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.
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).
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.
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.
Summary: This camera was for my wife who has had trouble in the past using digital cameras. We bought this camera because it has an optical viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen. We are most pleased that we did so, since the screen is almost impossible to see in bright sunlight.