Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
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Having been a happy customer and familiar with this particular camera
Fredrick L. Howe "Fred Howe", Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: I'm sorry to have to be so truthful about this camera since it started out much differently. My wife left this first one on the Mt. Washington train in New Hampshire and that's the last I saw of it.
Summary: I bought two. The first one had such a low price I jumped at it without reading the description that included "for parts or repair". I don't know if I could ever use it for parts and I probably wouldn't spend the extra money to have it repaired.
Summary: This camera won best of the year and was reccomended to me by a friend. I'm not a photographer, and yes, I would have liked a more expensive camera, but my budget is too small for a sldr...so this works for everyday photos. For everyday photos, it's better than any 'average' camera out there.
Summary: I BOUGHT THIS SLIGHTLY OLDER MODEL BECAUSE IT WAS ONE OF THE FEW POINT AND SHOOT CAMERAS WITH A VIEW FINDER!( OLD SCHOOL HERE!) I AM A BIT DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE THE VIEW FINDER IS TINY AND DIM. STILL, THE CAMERA SEEMS TO WORK OTHERWISE REASONABLY WELL, AND I PAID VERY LITTLE FOR IT.
Summary: Very good results from an inexpensive, easy-to-use camera. Fairly versatile, but no manual controls. "Scene" modes adequately handle most situations. Build quality just so-so.
Pros: Picture quality., Ease-of-use., Optical Viewfinder great in bright sun (few cameras have them any more)., Uses inexpensive AA batteries (Rechargeable recommended, but OK with alkalines in a pinch)., 4X zoom gives a little extra "reach"., 10MP sensor allows some pretty severe cropping, or very lar...
Cons: Plastic construction feels pretty cheap., Battery/SD card door latch broke-- currently being held tight by a shoe-lace (that's all I had when it broke... it works!!. Not worth getting repaired)., No way to attach filters, Lens does not cover wide angle.
Summary: I strongly discourage you from purchasing a Canon A1000IS. I had my camera for about 3 months when periodically it would display "lens error" and would not work at all. The lens would lock in the extended position and camera could not be "shut down" or put back into the case.
Summary: I purchased this camera for my daughter. She loved the quality of pictures she got from it. However, in three weeks time she got the dreaded "lens error" message and the lens wouldn't completely retract. We sent it in for warranty service. After a week's wait was was back as good as new.
Summary: The A1000 is not the latest model from Canon but selecting it was well worth the 30-45 minutes it took me to browse some reviews on the internet. I subscribe to Consumer Reports and its worth every penny of the cost.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A1000 IS includes, 10.0 Megapixels, 4x Optical Zoom, and a 2.5" LCD Screen. A very productive and unique camera. I own one and it didnt give me any problems so far. I take it everywhere (Orchestra concerts, small gatherings, parties, weddings, birthdays, etc.
Summary: I was given this camera last Mother's Day and loved it for about 6 months. The camera now says change batteries even when I have just put new batteries in it. Last night I had a "Girl's Night Out" party and I went through 8 batteries and only was able to take 10 pictures. That is beyond bad..