Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Ixus 70) Digital Camera Review
7 April 2008
Excerpt: The SD1000 replaces the old SD600 , in stores since beginning late March 2007. It is a model more modern, minimalist aesthetic with cleanly rendered lines and squared â€“ off edges, made of stainless steel. Canon SD1000 features DIGIC III processor with Face Detection AF/AE/FE and Noise Reduction Technology. Face Detection Technology also enables Red-Eye Correction in playback.
Conclusion: Although there's an incredible amount of competition in the ultracompact category, the Canon PowerShots are still the cameras to beat. And at the top of the mountain sits the PowerShot SD1000.
Conclusion: The really tiny Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH features some of Canon's latest bells-and-whistles added into an already good camera. That means 7 megapixels, a sharp and coated 2.5 inch LCD and a speedy processor. The SD1000's performance is above average with features that Canon is now known for: unlimited continuous shooting mode, great movie mode (now made better) and a face detection system that works.
Pros: Ultra-compact retro design; includes an optical viewfinder, Face detection AF and AE that works, Large high-resolution LCD with good visibility, clarity and coating, Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution, Very good performance, Shortcut/ISO shift button, Useful playback features: My Colors, redeye removal and sound recorder, Impressive movie mode; now with a time lapse feature, Good image quality with low noise till ISO 400
Cons: No manual controls, No optical image stabilization, Below average battery life, Edge sharpness issues at full-sized screen viewing/large prints, No live histogram, No movie focus or optical zoom, Plastic components: battery/card slot door and tripod mount (used to be metal)
Conclusion: Anyone looking for a good point-and-forget digicam should put the Canon Powershot SD1000 Digital ELPH high on the list. It’s not the fastest camera in the world, but it works quickly enough, even with the flash blazing away. Photo quality is of the classic Canon style, which I like very much. I’m sure zillions of shutterbugs will like it too.
Pros: 7.1MP; 3x optical zoom; ultra compact
Cons: Few manual controls; high digital noise at ISO 400 and above; LCD could be more responsive
Excerpt: Physical Views The SD1000 compared to a standard CD disc. The Powershot SD1000 and the Olympus FE-240 . Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD1000 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million) Lens 3x optical zoom, 5.8-17.4mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm) Digital Zoom Approx.
Conclusion: Although you pay a bit more for the Canon IXUS 70 then you do with many other pocket sized digital cameras you do get good value for money. This is a good all round camera that outperforms the majority of its rivals in most areas. It also has the added bonus of a viewfinder. Recommended.