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5.3 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SD1000 / IXUS 70 / IXY 10

Small, yet sophisticated, the Canon PowerShot SD1000 employs the Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD1000 / IXUS 70 / IXY 10

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph Camera

SheldonChristn er, Rate it all!
28 November 2008
  • Summary: I enjoyed this camera until the lens jammed. I tried all the techniques used by other people who had the same problem to no avail. If a tiny grain of sand gets stuck around the lens or if you drop it from a height of 4 inches this camera my not survive.
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Major Flaw

Overstock
10 August 2008
  • Summary: As the owner of this camera for one year, I would not recomend buying it. Many owners are getting an error message "lens error restart camera" just google that and you can read all about it. Canon claims there's no problem. I would avoid this one. Too many better digitals out there. Probably why overstock has an excess of them.
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Value for money 2
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Features 2
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Ease of use 2
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Picture quality 2
2.0

Major Flaw

Overstock
10 August 2008
  • Summary: As the owner of this camera for one year, I would not recomend buying it. Many owners are getting an error message "lens error restart camera" just google that and you can read all about it. Canon claims there's no problem. I would avoid this one. Too many better digitals out there. Probably why overstock has an excess of them.
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Watch out - warranty not worth the paper its written on

Y. Bendavid, Amazon
8 May 2008
  • Summary: Camera was three months old when I turned it on one day and the screen no longer worked - it was mostly white with a few thin colorful lines. Sent it to Canon and they responded that the repair cost was $90 (for a $160 camera) because the there was "pressure impact" to the LCD. This camera was not dropped nor did anything fall on it (or pressure it). There were no outward signs of damage.
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Lens Error Problem

John Lessnau, Amazon
3 May 2008
  • Summary: Before considering this camera do a google search on: Canon sd1000 lens error 19,500 results Here's my story: After 3 months I got the dreaded Cannon SD1000 lens error. We took pictures of a beach and unfortunately left the picture card in the camera when sending it under warranty. This gave Canon the "sand in camera" excuse.
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Poor focus ability

Melvin Pollinger, Amazon
5 February 2008
  • Summary: Everything on this camera works well, for an ultra-low cost digital, however, the most important feature of any camera is its lens' ability to produce a sharp image; I have not been able to get a crisp image with this camera. Therefore, if all one needs is to take mediocre quality snapshots and have them printed as 4x6, then this is the camera for you. If one is even slightly serious about there imaging, get something else.
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Two Dead Cameras

Gonz "Gonz", Amazon
5 October 2007
  • Summary: Approximately 30 days after purchasing my SD 1000 from Amazon the sensor went dead. Amazon took the return and sent me a new one. Forty five days later the camera started hesitating in opening when the power was turned on. A few days later, the camera simply would not operate. Two dead cameras within two months. I've had half a dozen digital cameras, not one has broken previously, let alone twice in two months. The camera is back at Canon for repair.
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broken again!

E. Gilligan, Amazon
27 August 2007
  • Summary: Yes, it is small and handy to carry around, easy to use if you just want point and shoot but, my camera has broken for the second time in the 2 1/2 months I have owned it. The power button has failed for the second time since purchasing the camera in June 2007. I sent it off for repair, and while the people on the phone are very nice, it really doesn't get you anywhere.
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Canon fodder

Fuzz "MetaSonic", Amazon
14 August 2007
  • Summary: DO NOT buy Canon products unless the terms offer a full refund. "My" SD 1000 arrived malfunctioning. I could have returned it for another one, but I've played that hand already. After another sample of a bad batch I end up changing manufacturers while losing weeks of my life. So I promptly delivered it to the only U.S. Canon Factory Service Center, after being told they average a 9 day turn.
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Picture quality is unacceptable

Gary, Amazon
23 May 2007
  • Summary: I have been struggling to find a good camera recently. I have been unsuccessful finding one that works used (I tried ordering two, and both arrived broken), so I next tried a new camera. I thought that the Canon name would mean quality, so I tried the SD1000. The quality of the pictures, however, is unacceptable. Zoom in far on a picture you've taken an tell me what you see. I see pixelation (even before hitting the 100% zoom) and terrible noise problems.
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