the above suggests, with only minor and expected reliability concerns in low light — when shooting at or near full wide angle, that is.

SX IS vs That versatility is really liberating.

Canon SX IS Review

I really hated to see it go. The SX IS is well-made overall, although there are a couple of external controls that don’t instill much confidence.

Black See price on Amazon. Comes with poweeshot bracket. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

The photographs are of the actual item for sale. The 12x zoom makes nearby objects stand out nicely.

And for those with no one podershot embarrass, that long range does marvels for isolating a subject against such a beautifully blurred background that it once caused a Zen monk to exclaim, “Bokeh! The segment limit is 29 minutes 59 seconds or 4GB. The Canon SX’s little flash was a nuisance, always popping up, but I just happened to be reading Joe McNally’s amusing The Hot Shoe Diaries about using flash for everything poewrshot, too, I’m pretty sure, but I haven’t finished the book yet.