Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS / IXUS 1000 HS / IXY 50S
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Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Camera Review
30 March 2011
Pros: Truly pocket-sized, 10x optical zoom lens (36-360mm equivalent), Excellent optical image stabilization, 1920 x 1080 HD video, “HS System” image quality is excellent for a point-and-shoot camera, Fun, slow motion video mode (240 FPS at 320 x 240)
Cons: 36mm wide-angle isn’t wide enough, 8.5 frames-per-second burst mode is a 2.5-megapixel scene mode, Dedicated video button is easy to accidentally press, No exposure compensation for video, No sports scene mode, The control dial on the back is a little wonky, Yucky brown color, Battery life is short when shooting a lot of video
Summary: Starting with the lens, the IXUS 1000 HS / SD4500 IS offers a 36-360mm equivalent range. Annoyingly this lacks the 28mm or even wider coverage of rival super-zooms, not to mention their often longer total reach, but that's part of the compromise of having a slimmer body. The upside is respectable optical quality with few artefacts to worry about beyond a small amount of fringing when zoomed-out and the usual reduced contrast of a long range when zoomed-in.
Pros: Slimmer and a little lighter than most compact super-zooms., Sensible resolution means better than average low-light quality., 1080p video, slow motion at QVGA and miniature effect at 720p., Handheld Night Scene mode greatly reduces noise at high ISOs.
Cons: 10x range falls short of some rivals and lacks true wide angle., Relatively poor battery life has you recharging frequently., Best quality 4:3 mode looks small on wide display., Highly compelling rivals from the likes of Panasonic and Sony.
Summary: The 10X-optical-zoom Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS is one of five high-zoom compact cameras in Canon's point-and-shoot lineup, and its pocketable size, ease of use and fun creative effects give it a lot of mainstream appeal. It boasts great modes for high speed shooting, making it a versatile camera for fast-action shooters (just as long as they can live with lower-resolution video and stills for high speed shots).
Conclusion: A lot of people find some extra zoom power comes in handy so it is good to see this level of zoom in a small compact camera. The Canon IXUS 1000 HS is a good choice if the features are a good match for your own personal requirements. Having said that I must admit I felt the camera to be a touch expensive for what it offers compared to others on the market.
Pros: Zoom in smaller sized body - general features - style
Summary: Canon IXUS 1000HS was launched last year by the company to celebrate the 10th successful year of the existence of IXUS series in the market. A traditional IXUS series camera, the 1000 HS comes equipped with 10.0-megapixel resolution and 10x optical zoom The device is available in three colours – silver, pink and coffee – and is designed to look masculine with its chiselled metallic body.
Canon IXUS 1000 HS review: Not the best compact digital camera we've seen from Canon
Good Gear Guide.au
28 March 2011
Summary: Unfortunately the Canon IXUS 1000 HS didn't 'wow' us as much as we would have liked it to. Chromatic aberration, poor battery life and generally disappointing image results are a real shame considering the specs looked so good.
Pros: Average image quality, chromatic aberration in photos, poor battery life
Cons: Shoots high speed footage, tilt shift, 10X optical zoom