Features of Canon Powershot E1

There are many features I likes. Some are very helpful.
1) 4x optical zoom.
Most of other digital camera of this class has 3x only.
I don’t care digital zoom. It just waste pix.
2) Face select and track
Face select and track adjusts the flash to correctly illuminate your subject to provide the best balance between your subject and the overall scene, eliminating the common problems of over and underexposed faces.
3) Optical Image Stabilizer
It puts a non-stop life in sharp focus.
4) Mode selection
Auto mode is let camera take care all settings. User just focus on the subject.
Easy mode has less settings.
P Program mode
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Portrait mode will make your subject more clear and background blur.
Indoor mode Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Kids & PetsReduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won’t miss those special shots.


Night Snapshot
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Movie mode
Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps/30 fps LP) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip, or QQVGA (160 x 120 at 15 fps) for up to 3 minutes per clip.
5) Special Scene Modes
Night Scene
Foliage
Snow
Beach
Sunset
Fireworks
Aquarium
ISO 3200
These shot modes are for special purpose or special environment lights.
6) AA Battery
I do like using regular AA battery. You don’t have to wait if charging is unavailable.
Specifications
Type of Camera
Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device
Type
10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length
6.2-24.8mm f/2.7-5.6 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom
4x
Focusing Range
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W), 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (T)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder & Monitor
Viewfinder
Real image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels
Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture
f/2.7 (W) – f/5.6 (T)
Shutter Speed
15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Program AE; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Flash
Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
1.0-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1.0-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes
Auto, Easy, P, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self-Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control
N/A
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.3 fps (Large/Fine)
Image Storage
Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Compression
Normal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip, 160 x 120 (15 fps) up to 3 minutes per clip