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Camera upgrade, from Canon A80 to Canon SX1 IS

Posted on 2011-02-24. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Canon A620 vs SX1 IS

For years I’ve been the owner and huge fan of canon compact cameras, from the powershot A85, A80,  A580 to the A620 (which I consider the most versatile canon camera to date).

I stick to them for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to:

  • Great value-for-money factor :)
  • Solid sturdy compact design and handy grip
  • Zoom
  • AA-battery operated (2xAA or 4xAA)
  • Fully articulated LCD screen (with the exception of A85 and A580)
  • Standardized user interface
  • Ability to enhance the original firmware with the CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit)

Now it’s time to upgrade to the Canon Powershot SX1 IS

The software for camera management:

The software for camera management (CameraWindowDC.exe) is a huge step backwards in terms of how image management is handled. For example, lacks the function of deleting the images and movies directly off the camera (!).

This would be  particularly useful to be able to quickly delete a group of images or movies which hog most of the card memory. With SX1 I have to delete them one-by-one using the camera built-in “erase” button.

This function was available in the A620 software (see images below)  so I consider it a step backwards.

Canon SX1 camera management, not much to do here :-(

Canon A620 camera management, many advanced options are available, I can select and operate on individual images directly on the camera

To be continued… :-)

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