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Canon PowerShot Pro 1

Flagship of the line
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The Canon PowerShot Pro1 is the flagship of the PowerShot line and it for sure looks like the "leader" of a prestigious lineup of digital cameras. The camera has an extraordinary 8-megapixels of imaging power, a superb Canon L-series 7x optical zoom lens, includes Fluorite, UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) and Aspherical elements, and a host of professional-level capabilities. For example, you'll find both an electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a 2.0-inch diagonal color LCD monitor with swivel design. This allows for very flexible shooting in a variety of positions. The Pro 1 has ultrasonic focus and zoom motor, remote control and utilities for operating the camera from a computer, an external flash hot shoe, continuously adjustable AF area, a focus bracketing mode, and if the big optical zoom is not enough, there's always the possibility digital multiplication as high as 3.2x. Yet with all its advanced technology, the Pro1 retains the ease of use that PowerShot cameras are famous for.

Specifications Canon PowerShot Pro 1
Status Added 08/2006
Camera Type Compact
Size 4.63 x 2.84 x 3.56
Weight (oz.) 19.3
Effective Pixels 8.3 mp
CCD Type 2/3 inch
Max pixel size 3264 x 2448
File formats ??
Compression normal, fine, superfine
Movie recording (best) til full
Max movie pixels 640 x 480
Voice recording ??
Lens ??
Focal length 7.2-50.8mm
Zoom (optical/digital) 7X/3.2X
Aperture f/2.4 - f/8.0
Focus modes ??
Focus minimum/macro 1.0 fot, 7.2 inches
Shutter speed 1/4000 to 15 sec
Sensitivity (ISO) auto/50/100/200/400
Autofocus system 1-point AF
Metering Eval, center, spot
White-balance modes auto/6 presets/2 custom
Shooting modes P/A/S/M/custom/movie
Exposure compensation +/-2EV in 1/3 steps
Viewfinder Type EVF
LCD size 2.0" LCD (235k)
LCD type low temp. poly
LCD construction flip/rotate
Flash type built-in
Flash range up to 16.4 feet
Flash modes 4
Camera internal memory none
Storage Medium CF Card
Battery type BP511A/512 Li-Ion
CIPA Battery life (LCD/off) ?? images
List Price US$999.99
Contact www.powershot.com

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