Canon PowerShot SD1000 review

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 is a 7.1 mega pixel camera. It is ultra compact and easy to carry. It utilise a CCD type sensor. It is well equipped with the latest face detection technology. The pixel density of the camera is found to be 29 MP/ cm². Maximum possible resolution in PowerShot SD1000 is 3072 x 2304. Other possible resolutions are 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200 and 640 x 480 respectively.

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Features

Canon PowerShot SD1000 supports two image ratios, 4:3 and 3:2. You can set ISO from 80 to 1600 manually. Canon has also provided auto ISO shift facility in PowerShot SD1000.

Digital zooming is possible up to 4x. Manual focussing feature is not provided in this digital camera. It only supports Auto focus. Size of the flash in the camera is small as the size of the camera is small too. It supports movie clips. Macro Focus range of the camera is 5 cm. Camera supports 4 flash modes. It includes Auto, On, Off, Slow and manual mode. It has got a 2.5 inch LCD screen. LCD display has got a resolution of 230,000 pixels.

Power and Connectivity

Canon PowerShot SD1000 utilises Lithium ion rechargeable battery for its functioning. The battery charger is also provided along with the camera. It supports video out and USB 2.0. By using the data cable you can share the images. Data cable is also provided along with the camera.

Weight and Storage

Weight of the camera is about 175 g. Its dimension is 86 x 54 x 19 mm. It supports SD/SDHC cards for external storage. A 32 MB SD card will be included along with the camera. You can buy a SD card with higher storage facility if required.

Price and Looks

Canon Powershot SD1000 costs $300. If the battery is fully charged then you can take up to 210 shots. It is stylish and has got an eye catching design.

Pros and Cons

  • Canon PowerShot SD1000 has got the latest face detection technology
  • Auto ISO shift mode included.
  • It is compact, light weight and easy to carry.
  • Operation of the 4 way controller is little difficult
  • ISO menu provided in the camera disappears quickly.