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. Having been a happy customer and familiar with this particular camera, I made the awful mistake of buying another. This one carries the traits of all the very worst reviews you can find here about the A1000IS to the exclusion of none.
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. As weeks went on, this happened more frequently until it happened 100% of the time.
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. Within a couple of weeks, it was back to a lens error status. Not wanting her to be without a camera again we went to a local Radio Shack and got her a Nikon Coolpix.
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...Don't buy this camera.