It’s hard to believe that the Ixus has been around for 10 years, but it has – and Canon is celebrating with the release of the Ixus 1000 HS, its new top-of-the-range model.
We’ve reviewed many Ixus models over the years, the newest as recently as June, and the oldest back in 2006, and this latest one brings a number of technological firsts to the range.
This latest slab of silver photographic luxury is the first Ixus to feature a 10x optical zoom, which Canon said makes it the slimmest super-zoom in the world. It’s also the first Ixus to be able to record Full-HD 1080p, doing so at 24 frames per second.
Its HS system in combination with the Digic 4 processing, allegedly enables the 10-megapixel sensor to capture at up to ISO 3200 with a claimed 60 per cent noise reduction at all ISO speeds over previous models. There’s even a ISO 6400 mode, but this is limited to 2.5-megapixels.
The small shell finds room for an image stabiliser, and the processor is fast enough to capture 3.7 shots per second in continuous shooting mode, and up to 8.8 shots per second if you drop to 2.5-megapixels.
There’s also a Super Slow Motion mode that can capture at 240 frames per second and you can watch it back at 30fps on the 3in PureColor II G 16:9 widescreen rear display.
The camera will be available in silver, brown or pink, and can be pre-ordered now for £349.
Link: Ixus 1000 HS YouTube Video.