High-end super zoom now supports Raw shooting

Canon has announced a forthcoming firmware update for its high-end superzoom SX1 IS that allows users to now capture Raw files as well as JPEGs.

The model had previously been capable of solely JPEG capture, but now the SX1 IS has joined the growing group of superzoom Raw shooters.

What’s more, owners of the PowerShot SX1 IS are also able to download a free copy of Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software, a high-speed Raw editor specialising in Canon cameras.

The firmware update will be available to download from mid-March, and owners should check the dedicated Canon site for updates.