Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS / IXUS 1000 HS / IXY 50S
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Canon IXUS 1000 HS / PowerShot SD4500 IS
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.
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.
Excerpt: Style and substance, two words that best describe the Canon IXUS 1000HS . The IXUS 1000HS is Canon’s high performance consumer camera. Perfect for those who want a great point and shoot camera. Don’t get fooled though.
Pros: 10x optical zoom, Smart Shutter, HD Video Recording
Summary: The Canon SD4500 IS is the newest of Canon’s small “ELPH” cameras, which have developed a reputation for consistent quality over the years. It is also the latest Canon compact to incorporate a back-illuminated CMOS sensor, succeeding the SD4000 IS which was released only a few months ago (and...
Pros: Excellent image quality, Very good video, High quality stereo sound
Cons: Short battery life, Ergonomic issues, Narrow wide angle
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.
Excerpt: 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… “She’s like a rainbow” is a line from a classic Stones’ tune, but if you’re...
Pros: 10x optical image stabilized lens, 3-inch widescreen LCD, very good optical image stabilizer, low noise in dim light
Cons: Body color is problematic, very short battery life, screen should be better
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.
Pros: Zoom in smaller sized body - general features - style