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Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Powershot SD 4500 IS / IXY 50S

We have collected and analyzed 92 expert reviews and 1536 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Jun 12, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 1148596 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Powershot SD 4500 IS / IXY 50S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1175 user reviews of Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Powershot SD 4500 IS / IXY 50S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and size. The image quality and portability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the contrast. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot SD400 5MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical ZoomCanon Powershot SD400 5MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS review

 

The PowerShot SD4500 IS is Canon's second go-round with its high-sensitivity 10-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and its Digic 4 image processor. Together they make up Canon's HS System, which primarily improves low-light photo quality,...

Lots of automatic shooting options; very good burst shooting; nicely designed.

Short battery life; average shooting performance; narrow lens.

The Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS delivers a long lens in an ultracompact body, as well as nice low-light photos and full HD movies--it just doesn't do it for very long without a recharge.

Nov, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot SD400

 

Announced in February 2005, the SD400 (which goes by the names of Digital IXUS 50 in Europe and IXY DIGITAL 55 in Japan) is the latest in a long line of ultra-compact 'ELPH' or 'IXUS' cameras stretching back to early 2000 (and a lot farther back than...

Very good resolution, Incredibly slim, compact design, Beautifully built and all-metal construction, Excellent color and white balance in most situations, Manual (custom) white balance, Good exposure and generally very reliable focus (using...

Some purple fringing, Some edge softness at wide angle/max aperture, Battery life when using LCD not fantastic, No exposure information in record or playback mode, Very little manual control

In an ideal world buying an ultra compact camera would not involve any compromise at all.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Robert Ellis (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SD400

 

Good video quality ; Ability to shoot video at 60 frames per second ; Images have excellent color and low noise ; 2 shots per second continuous shooting mode ; Fun My Colors mode

Lack of manual controls ; No live histogram

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD400 review

 

Canon PowerShot SD400

Ultracompact design; long battery life; excellent burst capabilities; low shutter lag; versatile movie mode.

The SD400 has few manual controls or scene modes; image quality far from stellar.

The SD400's improved image quality makes this high-performance ultracompact one of the better choices in the current Canon Digital Elph lineup.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot Digital Elph review

 

Canon PowerShot SD300 Digital Elph Generally stellar performance figures, great battery life, and an ultracompact design will score points for the Canon PowerShot SD300 with the point-and-shoot crowd, but its lack of manual controls, limited selection...

Ultracompact; solid battery life; excellent burst capabilities; low shutter lag; versatile movie mode.

Few manual controls or scene modes; inaccurate viewfinder with no diopter adjustment.

Putting excellent performance in an ultracompact package, the SD300 should please photographers who don't want manual controls or plentiful scene modes.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS takes a great step for Canon, adding some great high-speed options to their popular digital ELPH line. Featuring a 10-Megapixel HS CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom lens and full 1080p video capture, its has the best feature...

Great image quality; 10x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilization is easy for handheld shooting; Full 1080p HD video captures excellent videos with stereo sound; Smart auto allows anyone to operate it; High Speed CMOS sensor allows for new and...

Chromatic aberrations in most images; Sound quality does not compare to Video quality; Lacks an audio input; Poor battery life ; Bottom Line ; The Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS takes a great step for Canon, adding some great high-speed options to their...

The Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS takes a great step for Canon, adding some great high-speed options to their popular digital ELPH line. Featuring a 10-Megapixel HS CMOS sensor, 10x optical zoom lens and full 1080p video capture, its has the best feature...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD400

 

Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot SD400 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 megapixels Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 5.2 megapixels) Lens 5.8 (W)--17.4 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 (W)--105...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Ben Gruber (laptopmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD400

 

This tiny five-megapixel digicam take pictures that will make you proud.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : LetsGoDigital (letsgodigital.org)

Canon Digital IXUS 50 Review

 

Canon’un büyük kozu DIGIC II işlemcisi IXUS 50 modelinin üstün performansına da büyük katkıda bulunuyor. Kameranın görüntüleri işleme hızı, video görüntü kalitesi ve özellikle video kayıt hızı etkileyici seviyede. Bu noktada benzer seride IXUS 50’nin...

Jun, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon Digital IXUS 50 review

 

Beginning of this year Canon introduced a complete new range of digital cameras, amongst them the new Canon Digital IXUS 50. This extremely compact digital camera, designed on the basis of the previously introduced Canon Digital IXUS 40, is placed in a...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):150
Battery life (max):3 / 4.3 / 4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-4L / NB-9L
Power Requirements:AC adapter kit ACK-DC70

Camera

Built-in processor:DIGIC 4 / DIGIC 4 + iSAPS / DIGIC II + ISAPS
Camera playback:Movie / Movie, Single image / Movie, Single image, Slide show / Single image
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing / Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Mosaic, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Neutral, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback zoom:10 / 2
Playback zoom (max):10 / 2
Scene modes:Beach, Candlelight, Children, Fireworks, Night landscape, Portrait, Snow / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Portrait, Snow / Children, Close-up (macro), Night, party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater / Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow / Children, Fireworks, Night, Snow / Children, Party (indoor), Portrait, Underwater
Self-timer:2 / 2, 10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2 / 2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual / Auto, Manual, Movie
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Brown / Pink / Silver / Stainless Steel

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2 / 3
Display resolution (numeric):118.000 / 118000 / 230000 / 3648
Field of view:100
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:No / Yes

Flash

Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Flash off / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Manual, Slow synchronization / Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):0.394 - 78.7 / 129.9 - 259.8 / 19.7 - 78.7 / 3.94 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 137.8 / 19.7 - 137.8 / 472.4 - 472.4
Flash working distance:0.5 - 3.5 m

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Spot Auto Focus / Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Face tracking, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:0.394 / 1.18 / 3.94
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Combined zoom:12 / 4 / 40
Digital Zoom:3.2 / 4
Filter:Y
Focal length range (f-f):0.228 - 0.685 / 0.244 - 0.732 / 0.248 - 2.48
Lens structure:14/12 / 6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/12 / 6/5
Number of aspheric elements:2
Optical Zoom:10 / 3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 400, Auto / 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 200, 400, 1600, 3200, Auto / 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 / 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 50, 100, 200, 400, AUTO
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto / Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:Eye-Fi, MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Internal memory:16

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 14.2 / 1.38 - 4.13 / 1.42 - 14.2 / Y
Additional accessories:Case, Waterproof/Weatherproof Case, Flash, Power Supply & Battery Chargers / DCC-1700, HF-DC1, ACK-DC70, HTC-100
Aperture range (F-F):3.4 - 5.6
Audio recorder:Linear PCM
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera CCD sensor:1/2.5" CCD
Camera effective resolution:10000000
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/4000 / 15 - 1/1.500 / 15 - 1/1500 / 15 – 1/1.500
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Vista SP1-2 / XP SP3\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.6 / Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.6 / Windows 7/Vista SP1-2/XP SP3\nMac OS X version 10.4 - 10.6 / Windows 7/Vista/XP / Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2 / Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2\nOS X v10.1.5 - 10.3 / Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP\nMac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3 / Windows Vista/XP/7\nMac OS X / • Windows 98SE/Me/2000 SP4/XP/XP SP1-2\n• OS X v10.1.5 - 10.3
Data compression:Fine, Norm / JPEG / JPEG, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant, AVI, WAV / Superfine, Fine, Normal
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR:No / Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.38 x 2.1 x 0.831 / 3.39 x 2.09 x 0.815 / 3.99 x 0.878 x 2.3 / 3.99 x 2.3 x 0.878
Effective sensor resolution:10000000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 14.2 / 1.38 - 4.13 / 1.42 - 14.2 / Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V out / USB 2.0, A/V output / USB 2.0, A/V output (PAL/NTSC) / USB 2.0, A/V-out
Lens focal range:f/2.8 – f/4.9
Lens system:6 / 5 / 6/5 / 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Fixed centre)
Light exposure type:Evaluative, Centre-weighted Average, Spot
Photo mode:Auto, Manual, Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater, Digital Macro), Stitch Assist, Movie
Power supply type:AC / Optional, AC ACK-DC10 / Optional, AC adapter / Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC10
Shooting capacity:150
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:No / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord)\nImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch / ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch\nArcSoft PhotoStudio / ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowse?\nPhotoStitch / • ZoomBrowser EX /ImageBrowser\n• PhotoStitch\n• TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA\n• ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Cables included:HDMI

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.3 / 1/2.5
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944 / 3648 x 2736 / 4000 x 3000
Megapixel:10 / 3.2 / 5
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2816 x 2112, 3648 x 2048, 3648 x 2736 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2816 x 2112,3648 x 2048,3648 x 2736 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2816 x 2112,3648 x 2736
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:A/V / USB 2.0 High Speed (Mini-B, PTP)\nA/V output (PAL/NTSC)
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Minimum processor:DIGIC II / DIGIC II iSAPS / DIGIC II with iSAPS technology

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:24 / 30
Video compression format:AVI / H.264 / MOV
Video formats supported:AVI / H.264 / MOV
Video Frame Rate:24 / 30
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.815 / 0.878 / 2.09 / 2.3
Height:0.815 / 0.878 / 2.09 / 2.3
Weight:4.06 / 4.59 / 6.7
Width:3.39 / 3.98 / 3.99