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Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
5.2 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Traderlen, Photography Review
21 October 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this lemon

greengal "greengal", Amazon
30 September 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

lens error

Roy Boy, Amazon
9 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible battery life

Salanie, Amazon
14 March 2010
  • 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..
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Overall 4
4.0

Battery shorting

LG "LG", Amazon
15 February 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

For the price - it cannot be beat

Gordon H. Hughes "sunshine", Amazon
12 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent value, but you can tell the difference

Dan A, Amazon
16 September 2009
  • Summary: Overall, I am pleased with this purchase. It is an excellent camera for my wife who wanted something she could easily carry around in a purse or a pocket, and is easy to use. It takes good pictures.
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Overall 10
10

Gift for Daughter

B.H., Amazon
13 September 2009
  • Summary: I bought this for my daughter when she was expecting her first child. She wanted a good camera before the baby came. She liked my camera, a Canon PowerShot A750, and wanted one like it. Well the price for the 750 had gone way up. I found this one, on Amazon, and emailed her the link.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value. Covers the basics.

readsalot, Amazon
4 September 2009
  • Summary: I haven't used this camera as much as I expected to yet, but it's easy to use and takes care of all the basics. I need a good outdoor performer, so limited my search to devices with optical viewfinders for shooting in bright light situations.
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