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Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS / IXUS 1000 HS / IXY 50S

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Overall 7

Canon IXUS 1000 HS

19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Canon IXUS 1000 HS is another competent entry in the long-zooming compact-camera arena. There's little that lifts the 1000 above its ever-swelling pack of rivals, however.
  • Cons: Plasticky feel; no dedicated delete control; poor battery life.
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Canon PowerShot SD4500 Review

17 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Quote from the review: " Canon 's newest ELPH packs a 10x optical zoom into a compact 10-megapixel camera that also shoots full HD video . At first you'd think this is a winning combination. Let's see if those initial impressions are on the money.
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Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

16 March 2011
  • Summary: However, the Canon SD4500 IS's biggest drawback is its paltry 150-shot battery life, far short of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 (*Est. $300), which offers nearly four times the battery life for $50 less. We found professional reviews of the Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS at CNET, PC World and DigitalCameraReview.com. All three conduct in-depth testing and provide detailed write-ups along with sample photos and video analysis. Amazon.com users chime in with mixed feedback.
  • Pros: Wide range of auto-shooting modes, Great macro images, High-quality 1080p HD video, Fast continuous shooting
  • Cons: Slow startup time, Short battery life, No optical viewfinder, Lacks manual shutter and aperture settings
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Overall 8

Canon IXUS 1000 HS / PowerShot SD4500 IS

Camera Labs
1 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
Value for money 6
Features 8
Performance 8

Canon IXUS 1000HS

27 January 2011
  • Summary: Verdict: The IXUS 1000HS is a decent point-and-shoot that can produce great photographs in the hands of amateurs and skilled photographers alike.
  • Pros: 10x optical zoom, compact body, striking choice of colours, great LCD screen, easy-to-use.
  • Cons: No dedicated delete button, could do with higher resolution sensor given its price.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

16 December 2010
  • Conclusion: A 16:9 ratio 3.0 inch TFT screen with 230,000pixels and 100% coverage works flawlessly for HD videos; meanwhile black bands crop on either side of the screen while shooting in normal 4:3 ratio. The low resolution screen falls behind by a long shot compared to competitors and it makes you wonder why such a high-end camera was fitted with a rather basic screen.
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Review: Canon IXUS 1000HS

23 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Style and substance, two words that best describe the Canon IXUS 1000HS. The IXUS 1000HS is Canon’s high performance consumer camera.
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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Review

Digital Camera Review
23 November 2010
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot SD4500 is a small, solid camera that does some important things very well, but falls down in several areas. When it comes to image quality and video quality, the SD4500 is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras available, even in low light. It is also a reasonably quick camera and has a high quality lens.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Very good video, High quality stereo sound
  • Cons: Short battery life, Ergonomic issues, Narrow wide angle
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Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS review

22 November 2010
  • Summary: Lacklustre scores for overall image quality, poor battery life, a lack of manual settings, and a not-very-wide-angle lens drag down our rating for the Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS. That said, it's a decent option in the realm of pocket megazoom cameras if you're looking for high speed shooting, versatile scene modes, good macro capabilities and strong performance in broad daylight. But the price isn't right for its overall performance level.
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Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Camera Review

Photography Review
17 November 2010
  • 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
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