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Canon SX1 IS firmware update ver. 2 adds RAW format

With the introduction of the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS in the US, Canon offered the option to shoot your images in RAW format too.

As promised then, Canon today releases the firmware update for the owners of the SX1 IS without the RAW option.

Firmware update version 2 (or officially 2.0.0.0 which sounds even more impressive with the three zeros) incorporates this RAW image recording function...
Check-out the Canon PowerShot SX1 specifications & reviewsGo to the Canon PowerShot SX1 IS firmware download page


The original Canon press release

Owners of the PowerShot SX1 IS will be able to download a firmware update which gives them the option of shooting images in high-detail, unprocessed RAW format. This is ideal for photographers seeking control over key image parameters after they shoot – rather than before.

Plus, for powerful, intuitive post-production, users of the PowerShot SX1 IS can also download a free copy of Canon's Digital Photo Professional software. This high-speed RAW editor lets users adjust key settings, such as white balance, exposure compensation and sharpness before conversion to JPEG.

The firmware will be available for download from mid-March. PowerShot SX1 IS owners should check http://web.canon.jp/imaging/BeBit-e.html for information and availability. Digital Photo Professional will be also available to download from the BeBit website.

Additional information: Check-out the Canon PowerShot SX1 specifications & reviews
March 20, 2009
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