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194 of 200 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Camera, October 18, 2008
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This review is from: Canon Powershot A1000IS 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Grey) (Electronics)
This camera takes excellent pictures. I particularly like the Optical Image Stabalization, Motion sensor, and face recognition. I only make 4 X 6 prints. So far no problems. The pet/children mode does a good job of stopping action.
I've used the optical viewfinder a couple of times. It doesn't show 100% of the picture, but it sure makes a difference in extreme sunlight.
Sometimes it is necessary indoors to increase the ISO in order to increase the flash distance (easily done with a button). I still get great pictures. I know some reviewers blow the pictures up and indicate the noise in the picture. It's just not evident in normal picture prints. I'm sure there would be obvious noise if I was using high ISOs. Battery life is great also. I use Lithium AAs. They last so long there is no need to use recharageable batteries.
The only thing I definately miss is a button to delete "ALL" pictures. There's a button for individual deleting, but you have to use the menu to detete all. I guess you could look at it as a safety feature, making it hard to accidentially delete all your pictures.
There is a lack of manaul controls, but I never used the manual controls in my prior cameras.
The camera size will fit into a pocket, even though I prefer using a case that fits on my belt. I would highly recommend this camera to others.
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Showing 1-9 of 9 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 3, 2008 7:21:19 AM PST
Sarah P says:
QUESTION: Does this camera have a video function?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2008 6:23:53 PM PST
Candy C says:
Yes, one of the features is AVI movie mode with audio. Hope this helps :). Candy

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 9:37:15 PM PST
K. Gittins says:
"Format" deletes all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2009 8:13:16 PM PST
sfchris says:
This camera has a major design flaw with it's lens that causes the camera to totally stop working. The error message given is simply "Lens Error, Restart Camera" or "e18 error".

See this site for all the error reports:
http://e18.bitnet.cx/comments.php

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2009 4:04:23 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 23, 2009 8:20:18 PM PDT
You should also be able to just see the pictures from your computer and delete them there...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2009 1:21:21 PM PDT
Mommy of two says:
I am able to delete all by pushing the play back or review pictures then press menu - delete - delete all :)

Posted on May 11, 2009 6:27:55 PM PDT
Does this camera have the delay after snapping the button? The camera I have now has a couple of seconds delay between the time I snap the picture and the time it flashes. Sometimes the subject (my grandchild) moves before the flash causing me to have to redo it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2009 9:22:51 AM PDT
Ivy says:
It has a two-step shutter. First you press it down lightly; that locks in the picture. Then you press it all the way, so even if your grandchild moves after the first press, you'll still have the picture you want.
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