Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD1000 / IXUS 70 / IXY 10
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Blurry in low light or distance
10 December 2011
Summary: This camera started off ok. It takes a decent point and shoot image. There are however too many cons. Pros: Lightweight Pocket size Good general picture taking Good scenery camera Cons: Terrible in low light no matter the distance Completely useless in concerts/etc Zoom is limiting Blurry pictures with the slightest shaking If zoomed in all the way, it will never be clear Just poor quality for canon...
Summary: I'm on my 3rd Canon powershot/elph camera (which probably speaks to the durability). Liked the others but, man, is this a poor camera. The picture quality is HORRIBLE. What looks like a clear picture on the display screen repeatedly turns out blurry once I try to print photos or download to the computer. We've lost photos of many special moments by relying on this camera. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this camera.
Summary: This is a fabulous camera in the beginning, but I've had it in for repairs 4 TIMES FOR THE SAME THING....Several times it was under warranty, but the average cost to send it into the factory is $109. The lens has the tendancy to get stuck and doesn't work after awhile. It happened the first time during the first year I had it, although I use it a lot with two small kids...I expected for the money for it to last a lot longer.
Summary: I bought my Canon Power Shot SD1000 in May of 2008. By October 2009 none of the functions worked. This camera was well taken care of and always in a protective case when not in use. Of course the warranty has run out (12 months). The Canon service center in Elk Village IL wants $115.10 to fix it including tax and shipping. My old Olympus still works after 5 years and i can get a new Nicon with comparable features for less than the cost of repair.
Summary: This is my second Canon camera (my first the LCD cracked due to getting stepped on) I had many friends tell me how good Canon is but for some reason I noticed the older the camera gets the crappier the pictures get! It's pretty much impossible to get a clear crisp picture with this camera now that I've had it for over a year! Even if my 1 year old holds still for a picture 90% of the time it comes out looking fuzzy or blurred.
Cons: Camera stopped working shortly after the warranty period ran out. It was never damaged or anything, it just stopped showing any image on the lcd screen, and any pictures taken are blank. Non-warranty repair from Canon costs as much as a new camera.
Summary: Just got off the phone with Canon customer support rep. I bought this Canon camera after many years spent happily using Nikon cameras and I don't think I will ever by Canon again.The camera died (won't turn on) only after 14 months, with the warranty JUST expired! What I heard is that Canon is offering to repair the camera (average repair price is $99 + shipping) or to buy a refurbished model (choice is: SX11 @$125, SD890IS @$150 or SX10IS@200) with only 90 days repair...
After 18 months the motor failed. Common occurence apparently.
Elliot Asher, Amazon
1 June 2009
Summary: loved my previous Canon Elph, a 110 bought around 2000 - it still functions just fine (albeit with 1 meg pictures). I bought this SD1000 camera under two years ago, and the lens motor is now non functional. I've taken about 2K pictures with it. Canon wants to charge about 150 bucks to fix it now.