Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
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It's worth your while to investigate products.
1 May 2010
Summary: The A1000 is not the latest model from Canon but selecting it was well worth the 30-45 minutes it took me to browse some reviews on the internet. I subscribe to Consumer Reports and its worth every penny of the cost. The A1000 received high marks from CR so I searched out other reviews from other sources. All concluded that this camera, even though it has been superseded by newer models, has some extremely attractive features.
Summary: Unfortunately not many point-and-shoot cameras have optical viewfinders anymore and that's a shame. This camera DOES have an optical viewfinder and that helps it to stand above the crowd. It also has an LED screen but such screens are nearly impossible to see in bright sunlight. Holding a camera at arm's length to compose a picture on a screen can introduce shake and cause blurry photos. Therefore, for many, using an optical viewfinder is a much better option.
Excellent camera for the occasional photo enthusiast
9 November 2009
Summary: I bought the Canon Powershot A1000 IS 10 Megapixel camera because I got a great deal on it, it's fairly easy to use, and because I can download pics to my computer or directly to my printer with ease. This is my first digital camera, and I'm very happy with the results that I have gotten so far. Because I only use it occasionally, battery life is not an issue for me, although according to the reviews I have read, it is not for the avid photographer.
Summary: I've owned this camera for 6 months and it is one in a long line of Cannon camera's I have owned. There are no consumer cameras with better lenses and color rendition than Canon. I had some issues with my Canon $350 SD950 - but it was never picture quality - it was durability. I am pleased to say that the A1000 gets high marks for both durability and picture quality.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter when she was expecting her first child. She wanted a good camera before the baby came. She liked my camera, a Canon PowerShot A750, and wanted one like it. Well the price for the 750 had gone way up. I found this one, on Amazon, and emailed her the link. She said it was just what she wanted. She is very happy with the camera. It is easy to use, has just enough settings that she can "get her feet wet" before she buys a more complicated one.
Summary: First off, I cannot express enough how awesome the quality is on this camera! :) Everytime I pick it up to use it, I can almost always expect the best quality from any camera I've ever used, even in the video feature! :) To be honest, I spent 500$ on a JVC digital video camera, and the images AND videos would turn out mostly washed out or gritty.
Summary: I am extremely satisfied with my purchase of this camera. My previous camera, which was my first digital camera, was a Polaroid i533. I had it for almost two years and the reason that I decided to purchase a new one was because the lack of viewfinder on the camera caused it to use batteries at an abominably fast rate. So I researched the best camera for indoor and low light settings, and was referred to the Canon Powershot A1000.
Summary: Excellent snap and capture camera. It has many more professional features than the older version. If this camera had a lens mount it would outdo the high end cameras. I recommend it highly. The only draw back is it is battery hungry when using the video screen to frame pictures. The price is good this was value over features.
Summary: The A1000 IS is an auto exposure only digicam providing auto, program, scene, and "Easy" shooting modes, each with a dedicated slot on the mode dial. Auto: Point-and-shoot mode with limited user input Easy: The camera makes all exposure decisions with no user input permitted except for flash on/off. Program: Auto exposure with user input (sensitivity, white balance, etc.
Summary: I bought this camera as a birthday gift for my daughter who wanted a small "point and shoot" to carry to her son's events without having to haul her big camera. She says it is truly "point and shoot" with the added bonus of making great pictures. It is so small and light weight that she just keeps it in her purse and always has it with her. I chose it because it had good reviews, is fully automatic, and has surprisingly advanced features for as inexpensive as it was.