Summary: Bought this camera because of the 10X optical zoom and great reviews for its predecessor, the SD4000. Amazing how they managed to make a worse follow up product. We own 4 Canon cameras including a DSLR, and a canon high end video camera. This thing does not deserve the name on it. Canon should recall them all just to save face.
Same Lens Error problem as other Canon pocket cameras
30 March 2011
Summary: I bought this camera in mid-February and used it frequently, mainly for wildlife shots when hiking. Photo quality at full zoom was okay and I was happy enough with the camera. Then, less than a month after I got it, the lens would not retract when I turned the camera off. This is what happened to my much-loved Canon PowerShot SD700 IS camera, and the reason I needed a new camera in February in the first place, but at least the SD700 was two years old.
Less than 2 weeks use before Lens Error made camera unuseable
Kristina A. West "KWKW727", Amazon
6 December 2010
Summary: Only had this camera 2 weeks when for no apparent reason the lens would not retract. Its now back at Canon for a warranty repair. The saddest thing was that this fatal error occured whilst in South America and I was left with a brand new but totally unuseable camera. Subsequent web searching tells me the E18 lens error issue has been an ongoing problem for Canon across all models of Ixus. clearly its still a problem with the new models.
Summary: My husband bought this camera for my birthday. Sadly, he preordered it on September 8. By the time my birthday rolled around, the deadline had passed to return it (or I would have). Battery life is horrible and the pictures are not any better than my old Canon which did not cost $399.00! I certainly hope that Canon does something about the battery--I feel it is defective in some way since it does not last anywhere near the time listed in the manual.
Summary: This camera has a large feature set and no shortage of bells and whistles. I tried it for two weeks. But I had to return it. I'm an advanced amateur; I own (and shoot!) a Canon EOS 40D SLR, Canon PowerShot S3-IS, Casio EX-F1, and Fujifilm HS10. (I've been shooting digital since 2000.) I wanted something pocketable, so I thought I'd be safe with Canon's latest in this line. I was mistaken. Here are the problems. 1.
Summary: This is my fourth Canon Ixus upgrade, and I had - until now - always been impressed by the image quality, and the capabilities of the point and shoot range. I bought this camera 3 months ago, and unfortunately the 1000HS lets down the range, and the Canon brand, in every way. The camera is slow to start and focus. Its biggest failing however is that it cannot focus at all in low light (i.e. indoors, at a restaurant, at a concert).
Summary: Of course, this being an Ixus it has some good points (HD video, lens). Overall this camera is difficult to like for the following reasons: Battery life is really (really) poor. The zoom is good but for most full length snaps you'll find yourself taking a good few steps back to get the legs of your subject in the frame (really annoying).
Summary: Hi Ich gebe allgemein bei Canon eine positive Bewertung ab, leider bei dieser Kamera Ixus 1000 HS leider nicht. Bei der Automatikeinstellung für schnappschüsse ist sie echt zu langsam und über 1/3 der Bilder sind unscharf. Die Automatik stell von Scharf auf unscharf und wechsel ständig den Focus. Rauschen in den Bildern, das kann meine mechaniche Canon mit echten Film sogar besser :-( Habe mir diese gekauft und bin echt entäuscht....
Summary: Die Canon IXUS 1000HS ist nicht gut zu handhaben, die Bedienerknöpe sind so klein, daß ich die Fingernägel einsetzen muß, um nicht mehrere Funktionen gleichzeitig zu aktivieren. Das Menue ist zu vielfältig und daher unüberschaubar. Ich hatte vorher die Canon IXUS60 und dachte, bei einer neuen Generation wird die Bedienung noch einfacher, ist aber hier nicht der Fall.