Canon IXUS 1000 HS - Test Shots – Zoom, Contrast and Colour



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”

Canon IXUS 1000 HS test photo

The wide angle end is equivalent to 36mm.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS test photo

The telephoto end of the 10x zoom is equivalent to 360mm.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS test photo

Dynamic range is a bit limited, although to be fair this is a very high contrast situation.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS test photo

Even the i-Contrast setting doesn’t help much in this situation.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS test photo

The hand-held night shot function works very well.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS test photo

Autumn colours are here again; I feel a tutorial coming on…


Score in detail

  • Value 9
  • Image Quality 9
  • Build Quality 9


Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Megapixels (Megapixel) 10 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 10x
Image Sensor 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Optical focal length 6.3 to 63mm in 35mm film terms
Shutter speed 15-1/4000 secs
Auto focus (Face detection/9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
Manual focus No
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
Viewfinder N/A
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
Video (max res/format) 1920x1080, 24fps, stereo audio
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
Manual Multi-lingual basic guide, full manual on CD

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 101.3mm
Depth (Millimeter) 58.5mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 191g (including battery and memory card)kg