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Canon Sure Shot A1

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You don't see many true underwater/weatherproof compacts these days, but Canon have the A1, which is very useful for anyone wanting a camera for taking snorkelling, skiing, snowboarding etc. The viewfinder is large enough to use with a mask or goggles, and the mode switch can be operated with gloved hands. The lens can easily be switched from Auto focus on land, to fixed focus underwater, and the outer casing is pretty sturdy to take knocks. Some may find the wide-angle only lens limiting.
Availability
Discontinued Yes Edit
Year announced No Data Edit
Lens
Focal Length 32mm Edit
Max Aperture f/3.5 Edit
Optical Zoom No Data Edit
Close Focus 45mm Edit
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
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Infinity Mode No Data Edit
Construction
Waterproof No Data Edit
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 2sec Edit
Shutter speeds longest 1sec Edit
Bulb mode No Data Edit
Self Timer No Data Edit
Exp modes
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    AE lock No Data Edit
    Metering
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      ISO sensitivity 25 - 3200 Edit
      Exposure Comp No Data Edit
      Auto Exposure Bracketing No Data Edit
      Viewfinder
      Viewfinder field of view No Data Edit
      Depth of field preview No Data Edit
      Shooting Options
      Continuous shooting No Data Edit
      Multiple exposure No Data Edit
      Trigger Release No Data Edit
      Flash
      Flash Guide Number (ISO100/m) No Data Edit
      Flash sync speed No Data Edit
      Flash modes
      • Auto
      • On
      • Off
      • Red eye reduction
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      Flash sync socket
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        Flash compensation No Data Edit
        Hot Shoe No Data Edit
        Flash Range 3.4m Edit
        Power Source
        Battery Type No Data Edit
        Dimensions
        Weight 300g Edit
        Width No Data Edit
        Height No Data Edit
        Depth No Data Edit

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