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I purchased the Canon PowerShot A1000 camera in 2009 as I was due to fly abroad for a holiday and wanted a camera to take those all- important holiday snaps!
The camera has a 10x optical zoom which I find brilliant for distance shots; the photographs come crystal clear, and the face recognition feature works when you have maximised the zoom. Even if you cannot make out a face, the camera does for you.
The image stabilizer does exactly what it says it does; even if you have a shaky hand (after a few too many pints!) the camera still manages to take clear pictures.
The camera has lots of added on extra features, such as; 'portrait;' 'landscape;' and 'indoor' which actually come in quite handy depending on what you are taking photographs of. There is a 'kids and pets' feature which I often use as I have a five year old and a baby, plus two dogs. This feature is excellent for action shots, particularly as the photographs don't appear blurred.
There is also a video camera which displays a timer and the zoom also works well with this.
In my opinion, there are very few negatives. The camera is a little bulky and weighty, however this adds to the effect that it is quite sturdy. Also, the batteries seem to run out very quickly, so I would suggest buying rechargeable batteries. the internal memory is only adequate for approximately five photographs, so make sure you buy a memory card!
All in all, I would highly recommend this PowerShot A1000 to friends, family and any other prospective buyers. If you are looking for a reasonably priced, easy to use camera with extra features, this is the camera for you!
The sleek design of the PowerShot A1000 IS is as refreshing as a breath of fresh air. Better still, its high-end features make everything simple: there's the 10.0-megapixel resolution and powerful 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilizer for sharpness along the full zoom range. A DIGIC III Image Processor with Canon face detection automatically lets every face stand out. Easy mode and easy playback make this camera a marvel of simplicity.
|Product Description:||Canon PowerShot A1000 IS - digital camera|
|Product Type:||Digital camera - compact|
|Memory Card Slot:||SD card|
|Sensor Resolution:||10.0 Megapixel|
|Lens System:||4 x zoom lens - 6.2 - 24.8 mm - f/2.7-5.6|
|Focus Adjustment:||Automatic, manual|
|Min Focus Distance:||50 cm|
|Digital Zoom:||4 x|
|Camera Flash:||Built-in flash|
|Viewfinder:||Optical - real-image zoom|
|Display:||LCD display - 2.5"|
|Supported Battery:||2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )
|AV Interfaces:||Composite video/audio|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||9.5 cm x 3.1 cm x 6.2 cm|