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. The second camera is what I gave the attached rating for which I am pleased. I use this camera regularly. My only problem so far is that it indicates "replace battery".
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. Pictures are large and clear, and although it's not sldr quality, it's very nice. Better than a kodak at best buy! And I paid $45 for this!
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. (I HAD A BIT OF DIFFICULTY INITIALLY OPENING THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT, BUT ONCE I FIGURED THAT OUT, NO PROBLEMS.) IT HANGS IN A CASE FROM MY PURSE, SO I'M READY IF I NEED 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 large prints., Good back-up to a DSLR (or when you don't want to carry such a large camera).
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.) Brings flash to take pictures in low light settings. I recommended it 100%.
Summary: I got this camera a few weeks ago to replace a previous Canon digital camera (the A540) that I absolutely loved. So far I've been very happy with this one, with one glaring exception - not specifically about the camera itself, but rather the software that comes with it. I'm an amateur photographer and find that this type of point-and-shoot works well for me - especially since it has a 4x optical zoom which gives clearer, more vivid photos.
Summary: I bought this camera about 15 days back. I have used it a couple of times indoors, outdoors and indoors with low-light conditions. Used correctly, this camera does a great job of taking good quality images. I had to play with the camera for about 15-20 mins to get familiar with it so I could take the best pictures possible. My sister owned a Powershot A530 before this one and i had the same experience with that too.
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. It is not too big (like SLR models)or too small (like tiny pocket models)and allows your hand a firm, steady grip. It has an optical viewfinder when broad daylight and sunshine render the LCD screen useless.
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. I like the idea of AA batteries, being in the woods or on a roadtrip, you can pop in two spares, or buy them most anywhere. What if you left your charger at home? ...And where is the nearest outlet?
Summary: This is an excellent camera for the price, but I was a little disappointed about one thing and pleasantly surprised about another thing. I was disappointed that I couldn't manually focus as I could do with the Canon a510 that I purchased 3 1/2 years ago. This is especially helpful in low light situations. It's also nice to be able to check whether or not the auto-focus has focused properly..