Power Shot SD1000 Review

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The Power Shot SD1000 is perhaps the world’s smallest and lightest digital ELPH camera. This camera flaunts an impeccable style combined with technology and delivers great images. The Powers hot SD100 leaves most of its rivals behind in the point and click camera field making it a preferred choice for a quick-shooting and ultra thin compact camera. The new white-platinum finish crafted in stainless steel is stylish and durable to the extent that this camera goes a step ahead in point and shoot category to be easily referred to as flaunt and shoot camera. Everything is small in this camera except for the image quality. From the small built-in flash unit, the new condensed battery and the recent addition of becoming the first camera in Canon stable to record all images to a Secure Digital (SD) Memory card reducing the memory size and allowing for greater portability. Given the small size, the SD100’s controls and buttons are spaced out in the platinum frame making them easy to operate even while holding the camera with one hand. The button are earmarked with text identification to assist novice users especially for under 10 years age category labeling it the ‘1 Camera for entire family’. The all-new waterproof casing for the Power Shot SD100 allows underwater shooting at a depth of more than a 100 feet. This striking feature alone lures even the professional photographers in buying it for leisure shooting when they are on a holiday. Additionally, the SD1000 incorporates the Canon’s exclusive iSAPS technology that enhances the speed and performance of the camera’s auto focus, auto exposure and auto white balance functions. Apart from this, the 9-point AiAF auto focus system allows for quick focusing with scattered subjects. It has little to do with manual controls given its auto capabilities disappointing those who like to personalize the camera settings. Going one step further, the Power Shot Sd1000 hardly leaves room for that.

Product Description 

Chic, simple. Canon looked to the very first ELPH for inspiration when designing the PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH, and came up with a quintessential iteration of the icon: slim, clean-lined and fully flat. Inside, the SD1000 Digital ELPH looks only to the future: 7.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and advanced DIGIC III ensure top-quality images, while focus is fast and sharp and red-eye is automatically corrected. The large and more colorful LCD screen now has a tough, anti-reflective coating that makes it as durable as it is beautiful. Shutter Speed – 15-1/1500 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec. Metering – Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot; Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection Shooting Modes menu – Auto, Camera M, Portrait, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets), Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie Image Files – Still Image – Exif 2.2 JPEG / Movie – AVI (Image – Motion JPEG; Audio – WAVE (Monaural) Selectable image resolutions – Still Image – 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 3,072 x 1,728 (Widescreen); Movie – 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 4GB, 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps), 640 x 480 (2 hrs. at 0.5 fps/1 fps. Playback at 15 fps) Play modes – Still Image – Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Sound Recorder, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction; Movie – Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume Video output is NTSC and PAL compatible Has USB 2.0 port for image transfer to PC or Mac Unit Dimensions WHD – 3.38 x 2.11 x 0.76 in. / 85.9 x 53.5 x 19.4mm; Weight – About 4.41 oz. / 125g

Technical Details

7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints

3x optical zoom; ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto

DIGIC III Image Processor; Face Detection AF/AE

Selectable shooting modes and special scene modes

Print/Share button makes direct printing simple