Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Ixus 70) Digital Camera Review

The SD1000 replaces the old SD600, in stores since beginning late March 2007. It is a model more modern, minimalist aesthetic with cleanly rendered lines and squared – off edges, made of stainless steel. Canon SD1000 features DIGIC III processor with Face Detection AF/AE/FE and Noise Reduction Technology. Face Detection Technology also enables Red-Eye Correction in playback. Users can quickly detect and remove red-eye in captured images directly in-camera, ensuring that people shots look natural and accurate.
New features: Image Stabilisation, a Real-image zoom optical Viewfinder, and, yes, it is compatible with Windows Vista.
The image quality is brilliant: accurate colors and plenty of sharpness as canon usually does; noise remains unimportant until ISO 200, but the images are useful even at ISO 800.
According to “The PowerShot SD1000 took 0.98 second to start up and capture its first JPEG. Subsequent JPEGs took 1.48 seconds between shots with the flash turned off and 2.44 seconds with the flash enabled. Shutter lag measured 0.45 second in our high-contrast test, which mimics bright shooting conditions, and 0.9 second in our low-contrast test, which mimics dim shooting conditions.”
Canon PowerShot SD1000Canon PowerShot SD1000
• Shooting Modes: Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene, Color Accent, Color Swap
• 17 Shooting modes: Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater
• My Colors photo effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
• Movie Mode: AVI (motion JPEG), 640×480 and 320×240 at 30fps, 160×120 at 15fps, with sound
• Metering: Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Center-weighted average, Spot (Center)
• White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
• Flash Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
Technical Data:
• 2.5 inch LCD
• 7 megapixels
• 3x optical zoom + 4x digital zoom
• Focal Length: 35 – 105mm (35mm equivalent)
• Max. Aperture: F2.8 – F4.9
• Macro Range: up to 3 cm close
• Exposure Compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3 stop increments
• ISO Range: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
• Flash Range: 50cm – 3.5m (wide) 50cm – 2.0m (tele)
• Shutter Speed: 15-1/1500 sec
• Self Timer: 2 / 10 sec, custom
• Continuos shooting: approx 1.7fps until memory card becomes full
• File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
• SD/SDHC/MMC memory card
• Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NB-4L
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By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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