Canon IXUS 1000 HS review

  • £349.99

Is the IXUS 1000 HS with its 10x optical zoom and 1080p HD video recording a must-have anniversary edition or a party pooper?

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Colours are rich, punchy and generally well exposed in Auto mode (click to view full size)

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Edge definition is good from the quality 10x zoom lens (click to view full size)

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The smart metering system copes well with challenging light conditions, as with this misty morning scene (click to view full size)

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Take control of white balance rather than relying an Auto, and it's much more reliable (click to view full size)

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Even at full 10x zoom the lens delivers good results (click to view full size)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Manual White Balance, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)167 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.5 mm
Width101 mm
Depth22.3 mm
Focal Length6.30 mm to 63 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model1000 HS
Product NameIXUS 1000 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberIXUS1000HS
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Introducing the new IXUS 1000 HS, the first IXUS with an amazing 10x Optical Zoom allowing you to get closer to the action. The IXUS 1000 HS is a slim, compact camera also featuring FULL High Definition Movie Recording and a 10.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor.

Package Contents
  • IXUS 1000 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-9L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LBE
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC7
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year