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Retro Canon PowerShot, was introduced in February 2004 as the pinnacle of the company's fixed-lens prosumer camera line.

Retro Canon PowerShot, was introduced in February 2004 as the pinnacle of the company’s fixed-lens prosumer camera line. 안전한 카지노사이트

It priced $1,000 or £1,000, with an 8 Megapixel sensor, a flip-out screen, and was the first – and only – PowerShot lens to bear the red ring of Canon’s premier L-series.

It was also the last of its kind, so I’ll take it out on its almost 18th birthday to see how it holds up today!

Pro1 was the third and final model in the PowerShot Pro series, which began in 1998 with

The Pro70 and was followed three years later in 2001 by the Pro90 IS

All of which featured long zoom ranges (for the time) and a plethora of controls to satisfy enthusiasts

Who couldn’t afford the size or cost of a DSLR, especially when fitted with an equivalent big lens.

While the Pro70 and 90 IS had comparable L-shaped designs with internal zooms

The Pro1 opted for an extended lens, which allowed for a more compact body

At least when turned off for travelling. Canon, on the other hand, didn’t scrimp on the grip

Making the Pro bodies more comfortable to hold than the flat-fronted G-series.

The body’s surprising heaviness felt reassuringly substantial, albeit not too cumbersome to tote around.

The Pro1, like previous Pro models, was loaded with features including as a mode dial, joypad

Front finger dial, and hard buttons to directly modify things like drive, metering, flash, and macro settings.

By pressing the finger dial in Manual mode, you may set the shutter and aperture

With an exposure range of 15 seconds to 1/1600 at the maximum aperture of f2.4.

When the aperture is set to f3.2 or f5.6, the top shutter speed is increased to 1/2000 or 1/4000, respectively.

A built-in two-stop ND filter could be toggled on and off in the menus if you desired longer exposures or bigger apertures in bright circumstances.

Canon, like the G series, incorporated an above LCD status panel with a variety of shooting information, as well as an orange lighting.

Meanwhile, a collar control switched the camera between shooting and playback modes, with an off button in the center.

You’d either utilize the electronic viewfinder, Canon’s first on a PowerShot since the Pro90 IS, or a side-hinged

Fully-articulated 2in screen that could flip and twist to practically any angle, including forward to face you or back on itself for protection.

The three connections are hidden behind a little flap on the back of the camera: a regular USB connector

A DC-input for use with an optional AC power supply, and a 3.5mm AV output for TV slideshows.

Also worth noting is the fully functional hot shoe, which can accommodate Canon Speed lite flashes

Ring lights, or macro light attachments. 카지노사이트

The 7x optical zoom equivalent to 28-200mm was undoubtedly the Pro1’s defining feature

As it was the first – and still is the only – PowerShot to bear the red ring designating Canon’s famed L-series,

Justified here by the use of fluorite and ultra-low dispersion elements.

Previously, Canon’s greatest full-frame lenses or flagship camcorders were designated with the L-branding.

The lens of the Pro1 also used USM, but just for the motorized zoom.

Zoom was adjusted by twisting the smooth ring on the barrel, with labeling on the extending barrel indicating the current focal length.

It felt a little disconnected to me, not to mention slower to start up, when compared to rivals’ more snappy mechanical zooms, such as the Sony F828.

The maximum aperture of f2.4-3.5 was also slightly slower than the Sony, but it allowed the body to be much smaller.

The barrel lacked a filter thread, but a bayonet mount allowed for a range of accessories

Including a 58mm filter adapter and an optional 1.5x teleconverter and closeup lens.

Sony’s latest 2/3in CCD sensor with 8 Megapixels was used behind the lens, making the Pro1 Canon’s

Highest resolution PowerShot to date, as well as numerically ahead of the initial 6 Megapixel DSLRs.

The same sensor was used in a number of significant rivals with similar feature sets at the same time, including the Nikon COOLPIX 8700, Minolta DiMage A2

Olympus C8080, and Sony’s F828, albeit with a changed color filter array. Canon provides three JPEG compression settings

Five image sizes, and the ability to record in RAW. JPEGs of the highest quality were approximately 3-4 MB in size.

The Pro1 had an ISO range of 50 to 400, although like with most cameras of the time, the highest quality was only produced at the lowest number.

50 ISO looked wonderful, 100 was just about okay, but at 200 ISO there were apparent losses, and at 400

ISO the quality suffered significantly. This was unfortunately frequent at the time.

You could also record video at 640480 pixel, VGA quality at a slightly jerky frame rate of 15fps, however this was at a time when some of its high-end competitors were already

Offering smoother 30fps alternatives at the same resolution.

Clips were limited to 30 seconds, you could increase the zoom before but not during filming, and the lens lacked optical stabilisation.

The battery and memory card slot are hidden under a wide flap on the grip side. On the Pro1, Canon stuck with Compact Flash

Which supported both type-I and type-II cards, including the IBM Micro Drive.

My previous 1GB Micro Drive still works perfectly, although with slower access times and a larger capacity.

In terms of power, the Pro1 used the same BP-511 Lithium Ion pack that was widely used by Canon until 2008, and while it has since been discontinued, replacements are readily accessible.

So, with easily accessible or replaceable power and storage, the Pro1 is still fairly usable today

So without further ado, here’s a collection of images I took around Brighton nearly 18 years after I first reviewed it. 카지노 블로그

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