Canon IXUS 1000 HS specs

By Cliff Smith

Reviewed:

Key Features

  • 10x optical zoom
  • 10 megapixels
  • Full HD video
  • All-metal body
  • Manufacturer: Canon
  • Review Price: £243.83
specs
Quick Glance
Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Optical Zoom 10
Megapixels 10
Physical Specifications
Dimensions Width 101.3
Depth 58.5
Weight (body only) 191g (including battery and memory card)
Features
Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Optical Zoom 10
Megapixels 10
Image Sensor 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Optical focal length 6.3 to 63mm in 35mm film terms
Viewfinder N/A
Shutter speed 15-1/4000 secs
Auto focus (Face detection/9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
Manual focus No
Video (max res/format) 1920x1080, 24fps, stereo audio
Max output resolution 2648x2736
Other resolutions 2816x2112, 1600x1200, 640x480, 3648x2048, Resize in playback (M2, S, 320X240)
Focus range 1cm to infinity
Exposure control Program auto, 17 scene modes and filter effects
Exposure metering Evaluative (Face detection), Centre-Weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Image Stabilisation Optical, 4 stop
ISO settings Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
LCD Monitor 3-inch
Flash range 30cm to 3.5m (W)/ 1cm to 2m (T)
Flash modes Auto, Manual flash on/off, Slow Synchro
White balance modes Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Drive modes Single, continuous, self-timer, wink self-timer
Image formats JPEG
Picture adjustments Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Colour Tone
Movie length 4GB, 10 minutes
Self timer 10/2 secs, custom up to 3 shots
Memory card slot SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus
Supplied memory N/A
Batteries supplied 870mAh Lithium ion rechargable
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output HDMI Mini Connector, PAL, NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection High-speed USB
HDMI HDMI
Manual Multi-lingual basic guide, full manual on CD

tean

November 2, 2010, 2:00 am

The images look very good to excellent.

Brian ONeill

November 2, 2010, 3:18 am

This does look nice, but i think the best deal at the moment is on the canon powershot 210 IS. I bought one today on amazon for £199 with a £30 mail in rebate. So the price works out at only £170, half the price it was 6 months ago. If you are shopping for a new camera make your mind up quick as the £30 mail in offer expires this wednesday.

coderkind

November 2, 2010, 3:21 am

The focal length might be a problem for some; it's not exactly "wide" at its widest setting.

iain coghill

November 2, 2010, 12:01 pm

I would rather trade the 10x zoom for a somewhat shorter range starting at ~28mm equivalent. Just how useful is such a long focal length on a compact going to be?

Charles

November 2, 2010, 1:08 pm

TR seem to have understated the battery life issues with the 1000 HS. At very minimum you're probably going to need to factor in the price of a second battery for this camera. And for any extended use to remote locations this might not even be enough.

Mike 39

November 2, 2010, 4:35 pm

I agree with Charles ( 2/11/10), the battery life does seem limited, also with Iain Coghill( 2/11/10), I think Canon could have made more practical use of the lense, by offering less zoom ability and more wide angle facility.Otherwise this would seem a pretty good model. I especially like the FPS speed, about time they improved on this( only enabled with a CMOS sensor I think). This model is the closet I've come to considering purchasing another Ixus since their 4mp model years ago! Canon, if you read these comments, ( as I would hope any self respecting manufacturer would) please take them on board and action them in your next Ixus model and maybe you'll progress on to a nigh on perfect score for your next Ixus?!! I'll probably consider a purchase then, I might even go into a shop and try this model out to see if I like it.Nice to see Canon not going down the usual more MP route to try and hook in customers, at least this tech shows their thinking more laterally!

zubs

November 2, 2010, 4:38 pm

This camera is a big dissapointment. Great features like 1080p and slow mo recording. But No wide angle F2 lens, battery life is poor and no manual controls. If you want a canon Ixus, then buy the Ixus 300HS, less zoom but better battery life and similar features. Decided to buy the Lumix TZ10, great cam and with £30 cashback even better..

JUAN SEBASTIAN

December 23, 2010, 2:40 am

Compared to Canon Ixus 300 HS,which camera is the best option?


Thanks.


Juan

dave 2

January 1, 2011, 4:14 pm

I had the Xanon Ixus HS300 and it is the speed in which this camera works that made me love it so much, But I did find the Zoom wanting. I went in search of a better Zoom and thought the Powershot 210is was the ticket, too slow for me. I purchased the Ixus 1000HS and yes it is not Wide ngle but the Zoom is fantastic and it takes excellent photo. Replacement batteries are cheap enough and well it Canon's flagship compact. I think they are near spot on with it.

Simon Hall

April 29, 2011, 7:36 pm

Whichever way you look at it, the dynamic range appears to be terrible. It was this reason why I didn't buy this camera.

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