Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
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Bought two - happy with one
8 December 2012
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: 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: If you travel to a third world country, this is your best companion. A point and shoot camera lets you take quick photos unobstrusively. It is powered by the commonest of all batteries : AA size. It records on the most universal memory card : the SD.
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.
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).