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Canon PowerShot E1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and value for money. The portability and design also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the memory and storage. Comments about the flash and shutter are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot E1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot E1 Digital Camera First Impressions Review


The Canon PowerShot E1 is a 10-megapixel point-and-shoot designed for a young audience. The camera's design features a lot of curves and rounded edges, and it comes in an array of pastel colors. It's squarely aimed at the Hannah Montana market, but...

- Good beginner's camera - Surprising number of manual controls - Optical image stabilization

- Low resolution screen - Unpleasant design - Lack of aperture control - Slightly expensive for an entry-level point-and-shoot

The Canon PowerShot E1 is a decidedly mixed bag. On the positive side, it has some useful manual controls, like shutter speed and white balance, and is easy to use for people new to digital cameras. On the other hand, it's resoundingly hideous, at...

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Canon Powershot E1


The new "E" series is targeted towards teens and pre-teens with stylish colors and customizable options that compliment the quality and performance that you find in a Canon. This new camera offers users the option of 17 shooting modes including movie...

The "brain" in every new Canon digital camera from the PowerShot E-series to the EOS Pro models is the exclusive DIGIC III imaging processor. This proprietary chip is responsible for the cameras' higher performance levels including faster start up,...

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Canon PowerShot E1 Review


The Canon PowerShot E1 is the newest addition to the company's popular PowerShot line, within which it represents the starting point of an entirely new sub-range, allegedly "designed by women for women". The main point of differentiation is a...

Inside, the Canon E1 is essentially a PowerShot A580 with two million extra if largely superfluous pixels, slightly improved macro and movie modes, plus infinity focus and image stabilisation thrown in. So if you like the quirky design and colours,...


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Canon PowerShot E1


The Canon PowerShot E1 marks a completely new concept for Canon cameras, very much designed for a young, female aesthetic. The Canon E1 is marked by very curvy, rounded contours, and is available in three pastel colors, namely a blue, pearl white, and...

The Canon E1 derives its power from a pair of AA batteries (so common that you need never worry about running out of power while traveling), and can capture up to 220 shots on a fresh set of alkaline batteries with the LCD on (CIPA method)

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Canon Powershot E1 Full-Review


The first Powershot E-series compact point-and-shoot digital camera from Canon emphasizes an easy to use and intuitive interface.

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Canon PowerShot E1 Review


The Canon PowerShot E1 is a 10 megapixel compact aimed at capturing the interest of younger shooters seeking a fun, colorful, high-spec camera.

Unconventional design ; Sharp, clean images at low ISOs ; Reasonably quick performance ; One of the few compacts with an optical viewfinder

Unconventional design ; Priced more than the functionally identical A1000 ; Things get noisy above ISO 200 ; Alkaline AAs won't last long

Like other Canons using the same 10 megapixel sensor that backs the E1, the camera performs admirably at its lowest ISO settings. Even ISO 200 is relatively clean, though some pixel-level details begin to lose their edge, and solid patches can get...

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Canon PowerShot E1 Review at PhotographyBLOG


The soft curves and the fashionable colours may indeed work with kids and teens, but the whole point of a stylish camera is compromised by the poor build quality and the use of low-grade materials.

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Canon PowerShot E1 test photos


Surprising; that is how the design of Canon's latest digital compact camera can be called. It aims at the female consumer, although I can see a much broader target group than just the female half of our population, to be honest. With its availability...

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Canon PowerShot E1


Canon re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of an extra-compact digital camera. The all-new type of PowerShot - the 10 megapixel Canon PowerShot E1, designed by women for women -brings head-turning, feminine style to the range. Whether taking...

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Canon PowerShot E1


Product Specifications

The PowerShot E1 and you are going to get along just great. After all, you love color that dares to surprise. And nothing delights you more than style that makes you smile. The PowerShot E1 goes everyplace you parties, to the beach, far away and to fabulous time

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / High sensitivity / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-5.6
Max Focal Length:24.8mm
Min Focal Length:6.2mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Custom Effect / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical