Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Last updated (04 May’09):
– Review by CNET

The Canon PowerShot A1000 IS (announced 26 August’08) is a 10 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm) with Image Stabilization, ISO 80-1600, Real-image zoom viewfinder, and a 2.5″ TFT screen. The camera measures 3.76 x 2.46 x 1.22 in. / 95.4 x 62.4 x 31.0mm and weighs Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera body only)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS Reviews

CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“The good: Viewfinder; simple operation; inexpensive. The bad: Limited shooting controls; mixed performance. The bottom line: The entry-level Canon PowerShot A1000 IS is low-cost without being lousy.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

ImagingResource reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“ISO performance is quite good for the Canon A1000’s size, delivering usable 8×10-inch prints even at ISO 800… The LCD is pretty big, the controls work well, and the overall feel of the Canon A1000 is excellent, making the camera an easy Dave’s Pick.”
Rating: N/A

DPInterface reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
If it’s a decent, all-rounder point-and-snap camera you’re looking for, then the affordable Canon A1000 is may just be for you… The extra $30 buys you a bigger 6X zoom lens, 10% better battery life and a larger, higher-res 3 inch LCD on the A2000
Rating: N/A

DCR reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“ISO 80/ISO 100 images are indistinguishable – both show bright colors, slightly hard edged native contrast, and very low noise levels. ISO 200 images were also very good, but with a little less pop..”
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GoodGearGuide reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“A good choice for novice photographers, the Canon PowerShot A1000 offers a mixture of high quality 10-megapixel pictures and a beginner-oriented feature set. It does, however, capture quite noisy shots, making night photography somewhat difficult”
Rating: ★★★½☆

SMH reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“Calling a camera “sensible” might sound like faint praise but this is a serious little camera with useful user control over settings. It is also extremely well-priced… If only the A1000 had fewer pixels we could love it more.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“If you are not worried whether or not your camera will slip into a pocket then the Canon Powershot A1000 IS provides good value for money. It takes a decent shot in most situations and offers a few extra features over and above more basic digital cameras.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“Performance from the A1000IS is good for an entry level model. It turns on and is able to capture its first image in just 1.9 seconds. The shutter lag is also acceptable being almost instantaneous when the camera is pre-focused and just 4/10 of a second when allowing the camera to auto-focus.”
Rating: N/A

PCMag reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“Video produced by the A1000 is fluid and clear, recording at a resolution of 640 by 480 and 30 frames per second. But if you’re big on video, the Kodak EasyShare V1073 and M1033 both record at 1,280 by 720 and 30 frames per second…”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNETAsia reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
Face detection was quick to detect profiles and snappy to follow them as they moved around the screen. The camera adjusted its focus accordingly and we got sharp portraits most of the time, with the exception of active kids that were running around.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS and writes;
“There is virtually no discernible noise at the slowest settings of ISO 80 and 100, but there is some noise creeping in at the relatively slow speed of ISO 200. More obvious noise and slight loss of detail is apparent at ISO 400, particularly in the shadow areas, and at the fastest settings of ISO 800 and especially ISO 1600, image quality has deterioated a lot.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS Samples

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Canon PowerShot A1000 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot A1000 IS Press Release

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 26 August 2008: Canon today re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of 3 stylish, extra-compact cameras. Replacing the PowerShot A580 and PowerShot A720 IS respectively, the 10MP PowerShot A1000 IS and PowerShot A2000 IS deliver outstanding PowerShot imaging in pocket-sized form, with designs around 25% smaller than those of their predecessors. In addition, an all-new type of PowerShot – the 10MP PowerShot E1, designed by women for women –brings head-turning, feminine style to the range. A new Easy Mode, featured on all three cameras, allows even complete beginners to take great photos with ease.

Ultra portable & stylish All three models offer incredibly compact dimensions, making them the most portable PowerShot models to date. This new ultra-compact approach is complemented by stylish designs in a range of colour. The smooth, tactile PowerShot A1000 IS comes in a choice of Blue, Brown or Silver, while the PowerShot E1 combines a unique, curvaceous aesthetic with White, Pink or Blue. The PowerShot A2000 IS features a powerful 6 x zoom with a simple, bold design in gunmetal and silver.

Great photos, the easy way Each camera incorporates a range of Canon technologies designed to make taking pictures effortless. A range of 17 different shooting modes includes a new Easy Mode, which sees all shooting settings chosen automatically by the camera – perfect for beginners prone to making unsuitable adjustments. Easy Mode also limits Playback options to simple image viewing and deletion functions.

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