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Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 701 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the low light performance and focus, and the energy efficiency and battery get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Rob Beschizza (

Review: Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH


There's a pleasing familiarity about the SD1000: Everything from the blocky silver case to the logical control set up is virtually identical to previous versions...

Great minimalist design. Durable. Diminutive. Superb pictures. UI is incredibly easy to dive into-especially if one has any experience with previous ELPH models. Autofocus can be locked for manual use

Locking autofocus for manual use is irritating. Proprietary rechargeable battery costs to replace. Doesn’t mount as removable drive in OSX

May, 2007

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Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot SD1000


What kind of point-and-shoot camera has what it takes to stand out from the pack? Generally, it's one that exhibits both excellent quality and nimble performance. But that's not the whole story. Other features, such as a useful and beautiful design...

Fantastic picture quality. Excellent performance. No shutter lag. Sweet styling.

Should have better video capabilities, including MPEG-4 encoding. Wide-angle lens could be wider. A bit pricey.

Although there's an incredible amount of competition in the ultracompact category, the Canon PowerShots are still the cameras to beat. And at the top of the mountain sits the PowerShot SD1000.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Canon PowerShot SD1000 review


Last year marked the 10th anniversary of Canon's Elph cameras. The line started with a film camera, though the company's SD line of digital compacts still carries the Digital Elph moniker. Despite its four-digit number, Canon positions the PowerShot...

Excellent image quality; solid build quality; speedy performance; optical viewfinder; face detection.

No manual exposure controls.

Small size, excellent image quality, and a solid, though not extensive, feature set make the SD1000 a great choice for a compact camera.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicam Online (

Canon Powershot SD1000 Digital ELPH


Both the PowerShot SD750 and the SD1000 Digital ELPH cameras build on Canon's original and iconic box and circle design, while maintaining their own individual ELPH identity. The PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH offers consumers the choice of either...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot SD1000


Physical Views The SD1000 compared to a standard CD disc. The Powershot SD1000 and the Olympus FE-240 . Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD1000 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total...

Apr, 2007

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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH Digital Camera - Full Review


Canon's new PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH has a futuristic, yet retro look that is almost identical to the original, film-based ELPH, introduced back in May 1996. In addition to its compact size and eye-catching design, the 7-megapixel SD1000 has a...

Compact, light weight, "take anywhere" camera, Responsive performance with fast start-up, good shot-to-shot speed ; minimal shutter lag, Large, bright LCD usable in very bright and very low light, Effective and accurate automatic Face Detection, Better...

No manual aperture and shutter-speed controls, Navigator ring/4-way controller difficult to operate, Auto white balance renders warm images under incandescent lighting, Fine-tuning adjustments and some scene modes buried deep within the Function menu,...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH


Those are some nice improvements! Other features on the SD1000 include a 3X optical zoom lens, an AF-assist lamp, a VGA movie mode, and point-and-shoot operation. If you're looking for a larger LCD then you may be interested in the SD1000's sibling,...

Very good photo quality, low noise through ISO 400 (but see issues below) ; Ultra-compact, retro-styled body; available in two "trims ; Gorgeous 2.5" LCD display ; Has an optical viewfinder (a rarity in this class) ; Robust performance: fast startup...

Some corner softness; slight overexposure in test photos ; Redeye a big problem (though the tool in playback mode gets rid of most of it) ; Current zoom setting not shown on LCD ; More manual controls would be nice ; Battery life still a bit below...

Despite a few flaws, the PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH is a nice improvement over its predecessor, and a great choice for those looking for an ultra-compact camera. Its combination of style, photo quality, and performance make it one of the most...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Review and Prices


Canon has included some nice features in its PowerShot SD1000, especially considering that it is an ultra-compact digital camera. However, some image-quality problems in low-light conditions make it tough to recommend this model at nearly $300; it's a...

Thin camera body, good response times, face-detection technology, sharp and bright LCD

Image quality suffers in low light, no IS feature, MSRP is a little high, flash could be stronger

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Cybernium (

Canon Powershot SD1000 Review


Although the Canon Powershot SD1000 has a retro look similar to the original Digital Elph, it has much more in common with the excellent . Besides its looks, the SD1000 is everything the SD550 was and more.

Below avergae image noise up to ISO 400, Reliable exposure, Accurate focusing, Quit fast focusing, Nicely saturated colors, Good lens sharpness

Warm cast using automatic white-balance indoors, Short battery-life, Weak flash, Difficult to hold securely, Unusable ISO 1600, Slight corner blurrines

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Brad Soo (

Canon PowerShot SD1000


The Canon PowerShot SD1000, which features Canon's latest retro design, replaces last year's SD600. And what a lot of changes there have been over the past year:

Ultra-compact retro design; includes an optical viewfinder ; Face detection AF and AE that works ; Large high-resolution LCD with good visibility, clarity and coating ; Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution ; Very good performance ;...

No manual controls ; No optical image stabilization ; Below average battery life ; Edge sharpness issues at full-sized screen viewing/large prints ; No live histogram ; No movie focus or optical zoom ; Plastic components: battery/card slot door and...

The really tiny Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH features some of Canon's latest bells-and-whistles added into an already good camera. That means 7 megapixels, a sharp and coated 2.5 inch LCD and a speedy processor.

May, 2007

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