Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
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Value for money 8
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.
Excerpt: I based my ratings on the money the camera cost the the segment that it is in. It is a lovely little camera, easy to use, compact, small and with top quality build. I was surprised, pleasantly so.
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.
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.
Summary: ...it doesn't include some manual controls that were included with previous versions (the reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5). Basically it has the same features as previous A series cameras, BUT it's missing manual focus and manual aperture controls (they are automatic only).
Summary: I recently bought this Canon A1000IS, and I've been toying around with it for the past several days. I was looking for a point-and-shoot camera that I could carry around and travel with and take fairly good pictures. This is the exact camera I was looking for.
Excerpt: This was purchased with Loyalty Reward points as a fit in pocket emargency camera and it fits the bill perfectly. I do miss being able to set Aperture and/or shutter speed but hey thats not what I bougth the camera for. My normal Camera is a Canon 40D but a bit too much for some situations.
Summary: This canon camara for this price takes excellent shots and very easy to use. I just took the camara on vacation on a cruise to the caribbean and it was a pleasure to use. The pictures are very vivid and the many knobs on top of the camara are easy to use to change from auto to landscape to portrait...
Summary: This camera is a wonderful value, but it has one flaw that might make you think you got a lemon: the LCD makes almost every picture look slightly blurry. Compared to other Canon Powershots, the image preview looks washed out and ugly.
Summary: This camera suits my needs very well. Along with basic camera functions, I wanted something that worked with a macintosh. The pictures can be automatically uploaded to the computer using iPhoto and OS X. I have OS 10.3 and iPhoto 6. The software that came with the camera wanted OS 10.4 and above.