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: 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: 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..
Summary: Six months after purchase, the battery began shorting- meaning new batteries would last less than one hour in the camera. I sent it in for repairs and it worked fine for about a month or so. It began shorting again, so I returned it a second time.
Summary: Unfortunately not many point-and-shoot cameras have optical viewfinders anymore and that's a shame. This camera DOES have an optical viewfinder and that helps it to stand above the crowd. It also has an LED screen but such screens are nearly impossible to see in bright sunlight.
Summary: Thumbwheel w/icons on top are easier for my big fingers, instead of "thumbnailing" small buttons to scroll the LCD menu. Note the optiical stabilization (preferred over digital) and the 4x over usual 3x.
Excerpt: Canon Powershot A1000 is ultimately that cool digital camera which I always wanted. And I got that all the features in Canon powershot A1000 that I always needed. Canon powershot A1000 is basically 10 MP camera with 4* optical zoom capability. It is also built with 2.5 inch screen …
Summary: I've owned this camera for 6 months and it is one in a long line of Cannon camera's I have owned. There are no consumer cameras with better lenses and color rendition than Canon. I had some issues with my Canon $350 SD950 - but it was never picture quality - it was durability.