Canon PowerShot SD1000 Reviews

Steve’s Digicams has a new review for the Canon PowerShot SD1000 and concludes, “Canon has created yet another appealing Digital ELPH model. I was also glad to see the return of the “classic” ELPH look, with its squared off edges. With a retail price of US$299 or less, I feel the Canon Powershot SD1000 offers a good value for a durable, 7- megapixel “ultra-compact” model. The only issues I saw with this camera was that ISO levels were higher than past models. If you liked the features of this model, but want a “beefier” camera, then check out our review of the Powershot A560.”

Digital Trends has also reviewed the Canon PowerShot SD1000 and writes, “Overall, the quality of the images was quite good, in classic Canon style. … One area where the SD1000 disappointed a bit was handling digital noise. Once you hit 400, it was pretty noticeable, and above that there was no avoiding it. Although there’s a 1600 setting, it’s pretty useless. In other words, use the flash when shooting indoors. … Anyone looking for a good point-and-forget digicam should put the Canon Powershot SD1000 Digital ELPH high on the list. It’s not the fastest camera in the world, but it works quickly enough, even with the flash blazing away. Photo quality is of the classic Canon style, which I like very much. I’m sure zillions of shutterbugs will like it too.”

DCResource has a review of the Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH and writes, “The ISO 100 shot doesn’t look a whole lot different from the one at ISO 80. At ISO 200 we start to see noticeable detail loss, and it only gets worse at ISO 400. Thus, I’d try to keep the ISO at 200 or below for low light shooting. … Overall, the PowerShot SD1000’s photo quality is very good. The photos taken with the camera have accurate, saturated colours, pleasing sharpness, and minimal purple fringing. It did seem like my photos were overexposed by a 1/3 stop, and if you agree you may want to fool around with the exposure compensation on your own camera. There’s also the corner blurring that I mentioned earlier, though this won’t show up unless you’re making very large prints, or viewing the image at 100% on your computer screen.”

Digital Camera Review has a review of the Canon Powershot SD1000 and writes, “The tiny high pixel density sensors found in micro-cams generate more image noise than larger less crowded sensors (like those found in DSLRs). Built-in noise reduction (NR) blurs away the worst image noise, but (depending on how aggressively NR is applied) it can also blur away important image detail. The SD1000 has one of the most effective noise reduction programs I’ve seen in any Canon digicam to date. … The SD1000 is an excellent choice for snap-shooters, casual photographers, and first time digital camera buyers who want a camera that is small enough to be dropped in a pocket and taken along just about anywhere and used easily by just about anyone.”

Imaging Resource has a review of the Canon PowerShot SD1000 and writes, “The Canon PowerShot SD1000 is a fine little camera with a number of attributes that will please the snap shooter, and may even attract the more sophisticated photographer who wants a small take-anywhere digital camera. Video fans will appreciate the multiple movie modes, including time lapse and fast frame rate options. Regardless of experience level, most everyone will find image quality more than satisfying, although it’s important to maintain control over ISO settings to keep image noise to a minimum. That some features are buried deep within the menu system probably won’t bother snap shooters very much, since it’s unlikely they’ll use them on a regular basis. It will be frustrating to photographers who want to wring every last bit of control out of the camera.”

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