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Canon PowerShot SD1000 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)

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  • 7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • DIGIC III Image Processor; Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction
  • Vivid, high-resolution 2.5-inch PureColor LCD
  • 17 Shooting modes, including 8 Special Scene modes
  • ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings
  • ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings
  • 17 Shooting modes, including 8 Special Scene modes
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Technical Details

Color: Silver
  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: SD1000
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 7.1 MP
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
  • Lens Type: zoom
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 0.8 x 2.1 inches ; 4.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000NK8EWI
  • Item model number: SD1000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (911 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,202 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 16, 2007

Product Description

Color: Silver

From the Manufacturer

Canon looked to the very first Elph for inspiration when designing the PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph, and came up with a quintessential iteration of the icon: slim, clean-lined and fully flat. Inside, the SD1000 Digital Elph looks only to the future: 7.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and advanced DIGIC III ensure top-quality images, while focus is fast and sharp and red-eye is automatically corrected. The large and more colorful LCD screen now has a tough, anti-reflective coating that makes it as durable as it is beautiful.

PowerShot SD1000 Highlights

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Features and Highlights
1x zoom/3x zoom
Slim, stylish 7.1-megapixel digital Elph with 3x optical zoom Great design is just part of the PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph story. Inside is all the power you need to capture the moments of your life - beautifully.

The 7.1-megapixel CCD records a wealth of detail - enough to let you enlarge and crop at will. Images are rich and sharp with lifelike depth. The camera's Genuine Canon 3x optical zoom not only gets you in close, but performs with all the clarity and brilliance you'd expect from the world's leader in advanced optics technology.

DIGIC III image processor with improved Face Detection and Red-eye Correction With DIGIC III, you get images of superior quality, the camera functions at top efficiency and battery life is significantly enhanced. What's more, DIGIC III enables Canon's newly improved Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. To keep every face looking bright and natural - without scary red eyes - the camera controls exposure settings and flash, so every shot is just what you were shooting for.

Face Detection AF/AE finds multiple faces in the frame and sets the most suitable focus point, when the shutter button is pressed halfway. And an additional feature, Face Detection FE adjusts the flash, based on a person's face on the screen. Exposure and flash are controlled to ensure proper illumination of both the faces and the overall scene, eliminating the common problem of darkened or overexposed faces.
Canon PowerShot SD1000 Features and Highlights
Face Detection in action


Red-eye Correction detects and automatically corrects red-eye during playback for both regular and flash photography. In unusual cases where red-eye is not automatically detected, it can easily be corrected manually during playback mode from the LCD screen.

iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Canon PowerShot SD1000 Features and Highlights
Vivid, high-resolution 2.5-inch PureColor LCD The camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This extra-durable, high-resolution screen with tough scratch-resistant coating on the anti-reflective, PureColor LCD screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability The PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph features new ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.

Five movie modes including 30 fps VGA, Time Lapse and Fast Frame Rate With a highly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie that's perfect for any application. Select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), with frame rates of 30 fps and 15 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 4GB. Also choose from Fast Frame Rate (QVGA; 320 x 240 pixels) recording at 60 fps for up to 1 minute, Compact Movie Mode (QQVGA; 160 x 120 pixels) recording at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes, and Time Lapse (640 x 480) recording at 1 or 2 sec. intervals. The PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph supports the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard, so you'll enjoy the fastest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible computer.

Print/Share button for easy direct printing and downloading The PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SD1000 Digital Elph to a Canon CP, Selphy or Pixma photo printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).

Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon Selphy compact photo printer.

Direct photo printers For desktop large-format printing, try one of the direct photo printers that allow you to print without a computer in one of two ways: plug your compatible PowerShot camera into the direct photo printer using the supplied USB interface cable, or simply insert a memory card into the supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high-resolution, borderless images as postcards or 8.5 x 11-inch sheets within minutes.

Compact photo printers Compact photo printers let you produce versatile, fun 4 x 6-inch postcards, 4 x 8-inch wide greeting cards or credit-card size prints in just two easy steps: connect and press print. Control the printer right from your camera's LCD screen. You get durable, dye-sublimated prints quickly with or without borders. Assorted paper types let you create mini or credit card size labels. You can even take select compact photo printers to a party or an outdoor picnic using an optional rechargeable battery.

Product Description

Canon looked to the very first Elph for inspiration when designing the PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph, and came up with a quintessential iteration of the icon: slim, clean-lined and fully flat. Inside, the SD1000 Digital Elph looks only to the future: 7.1 megapixels, a 3x optical zoom and advanced DIGIC III ensure top-quality images, while focus is fast and sharp and red-eye is automatically corrected. The large and more colorful LCD screen now has a tough, anti-reflective coating that makes it as durable as it is beautiful.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I've had no problems at all, the pictures are clear inside and out, the pictures take quickly so I don't get a lot of blur (which is great because I have 2 Jack Russell… Read more ›
Battery lasts very long. Picture quality is awesome. It also has many modes and settings for better optimization. Read more ›
And I have a small camera with me when we visit Disneyland. And the picture quality is excellent. Again, I am not aiming for professional quality photographs. Read more ›
The pictures are great, a little bit iffy at times, but after playing with the functions I have managed to get some great images out of it (played with: night mode, macro,… Read more ›
I agree with all the…Simply put, if you are looking for the perfect size, weight, and image for general purpose point-and-shoot photography, THIS IS AN AWESOME CHOICE. Read more ›
The SD1000 has been in my pocket for the past couple years and helped me capture 1000's of…The quality is great, as well as the Canon service department, when I need them. Read more ›
Great pictures, easy to use and it fits in your pocket. Have had a number of years without any problems. Read more ›
Good pictures, small size, light, easy to use. Read more ›
Good product. If you need a good point and shoot camera that is durable, and easy to use, this is a good product. Read more ›
It has all the options but it has only 7.1 MP and photo is not quite sharp. But it is very easy to use, point and shoot automatically. Read more ›
It is one of those things that has never let me down. Great pictures, easy to use. Battery life is long. Read more ›
This is the third Canon Elph (Ixus) I have owned in 9 years and like both the others it takes great pictures and video with sound and is very easy to use. I have also used… Read more ›
It can't do everything a DSLR can (not even close), but I have captured some amazing shots with…In all a great buy, the battery lasts a long time and menu is simple to use. Read more ›
This camera has been a reliable workhorse for more than two years. Great pictures, movie function is of decent quality. Still works after a few careless drops. Read more ›
There are a lot of features the camera offers that I've not played with yet but the one I used a lot yesterday was the kids and…This mode is great for anything that moves. Read more ›
Pics are perfect, everything is. All shooting modes are great. Image stabilizer is not needed because they are always clear. Read more ›
it has so many functions for every type of situation and the manual mode is great too. it really is a fully functional camera and has pretty much every feature you could… Read more ›
I have taken loads of pics during the night and have not been disappointed. Macro mode is awesome. Read more ›
Love this camera it is great for your every day use. The functions of the camera are easy to use and the size is great which makes it easy to take any where. Read more ›
I've had the SD1000 for a couple of years now and have been very satisfied with its performance. Its small size is particularly convenient for vacations. Solidly… Read more ›
Great camera for the size, which is amazingly small. Excellent for carrying around in a purse! Read more ›
I purchased it as a back up to my boyfriend's much fancier/professional grade. The size is perfect for me and is very easy to use. It's travelled with me to India and… Read more ›
I even tested the camera for several weeks, but ... I have discovered it's…The small size is wonderful and it can definitely fit in your pocket, purse, etc. very easily. Read more ›
I'm pleased with the results. The size is the best part of course. It's easy to use, nice large screen, good color both on the screen and in the shots. Read more ›
Just point and shoot. The videos are easy too. Love it. Read more ›
If you are looking for an easy to understand and operate camera, this is one. And pictures and video quality is very good in all modes. But follow the manual. Read more ›
The video capture was a great suprise - unlike my old Olympus digital, the VGA resolution is excellent and the limit of video capture time is LIMITED BY YOUR SD-card memory… Read more ›
I am able to take it with us everywhere we go on vacation and take many many pics and mpeg videos. By the way the mpeg videos are very nice on this camera. Read more ›
I bought this camera 2 months back so that I can take photos to send to my fiancee. The photos and videos are very clear and she likes it very much. Everything is good with… Read more ›
The fact that it is always…I capture pictures that I never would have with any other camera. the video quality is pretty good and the pictures turn out really well. It… Read more ›
I've had the powershot SD1000 for 6 months,…The features it has (like face detection, digital macro, time-lapse video, color accent, etc.), for the price, are fantastic. Read more ›
Now, I have to get one for my daughter. Excellent purchase and the price was amazing! Read more ›
But its pixel number is perfect for prints up to the letter size, its price is great, and I was amazed how good is the automatic exposure: you get the picture you want… Read more ›
For the price it is a fun camera with settings for foliage, underwater, macro, pets and children, and many many more, some hidden so far in the menu you should read the… Read more ›
The pictures are great and I did not need a lot of experience to learn…The price was the best I could find and I received the camera as advertised and in a timely manner. Read more ›
I guess for a 7.1 MP, the price is good. But it is Red-Eye reduction almost does nothing. Read more ›
If you turn off the preview, it takes very fast pictures in succession, and it initially…The large viewing screen is Wonderful, as well as the cameras total ease of use. Read more ›
In addition, she is thrilled with the amount of features offered. The size is perfect to carry around and the screen is clear and overall ease of use is above expectations. T… Read more ›
Works well in low light, the flash is good enough for bringing to a party or a club. The rear screen is nice and easy to read. It's also a very good size. Read more ›
Screen is amazing. Best I have encountered. Read more ›
I was impressed using the time lapse video, it was excellent. The screen is a nice size and the picture is very clear and colorful. This camera is well worth the money and… Read more ›
I like the "boxiness" better than the SD850 or SD970 by far. The LCD screen is outstanding too - but so is screen on SD850. BTW, if you wear polarized sunglasses, SD1000… Read more ›
I was referred to this little camera by a professional photographer friend. The picture quality is awesome, the price is right, and the battery life is exceptional. Amazon… Read more ›
- Color accent mode is an awesome affect that takes…- Battery life is great - lasted from open to close at Disney World, averaging over 200 photos and videos per day, -… Read more ›
The video quality is also very good. The battery life is excellent and the battery charger is compact and easy to tote around on trips. I would recommend getting a larger… Read more ›
I've had the camera about a month now and love it. I was hesitant to by a camera with a rechargeable battery but the battery life is great. I'm still running off the… Read more ›
It's also very user friendly. The battery charger was a plus - I wasn't even aware it came with one. The camera is so tiny that it just slips right in my purse. Read more ›
When I got it, I took some pictures at different zooms and all the pictures turned out great, from the 3x zoom to…The battery life is good and it lasts for quite a while. Read more ›
Not only is it really convenient, but…The detail, contrast, and color is great and rarely is there any reason for subsequent photoshop enhancement -- even in snow scenes. Read more ›
It…As with all the Canon digitals I've used, the color is great and continues to impress me, even photos taken in totally dark rooms with the flash looked surprisingly nice. Read more ›
The built-in color effects are great and allow user to get black and white or "older" looking shots, or even select a single color to display and then the rest of the shot… Read more ›
I wasn't sure which digital camera to buy and after looking around decided on the Canon PowerShot SD1000…I'm obsessed with using the macro zoom and the color is fantastic! Read more ›
I have been taking a lot more pictures because I have it with me all the time. The colors are very vivid on the photos. I highly recommend this camera for anyone who is… Read more ›
CM manual settings: Set color to Positive Film for rich, saturated colors Read more ›
Have to say that the quality of the photos isn't the best, but it's fine for taking travel photos and is…The small size and weight makes it easy to carry with you anywhere. Read more ›
This is the first Canon I've owned, and while the size and shape of this thing are fantastic for carrying around, the picture quality is sorely lacking even for a little… Read more ›
It shoots nice and fast! It's also very compact which makes it easy to carry around in purses and pockets. I've never had a problem with this camera for the past year and a… Read more ›
That one is big to carry and cannot be taken out quickly for some quick shots. This camera is easy to carry and has good performance. I like it. Read more ›
This Camera Is amazing for its size very clear. Easy to carry around anywhere you want to go. Great buy Amazon ships fast as well. Read more ›
I was in the market for a new camera and read about this one. It's so small it fits into anything and is really easy to carry around. It takes wonderful pictures and has… Read more ›
I have the black one (easier to keep finger prints off of), and I love the size. The optical zoom is very nice, and the digital zoom after that is at least passable. The… Read more ›
It's ease to use. The zoom is awesome. I highly recommend this camera! Read more ›
(I tried it in my living room, at night, with just…It is very simple to use and the pictures I have taken using the zoom are very clear, it looks like you are a lot closer. Read more ›
Otherwise this is not a professional product. 3x zoom is good, too. Read more ›
3x Optical Zoom is good enough for what it does, the digital zoom is next to useless however. Battery life is amazing for the size of the battery, but here is a niggle that… Read more ›
I have it set on vibrant and kids and pets. Oh and the zoom is awesome and clear. Read more ›
Granted, this is not a pro level piece but the viewfinder alone should…The interface is straightforward and the range of settings is impressive for a camera this compact. Read more ›
The LCD proved resilient to scratching (although I babied mine and always kept it in a soft case) but…Buttons are high quality but the mode switch has a little play in it. Read more ›
It's the size of a cigarette pack, it has a large display, 7.1 megapixels, the interface is so easy to use my grandmother can use it, the battery lasts and lasts and is… Read more ›
Anyway, as I became familiar with the camera's functions, I realized that it had a…The interface is really intuitive and anyone can get the hang of it in merely minutes. Read more ›
The SD1000 is what I would call a perfect…The menus and navigation are clear and easy, the buttons are very easy to use, and the quality of the pictures are amazing. Ca… Read more ›
This reliable tiny camera has delivered superb crisp & vivid…All buttons are user friendly, solid built and large LCD screen that you can easily use outside in the sun. I… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,236 of 1,261 people found the following review helpful By AmazonDiva TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 15, 2007
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I have owned several Canon A series, Canon SD series, the Canon S series and also the S2/S3 IS. So here's the skinny as an amateur user.

If you don't want to read the long review, here's the summary. Buy the SD1000 if you are looking for the tiniest camera that you can take everywhere. It takes good shots indoors given its tiny size and fabulous shots outdoors.

If smallness is not your top priority then you should consider some other Canon cameras which may work better for you (including others from the SD Series).

A series - The A series is best for you if you're looking for a low cost camera that gives you a wide range of features, many manual controls and great image quality. Although, the size is bigger than SD series making it a jacket-pocket camera, the advantage is in the styling. It gives you a convenient grip on the side which helps hold the camera steady and results in less "blurry" pictures. The mode selector dial on top helps you zip through selections. The convenience of AA batteries which are available in every corner of the world, no missing out on pictures as your battery was discharged, might be a selling point for those who travel a lot.
{Update 11/10/07: Canon launched many new A series cameras in August 2007 with Image Stabilization and improved zoom. The 7.1 MP A570 IS with 4X zoom is cheaper than this SD1000. You may want to consider it seriously if you don't care so much about the slightly large the size and increased weight.}

The S3 to S5 IS series cameras have a great image sensor, the wonderful image stabilization, a great zoom, and super macro function that can produce never before pictures. The flip out screen helps take shots from angles you've never considered before.
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80 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Jarrod on April 5, 2007
Color Name: Silver
I did all sorts of research on the SD600. I had made up my mind that the SD600 was the camera for me. The SD1000 is the newer kid on the block and therefore did not have many reviews. And that is why I am here today. The SD1000 is the newest version of the SD600 with a few additions. Those few additions make this camera AWESOME. I love the ISO choices. I was zooming on my local Calif. freeways at around 80mph and decided to take a few shots of passing signs out my passenger window. At the high speed the ISO caught such great detail that I could clearly read the sign later at home. That means that despite the small size the camera filtered out the shake of my hand, the shake from the road, and compensated for the fast movement. The color options are very much the same as other Canon Powershot models. MACRO is so much fun to play with on this camera. The button layout is easy to figure out. Lighting options like White balance are a button push away. With the Face Detection option on you are sure to get a great photo of the family. I have been playing with it none stop for over a week. Get at least a gig for memory. The only downside that I have found, and it is a minor one, is that when the battery warning comes on it means that you have 1-2 more pics and then it shuts off. I ordered another battery ahead of time and it was worth it. The batteries charge in about 30-40mins. This is a great camera. If you are thinking about the SD600 step up and get the SD1000. You will not be disappointed with it.
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171 of 179 people found the following review helpful By tinkerte.ch on April 12, 2007
Color Name: Silver
Great camera, just chosen as editor's choice by PC mag as well.
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I have it for about 3 weeks now, couple of family parties later I am really happy with this little one. Fits even in tight jeans pockets, and is quick to take pictures. Face recognition works really well, not flawless, but really amazing. I took about 300 shots so far and they are mostly great quality, some indoor pictures without the flash are a bit blurry, if you don't hold it steady.

My 4 year old niece was running around with it and took nice shots just on her own with the automatic setting, pretty amazing. Flash can be a bit strong when to close indoors. It takes fast pictures and is very easy to understand. I still have to read the manual, though. ;-)

I added a fast 2GB card and even the video quality is pretty good, althought just avi format, not mpg. Sound is great. It even has a speaker when you play the video for review. Outside pictures are outstanding quality. I had some outside self-timer family pictures enlarged at the store to 20-30cm, and the picture quality is awesome. Highly recommended when you want a camera you can carry with you at ALL times!
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361 of 391 people found the following review helpful By Jesper on April 23, 2007
Color Name: Silver
I really wanted to like this camera. I've been a fan and user of Canon's Digital Elph cameras since I got my first one (S110). Since then I've upgraded a couple of times, first to an S500 then to an SD450 and I was looking forward to the SD1000; more megapixels, higher ISO, the old retro look, and the new DIGIC III. At first, having received the camera, I was very pleased. The look and feel of the camera is great, the form factor is great, but reviewing some of the first actual shots out of the camera was very disappointing. They were all very grainy. None had the sharpness of the pictures from my old Digital Elph cameras, even the ones shot at ISO80. I proceeded taking more pictures trying all kind of different settings, not wanting to accept that Canon possibly had taken a step backwards with this newest version of the Elph camera, but at the end of the day, I had to admit it. This camera was not living up to my expectations, and I decided to return. It is possible, and I hope, that I got a bad lens or camera, but I am not so sure as I have seen other reviews on the Internet that describes my experience with the SD1000 model.
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