Canon PowerShot SD1000 7.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black

2.5" LCD - 16:9 - 3x Optical Zoom - 4x - 3072 x 2304 Image - 640 x 480 Video - PictBridge - MPN: 1861B001
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Slim, stylish 7.1 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x Optical Zoom lens Camera body chic modern minimalism in the ELPH's classic Box & Circle design in two color 2 variations to suit your personal style, DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection Technology and Auto Red-Eye Correction for sharper images and improved functionality Vivid, high-resolution 2.5-inch Pure Color LCD with scratch-resistant Interface anti-reflection coating for easier viewing Sensitivity range expanded to ISO 1600 for sharper photos in low light Solution Six movies modes including 30 fps VGA, Time-Lapse and Fast Frame Rate Camera.
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LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Memory Card Support SD, MultiMediaCard (MMC), SDHC
Camera Type Compact Camera
Effective Megapixels 7.1 Megapixel
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH
4 Star Review  DCResource - Apr 27, 2007

As long-time readers of this site may know, I've been a fan of Canon's Digital ELPH series of cameras since their inception back in the year 2000. This latest model -- the PowerShot SD1000 -- is a stylish, easy-to-use, and responsive ultra-compact camera that takes good quality photos. While not perfect (but what is?), the SD1000 easily earns my recommendation.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - May 8, 2007

Canon's new PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH has a futuristic, yet retro look that is almost identical to the original, film-based ELPH, introduced back in May 1996. In addition to its compact size and eye-catching design, the 7-megapixel SD1000 has a standard 3x optical zoom with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 35-105mm, a 2.5-inch LCD, and an optical viewfinder. Exposure is automatic, and a new on-demand Auto ISO Shift feature bumps the light sensitivity up to a maximum of 800 with the push of a button. White balance options include auto, several presets, and custom (manual). The SD1000 utilizes Canon's DIGIC III processor and offers new face detection technology and in-camera red-eye correction. The Canon PowerShot SD1000 will instantly be usable for anyone already familiar with Canon compacts, and will only take a few minutes for everyone else to become quite comfortable. Read the Canon SD1000 review for more.

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Canon Digital IXUS 70 Review
4 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Apr 24, 2007

The new Canon Digital IXUS 70 compact digital camera (also known as the Powershot SD1000) was first announced just before the PMA show in early March. Measuring just 19.4mm deep, the new IXUS 70 is Canon's slimmest digital camera ever, and it also weighs just 125gms and fits in the palm of your hand. Headline features of the IXUS 70 include a 7 megapixel sensor, 2.5 inch LCD screen, 3x optical zoom lens and Face Detection. Based on the design of the original IXUS cameras, I find out if the Canon Digital IXUS 70 is the perfect fusion of retro styling and modern technologies.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH (Black)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 14, 2007

THE GOOD: Excellent image quality; solid build quality; speedy performance; optical viewfinder; face detection. THE BAD: No manual exposure controls. THE BOTTOM LINE: Small size, excellent image quality, and a solid, though not extensive, feature set make the SD1000 a great choice for a compact camera.

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canon powershot sd1000 digital elph (black)
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Canon Powershot Sd1000 Digital Elph (black) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.33 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #407 Compact digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 | Black
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 23, 2011

The Canon PowerShot SD1000 is a 3x zoom digital point-and-shoot camera, released in late 2007. This camera is the successor to the SD900, a similarly featured Canon camera. The SD1000 features a 7.1 megapixel sensor, a DIGIC III image processor and a 2.5-inch LCD screen for previewing photos. The ISO can go as high as 1600, and redeye is automatically reduced on the fly. A wide range of scene modes are available for stress-free photography, including Portrait, Night Snapshot and an Indoors mode. Movies can also be recorded, with a file size limit up to 4GB. According to the manufacturer, the lithium-ion battery should provide users with approximately 210 shots before a recharge is required. Both SD and SDHC memory cards are fully supported. Features 7.1 megapixel CCD 3x optical zoom 2.5” LCD screen Lithium-ion battery Scene modes Auto ISO 1600 SD/SDHC memory card support 32 MB memory card included USB ... PROS: (1) operation is very simple, can just pick it up and start using it (2) built very solidly, nothing creaks or flexes (3) has a good feel, easy to hold, good balance (4) battery lasts a long time between charges (5) design looks sleek and minimal, a cool looking camera ... CONS: (1) lacks any image stabilization, need to brace yourself well (2) low light performance is poor, images look grainy

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User Reviews
very good camera
5 Star Review   By member aregjan - Mar 30, 2008   

Strengths: size, speed, image quality, excellent video quality, retro look.

Weakness: no battery charge meter, videos only in mjpeg format.

Pros: a) I actually consider the low zoom (x3) a positive thing -- wide zoom typically means poor optics quality (chromatic and geometric aberrations). b) This camera is tiny. Our previous camera was so large that we would always leave it at home! With this one, however, you can carry it in your shirt pocket everywhere. c) Excellent videos. Unlike other cameras, this one offers 30fps and VGA quality video recording -- the quality of a standard resolution TV. This is like having a digital camcorder, except the size of a match box (ok, two match boxes). d) I *absolutely* love the LCD screen, with the feature of rotating the photos 90deg as you tilt the camera -- this makes a very efficient use of the LCD space. e) Very fast. 0.7s shutter lag. 2sec startup time. Cons: a) The "battery meter" gives you a 5minute warning before the power goes out. Combined with the proprietary battery feature this can be a serious annoyance. b) Videos only in motion-JPEG uncompressed format. This means that the 1GB SD card is full after only 10minutes of recording. I wish it could do MPEG4, which would allow at leas 1 hour for the same memory.

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A great little camera
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Compact size, and easy to use.

This is a great little camera. I love the ease of use and it's size. It can very easily be shoved in a pocket and pulled out for a quick point and shoot. We used this camera when we took our kids to Disney World and the pictures turned out great.

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Good camera
4 Star Review   By Mike on Buydig.com - Feb 23, 2008   

Strengths: Fast, compact, LCD screen, decent zoom

Weakness: No manual focus

The camera is very cool, is a nice size, and the price wasn't too bad. The only downside so far has been the lack of a manual focus, but that's not a big deal. The regular auto-focus has worked just fine. The lag time between turning the camera on and off is minimal, as is the time between pictures and switching modes (very fast). The LCD screen is very nice and seems to display all of the picture, however the "old-fashioned" view finder only displays about 80% of the actual picture being taken (not a big deal). The video mode is good and I can zoom in and out while filming, that's cool. I have not discovered all of the details yet, but I look forward to exploring more.

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DEAD OUT OF THE BOX
1 Star Review   By Paul on Buydig.com - Jan 11, 2008   

Strengths: Looks nice as a paper weight!

Weakness: DEAD upon arrival!!! Lens ERROR

I just got the camera not less than several hours ago, I charged the battery, popped it into this camera, expecting it to work, and next thing i know, its says lens error - restart camera. Well i did that several times, to no avail! I did some research online and found this problem happens to many people, usually with the camera not function ever again!!! and guess what, people have said that CANON actually charges people money to fix this problem as it is not covered under warranty due to abuse, also known as, a single scratch on the camera, and they will use this excuse.... WHAT A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE, i dont know who is at blame, CANON for releasing a sh*tty product, which doesnt suprise me, or Buydig.com for selling this sh*tty product! SAVE YOURSELF the headache, and DONT BUY THIS GARBAGE

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Awesome Digital Camera
5 Star Review   By member rusblue - Dec 31, 2007   

Strengths: Great point & shoot - small, fast, great pictures, Fits even in tight jeans pockets, and is quick to take pictures. Face recognition works really well, not flawless, but really amazing

Weakness: Some indoor pictures without the flash are a bit blurry, if you don't hold it steady.

Small and light weight, rechargable battery which lasts a long time and recharges quickly. Build quality is good, though the battery door is very flimsy feeling. The lens is average in aperture and range, but of good quality. The pictures turned out nicely, although you will have to deal with an occasional blurry corner. It's also very easy to use, with a great screen.

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sd 1000
5 Star Review   By member nkatlowitz - Dec 18, 2007   

Strengths: compact, easy to figure out thakes good pictures, not great but i am not carrying around a huge digitial slr

Weakness: flash is weak, but enough for a traveling camera

camera is a good buy for the price, easy to carry without bogging you down and the pictures are more than good enough i would not choose this as a professional camera but i am not a professional and i am not paying professional camera prices

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Awesome power in a little package
4 Star Review   By member foonie - Nov 12, 2007   

Strengths: I previously had the Canon PowerShot SD550. This camera is smaller, takes sharper, more vibrant photos, has a MUCH better battery life, and is pretty much better in all ways.

Weakness: Because there are few buttons, you often have to dive into a variety of menus to make basic adjustments. Also, the manual controls are a bit lacking.

What can I say? The PowerShot SD1000 packs a lot of pop in a sleek little package. The picture quality is great. The battery life is a great improvement over my previous PowerShot camera. Canon definitely continues to innovate. Sometimes, since the camera lacks advanced manual controls, I can't get the auto focus to lock on to what I want to take a picture of, especially in macro mode, but this is to be expected with any inexpensive point-and-shoot.

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Excellent compact camera
3 Star Review   By member xiphosurus - Oct 26, 2007   

Strengths: Extremely compact, bright and beautiful LCD. Excellent image quality. 3X optical zoom.

Weakness: Noisy at high ISOs. Proprietary battery. No image stabilizer.

This offering from Canon should attract those who value compact point and shoot cameras. Despite the SD1000 being one of the lightest and most compact camera in its class, it still gives excellent image quality. Noise levels, however, are high at ISOs of 200 and higher and pictures look real bad beyond ISO 400. The 3X zoom is useful. The canon battery lasts long but doesn't allow you to use disposable alkaline when you run out of juice. Some other features like color swap or replace are fun to play with but not really useful. Overall, this is a great party camera, but not for the serious photographer.

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canon sd1000 camera
5 Star Review   By member xp4pro - Oct 6, 2007   

Strengths: high resolution, vivid picture

There are two versions of Canon SD1000 digital camera. I believe the difference between the two is just about the appearance. This one has the black rims around the lens, the other has all silver outlook. In terms of functionality, there are no differences. Overall quality is very good.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
4 Star Review   By member Cgoaz - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Small, viewfinder window

Weakness: None for a compact

The problem with most camera's are they are to Big. Not so with the Canon SD1000. Just put it in your pocket and you are ready for that Great Photo. Ease of use is fairly simple, resolution is great for the size of the camera. I have been using the camera for a few days and happy with it so far.

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Description
Slim, stylish 7.1 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x Optical Zoom lens Camera body chic modern minimalism in the ELPH's classic Box & Circle design in two color 2 variations to suit your personal style, DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection Technology and Auto Red-Eye Correction for sharper images and improved functionality Vivid, high-resolution 2.5-inch Pure Color LCD with scratch-resistant Interface anti-reflection coating for easier viewing Sensitivity range expanded to ISO 1600 for sharper photos in low light Solution Six movies modes including 30 fps VGA, Time-Lapse and Fast Frame Rate Camera.
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Memory Card Support SD, MultiMediaCard (MMC), SDHC
Camera Type Compact Camera
Effective Megapixels 7.1 Megapixel
Summary
Product Title Canon PowerShot SD1000 7.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black
Manufacturer Canon
Lowest Price $899.99 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 3.9 | 33 Reviews
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 640 x 480
Lens Features
Optical Zoom: 3 X
Focal Length: 5.80 mm to 17.40 mm
Digital Zoom: 4x
Dimensions
Depth: 0.8 in
Weight: 4.40 oz
Height: 2.1 in
Width: 3.4 in
Reference
URL: Manufacturer Link
Warranty Information: 1 Year
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Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH
4 Star Review  DCResource - Apr 27, 2007

As long-time readers of this site may know, I've been a fan of Canon's Digital ELPH series of cameras since their inception back in the year 2000. This latest model -- the PowerShot SD1000 -- is a stylish, easy-to-use, and responsive ultra-compact camera that takes good quality photos. While not perfect (but what is?), the SD1000 easily earns my recommendation.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH
4 Star Review  Imaging Resource - May 8, 2007

Canon's new PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH has a futuristic, yet retro look that is almost identical to the original, film-based ELPH, introduced back in May 1996. In addition to its compact size and eye-catching design, the 7-megapixel SD1000 has a standard 3x optical zoom with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 35-105mm, a 2.5-inch LCD, and an optical viewfinder. Exposure is automatic, and a new on-demand Auto ISO Shift feature bumps the light sensitivity up to a maximum of 800 with the push of a button. White balance options include auto, several presets, and custom (manual). The SD1000 utilizes Canon's DIGIC III processor and offers new face detection technology and in-camera red-eye correction. The Canon PowerShot SD1000 will instantly be usable for anyone already familiar with Canon compacts, and will only take a few minutes for everyone else to become quite comfortable. Read the Canon SD1000 review for more.

Read the full review »

Canon Digital IXUS 70 Review
4 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Apr 24, 2007

The new Canon Digital IXUS 70 compact digital camera (also known as the Powershot SD1000) was first announced just before the PMA show in early March. Measuring just 19.4mm deep, the new IXUS 70 is Canon's slimmest digital camera ever, and it also weighs just 125gms and fits in the palm of your hand. Headline features of the IXUS 70 include a 7 megapixel sensor, 2.5 inch LCD screen, 3x optical zoom lens and Face Detection. Based on the design of the original IXUS cameras, I find out if the Canon Digital IXUS 70 is the perfect fusion of retro styling and modern technologies.

Read the full review »

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH (Black)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 14, 2007

THE GOOD: Excellent image quality; solid build quality; speedy performance; optical viewfinder; face detection. THE BAD: No manual exposure controls. THE BOTTOM LINE: Small size, excellent image quality, and a solid, though not extensive, feature set make the SD1000 a great choice for a compact camera.

Read the full review »

canon powershot sd1000 digital elph (black)
3 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Canon Powershot Sd1000 Digital Elph (black) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.33 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #407 Compact digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 | Black
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 23, 2011

The Canon PowerShot SD1000 is a 3x zoom digital point-and-shoot camera, released in late 2007. This camera is the successor to the SD900, a similarly featured Canon camera. The SD1000 features a 7.1 megapixel sensor, a DIGIC III image processor and a 2.5-inch LCD screen for previewing photos. The ISO can go as high as 1600, and redeye is automatically reduced on the fly. A wide range of scene modes are available for stress-free photography, including Portrait, Night Snapshot and an Indoors mode. Movies can also be recorded, with a file size limit up to 4GB. According to the manufacturer, the lithium-ion battery should provide users with approximately 210 shots before a recharge is required. Both SD and SDHC memory cards are fully supported. Features 7.1 megapixel CCD 3x optical zoom 2.5” LCD screen Lithium-ion battery Scene modes Auto ISO 1600 SD/SDHC memory card support 32 MB memory card included USB ... PROS: (1) operation is very simple, can just pick it up and start using it (2) built very solidly, nothing creaks or flexes (3) has a good feel, easy to hold, good balance (4) battery lasts a long time between charges (5) design looks sleek and minimal, a cool looking camera ... CONS: (1) lacks any image stabilization, need to brace yourself well (2) low light performance is poor, images look grainy

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User Reviews
very good camera
5 Star Review   By member aregjan - Mar 30, 2008   

Strengths: size, speed, image quality, excellent video quality, retro look.

Weakness: no battery charge meter, videos only in mjpeg format.

Pros: a) I actually consider the low zoom (x3) a positive thing -- wide zoom typically means poor optics quality (chromatic and geometric aberrations). b) This camera is tiny. Our previous camera was so large that we would always leave it at home! With this one, however, you can carry it in your shirt pocket everywhere. c) Excellent videos. Unlike other cameras, this one offers 30fps and VGA quality video recording -- the quality of a standard resolution TV. This is like having a digital camcorder, except the size of a match box (ok, two match boxes). d) I *absolutely* love the LCD screen, with the feature of rotating the photos 90deg as you tilt the camera -- this makes a very efficient use of the LCD space. e) Very fast. 0.7s shutter lag. 2sec startup time. Cons: a) The "battery meter" gives you a 5minute warning before the power goes out. Combined with the proprietary battery feature this can be a serious annoyance. b) Videos only in motion-JPEG uncompressed format. This means that the 1GB SD card is full after only 10minutes of recording. I wish it could do MPEG4, which would allow at leas 1 hour for the same memory.

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A great little camera
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Compact size, and easy to use.

This is a great little camera. I love the ease of use and it's size. It can very easily be shoved in a pocket and pulled out for a quick point and shoot. We used this camera when we took our kids to Disney World and the pictures turned out great.

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Good camera
4 Star Review   By Mike on Buydig.com - Feb 23, 2008   

Strengths: Fast, compact, LCD screen, decent zoom

Weakness: No manual focus

The camera is very cool, is a nice size, and the price wasn't too bad. The only downside so far has been the lack of a manual focus, but that's not a big deal. The regular auto-focus has worked just fine. The lag time between turning the camera on and off is minimal, as is the time between pictures and switching modes (very fast). The LCD screen is very nice and seems to display all of the picture, however the "old-fashioned" view finder only displays about 80% of the actual picture being taken (not a big deal). The video mode is good and I can zoom in and out while filming, that's cool. I have not discovered all of the details yet, but I look forward to exploring more.

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DEAD OUT OF THE BOX
1 Star Review   By Paul on Buydig.com - Jan 11, 2008   

Strengths: Looks nice as a paper weight!

Weakness: DEAD upon arrival!!! Lens ERROR

I just got the camera not less than several hours ago, I charged the battery, popped it into this camera, expecting it to work, and next thing i know, its says lens error - restart camera. Well i did that several times, to no avail! I did some research online and found this problem happens to many people, usually with the camera not function ever again!!! and guess what, people have said that CANON actually charges people money to fix this problem as it is not covered under warranty due to abuse, also known as, a single scratch on the camera, and they will use this excuse.... WHAT A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE, i dont know who is at blame, CANON for releasing a sh*tty product, which doesnt suprise me, or Buydig.com for selling this sh*tty product! SAVE YOURSELF the headache, and DONT BUY THIS GARBAGE

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Awesome Digital Camera
5 Star Review   By member rusblue - Dec 31, 2007   

Strengths: Great point & shoot - small, fast, great pictures, Fits even in tight jeans pockets, and is quick to take pictures. Face recognition works really well, not flawless, but really amazing

Weakness: Some indoor pictures without the flash are a bit blurry, if you don't hold it steady.

Small and light weight, rechargable battery which lasts a long time and recharges quickly. Build quality is good, though the battery door is very flimsy feeling. The lens is average in aperture and range, but of good quality. The pictures turned out nicely, although you will have to deal with an occasional blurry corner. It's also very easy to use, with a great screen.

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sd 1000
5 Star Review   By member nkatlowitz - Dec 18, 2007   

Strengths: compact, easy to figure out thakes good pictures, not great but i am not carrying around a huge digitial slr

Weakness: flash is weak, but enough for a traveling camera

camera is a good buy for the price, easy to carry without bogging you down and the pictures are more than good enough i would not choose this as a professional camera but i am not a professional and i am not paying professional camera prices

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Awesome power in a little package
4 Star Review   By member foonie - Nov 12, 2007   

Strengths: I previously had the Canon PowerShot SD550. This camera is smaller, takes sharper, more vibrant photos, has a MUCH better battery life, and is pretty much better in all ways.

Weakness: Because there are few buttons, you often have to dive into a variety of menus to make basic adjustments. Also, the manual controls are a bit lacking.

What can I say? The PowerShot SD1000 packs a lot of pop in a sleek little package. The picture quality is great. The battery life is a great improvement over my previous PowerShot camera. Canon definitely continues to innovate. Sometimes, since the camera lacks advanced manual controls, I can't get the auto focus to lock on to what I want to take a picture of, especially in macro mode, but this is to be expected with any inexpensive point-and-shoot.

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Excellent compact camera
3 Star Review   By member xiphosurus - Oct 26, 2007   

Strengths: Extremely compact, bright and beautiful LCD. Excellent image quality. 3X optical zoom.

Weakness: Noisy at high ISOs. Proprietary battery. No image stabilizer.

This offering from Canon should attract those who value compact point and shoot cameras. Despite the SD1000 being one of the lightest and most compact camera in its class, it still gives excellent image quality. Noise levels, however, are high at ISOs of 200 and higher and pictures look real bad beyond ISO 400. The 3X zoom is useful. The canon battery lasts long but doesn't allow you to use disposable alkaline when you run out of juice. Some other features like color swap or replace are fun to play with but not really useful. Overall, this is a great party camera, but not for the serious photographer.

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canon sd1000 camera
5 Star Review   By member xp4pro - Oct 6, 2007   

Strengths: high resolution, vivid picture

There are two versions of Canon SD1000 digital camera. I believe the difference between the two is just about the appearance. This one has the black rims around the lens, the other has all silver outlook. In terms of functionality, there are no differences. Overall quality is very good.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
4 Star Review   By member Cgoaz - Sep 18, 2007   

Strengths: Small, viewfinder window

Weakness: None for a compact

The problem with most camera's are they are to Big. Not so with the Canon SD1000. Just put it in your pocket and you are ready for that Great Photo. Ease of use is fairly simple, resolution is great for the size of the camera. I have been using the camera for a few days and happy with it so far.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
4 Star Review   By member alltoohuman - Sep 3, 2007   

Strengths: compact

Weakness: noisy in higher iso in low light

First of all, this camera is tiny! whenever I want to capture a moment, I just take it out of my pocket, slip it out of the little case (I had to buy for it...) and shoot. Shooting in sufficient lighting conditions yields very good, sometimes spectacular results, great contrast, lively colors, fine resolution and quite sharp images. The manual white balance presets work very well, as well as the custom balance option. The auto white balance works good most of the time, although sometimes makes for boring colors in the image. Using higher ISO settings (400 or 800) in darker scenes makes for very noisy images.

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PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
4 Star Review   By member mat621 - Aug 30, 2007   

Strengths: small size, quick response time, good picture and video quality

Weakness: zoom

I bought this camera for a family vacation trip. We love it. It's very compact, easy to carry around. We took lots of pictures and are satisfied with the results. It produces crisp images. Response time is very fast, only little delay between pictures. Video quality is surprisingly good, comparable to my Sony camcorder. We end up using the video feature a lot. The only complain is the zoom feature. It could be better.

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Great camera, but you better hope it doesn't break...
2 Star Review   By member flsamson3 - Aug 24, 2007   

Strengths: Clear, vivid pictures; nice, compact design

Weakness: Very fragile LCD screen; very poor Canon customer/repair service

I bought this camera and it took great pictures, at least until I took it out of the case one day (only 2 weeks after I bought it!) to discover that the LCD screen had shattered internally. I saw that other Canon camera reviews warned that the LCD was prone to breaking, but I figured the Canon brand was trustworthy enough to provide great customer support/repair if that were to happen. I was wrong. 25 days since Canon received my camera for repair and 2 customer service calls to check on the status of my camera repair: still no camera. The Canon rep I just spoke to on the phone said the camera parts should arrive within another 2 weeks (5 weeks after receipt of camera), and that cameras would be repaired in order of receipt. Then, she matter-of-factly stated that some cameras in the repair shop have been in there "for two to three months" and they still hadn't gotten to them, yet somehow her logic still compelled her to say that they would start repairing mine after the parts were received after 2 weeks. When I asked if there was anyone I could complain to, she sarcastically replied "I'm listening," before transferring me to her supervisor. Her supervisor basically reiterated the company line, saying "parts are ordered overseas from Japan," "it takes some time for them to arrive from a foreign country," and that the repair confirmation e-mail and repair policy, which stipulates 7-10 business days for repair and return, does have the following caveat: "Actual times may vary. Seasonal volume or repairs requiring special parts may add more time," which is the catch-all for circumstances like this in which, as the supervisor put it, camera servicing may take "more than 30 days to order parts and complete the repair." He provided no possible remediation at all, just served as another complaint buffer, and offered to continue referring me to further supervisors, which presumably would have just reiterated the company's repair caveat: "Actual [repair] times may vary." If you dare, buy the camera -- it was a great camera for 2 weeks until it broke -- but cross your fingers that it doesn't ever need to be repaired. Otherwise, you may experience the disappointment that compelled me to write this review.

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***Great, Easy to Use, Compact, Point-and-Shoot Camera***
5 Star Review   By member JohnAP2 - Aug 16, 2007   

Strengths: Very compact, high-quality construction, instant start-up time, beautiful images, fast speed between shots.

Weakness: None found yet

I am by no means an experienced, knowledgeable individual in the deep world of photography. I am an "average Joe" who wanted a high-quality "dummy proof" compact digital camera to take on vacations, list items on Ebay, etc. After researching for a few days I decided the Canon SD1000 seemed to give the most bang for the price. I took my SD1000 on vacation and shot hundreds of photographs over the course of a week under all different conditions. The Canon performed, in my humble opinion, exceptionally well. I've had digital cameras before, but this one takes particularly crisp, vivid, clear shots in its automatic mode. I am sure a more experienced photographer would be able to tweak its manual settings to get even better picture quality, but in my experience it worked great without having to do anything other than utilize the shutter button. In fact, I have received many compliments on the quality of the pictures from those that have seen them. I would highly recommend this Canon for those that are looking for an excellent quality compact point-and-shoot camera.

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Canon foo
1 Star Review   By member toober - Aug 3, 2007   

Strengths: Doesn't work.

Weakness: Doesn't work.

Arrived malfunctioning. T/S said it was a faulty lens assembly. Promptly delivered to Factory Service Center. They stated they "probably" stocked the part. This means NO. Only buy this "camera" from a vendor you can take it right back to and use the refund to buy a camera that works. Also I noticed it takes crummy indoor pix without flash when it doesn't shutdown.

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Good Digital Camera
3 Star Review   By member spring83 - Jul 23, 2007   

Strengths: compact, light, stylish, large LCD display and easy to use

Weakness: no Optical Picture Stabilization feature. the fastest shutter only support 1/1500

This compact and light digital camera comes with 7.1 effective MP for photo quality. This is a good value DC for beginner & experienced users. However this DC only suppport JPEG format pictures which means that you can't get RAW format picture from it. This will let down most of the advanced users who prefer RAW pictures for best quality and editing. This camera doesn't have OPS function either which can increase stabilization of the picture when you not holding the camera firmly. But overall, for daily use, this camera is still a good value. Beautiful color and clear picture. Micro Mode at 3cm which is good for me. If you are a beginner or if you don't want to spend too much on a high-end digital camera, this is a good one to start with!

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Canon SD1000
5 Star Review     

Strengths: nice camera, small, fits good in your pocket. Makes really nice pictures, all you need for daily use.

Weakness: only one form of video

I really like my canon, I owned a canon powershot A70 before and this one is all that my old one was and much more. I'm still learning about all the features, but WOU, such a nice camera.

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Great shots in perfect lighting, horrible in dim lighting
3 Star Review   By member qrx22 - Jul 11, 2007   

Strengths: Small size, excellent photos in good lighting, fun (some say gimmicky) settings, takes SD cards, compact battery charger with foldaway prongs (great for traveling), fast start-up & burst mode

Weakness: Does horrible in less than perfect lighting with no flash, sometimes requires a lot of fiddling around with manual settings to get a decent photo

I first decided to buy this camera because it was the smallest one currently in stores. I like the boxy shape, which makes it easier for me to hold than the ones with rounded corners. For me, image quality was a big let-down on this camera. Set on auto mode, the camera takes crisp photos with good color reproduction when outdoors in bright light. Most of the time, it will also take good photos with the flash on auto setting. If you like taking photos with the flash off, this is not the camera for you. With the flash off in anything less than perfect lighting, this camera will actually give you a blurry double image. Nearly every photo I took under these conditions was unusable. Although this is obviously due to camera shake, I have very steady hands and have never had this problem with other cameras. You can solve the "blurry double image" problem by messing around with the manual settings and increasing the ISO, but then the picture ends up very grainy. The camera is so sensitive to camera shake, that I will still end up with a blurry double image even if I set the camera on a table and press the shutter release, or if I set it on self-timer while holding it as steady as possible in my hand. I've attached 3 cropped photos, showing the image quality under different settings: no flash and auto ISO (200), no flash and higher ISO (800 - automatically chosen by the camera if you push the "print" button while holding the shutter release down), and the last picture is under bright light. All three pictures are hand-held, no tripod. Despite this major drawback, this camera has a lot going for it. The start-up speed and continuous "burst" mode speeds are amazingly fast, the camera is nice & compact, the crisp "pastel-like" colors are pleasing to the eye, and it has a lot of fun shooting modes like color accent (keeps one color and changes the rest of the image to B/W), color swap, vivid colors, sepia, etc. Although the color "tricks" can be done afterwards with photo editing software, it can be convenient and fun to have it built into the camera. Overall, I'm a bit torn about this camera. It has a lot of good things going for it, with one major drawback. If you like taking pictures without the flash, and don't want to mess around with a lot of settings, it's probably not the camera for you.

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Great camera
5 Star Review     

Strengths: The quality of pics is great.

Weakness: none so far

This camera is high quality through and through. Easy to use, great menu. Had it up and running just as soon as the battery was charged. Did not need the instructions. But, I will read them because of so many great options. The camera is great size for sticking in my pocket.

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Canon
5 Star Review   By member anbinh - Jul 8, 2007   

Strengths: I did buy one digital Cameras last year, I love it. But just last month i accident droped it in the stone, so now i want to buy a new one . The canon cameras have a nice color and a reasonable price.

I love canon camera. It has a nice picture color, good price, easy to use. that's why I still want to buy another one after i accident dropped my old one in the stone. And I recommned it to all my friend.

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
4 Star Review   By member ATC20 - Jul 3, 2007   

Strengths: Price. Takes good pictures. Very little lag time. Compact.

Weakness: No IS, proprietary battery.

Although this camera does not have IS, it is a nice little camera for the price. It is lightweight and compact which makes it easy to carry around and have handy when needed. I have the SD800 also and the picture quality is on par with that, but you do get some blurry pictures. On the whole though, I would say it is definitely nice for the price and the only thing lacking is the IS.

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Top-notch compact camera
5 Star Review   By member icandoit - Jul 1, 2007   

Strengths: extreme compact, large LCD screen, 7.1 megapixels

Weakness: nonne so far

This SD1000 7.1-megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom is extremely compact that can be taken almost anywhere. It fits perfectly my need of a small camera that has quick response, relatively high resolution, and is sold at a competitively low price. So far I can't think of anything negative to say about this camera. I was pleased with its excellent image quality and the useful feature set.

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Good, but not as good as SD800 IS
3 Star Review   By member mercury1231 - May 27, 2007   

Strengths: small size, stylish body, innovational design (silver and black mixed), consistently good pic quality...

Weakness: price ok, but not competitive. functions not enough. NO Image Stablization!! Only 7 MP, no any advancement over its pal SD800IS!

Overall it's a good camera. It inherited its precedents like SD800IS, having good pic quality (Canon's feature) and stylish body. Price is ok, now $249; but it's not competitive compared with other brands, even with Canon SD800 IS. So unless you have a strong desire on particular features of SD1000, otherwise I think SD800 IS is a better option, priced at $299.

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Nice camera
4 Star Review   By member ywjkid - May 27, 2007   

Strengths: Size, price

Weakness: No IS

Compact and stylish looking for a casual digital camera. Although lack of image stabilization may get some blurry pictures, the camera produces impressive picture quality with daylight. Overall, I think this is a great camera under 200.

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Pretty Cool
5 Star Review   By member heartfxr - May 24, 2007   

Strengths: Compact size, short lag time between shots, face recognition, multiple shoot modes, price, no more AA batteries

Weakness: Could have a stronger flash, more plastic parts than metal(not a problem yet)

I was upgrading from an Olympus 2.1 megapixel from 2001 so anything was sure to be an improvement. It's nice to see that digital cameras have come a long way. I am an average picture taker who has a wife and 2 kids (5 and 1), and take mostly family pictures whether it be outside or inside. This thing is light and compact. The battery life has not been a problem and there are many modes to choose from. The LCD screen is a decent size and fingerprints wipe right off. The face recognition thing may be a bit of a gimmick, but it does recognize faces. The red eye removal is ok but not perfect. Our girls have light eyes and for the most part no red eye. If you want you can use the red eye removal tool right on the camera and edit your picture. It also has a pet and kids mode for trying to take pictures of something that won't necessarily stay absolute still for a picture. I used it a few times and I guess it works ok. The lag time between pictures is fast as well. It has a movie mode and you can also take multiple shots one after the other until your memory card fills up as well. When comparing this to the new SD750, the only difference is a half inch bigger viewfinder on the SD750 for an extra $50. This viewfinder is fine though. I picked this up for $218. A steal in my opinion. I don't have a desire to move into the SLR field yet, and really don't see what else I need in a camera. I mean 7.1 megapixels is plenty. When I printed the pictures, they were beautiful. True, the flash could be stronger and some indoor shots were a tiny bit dark but brightened up with an enhancement tool on a separate photo editing tool. No big deal though. I just ordered another one actually since it works so well.

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Good buy for casual pictures
4 Star Review   By member navigatoris - May 13, 2007   

Strengths: Cheap, fast shutter, slick small design

Weakness: No image stabilizer

Camera starts fast and takes pictures immediately from starting it up. Good picture in the daylight, however in some situations it gets blurry pictures, for that reason the Image stabilizer is recommended for nightlife. All in all, good features, good price, slick design.

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SD1000
5 Star Review   By member cowfunone - May 9, 2007   

Strengths: size, everything you can find in a bigger Canon

Weakness: none compared to other SDs

received this camera in the mail. Really nice--does everything that any other SDs will do, except for IS that is probably a useful feature. photos are just as good, videos are just as good. Price is a big plus! substantially cheaper than a lot of SDs! Highly recommended.

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