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Canon IXUS 1000 HS

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Friday 20th, August 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Photokina 2010 News - Canon marks 10 years of its stylish Canon IXUS digital camera series with the launch of the Canon IXUS 1000 HS (Known as Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS in the USA) - a new performance camera in a luxurious metal body. A completely new addition to the Canon IXUS series, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS digital camera takes the range to new heights, fusing high-tech features and signature IXUS styling to provide premium image quality and head-turning looks in one outstanding package. Available in silver, brown and pink, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS is one of the most advanced IXUS models to date, exemplifying the innovation that has been consistently present in every generation of the IXUS series.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS

Canon IXUS 1000 HS camera
A compact but powerful 10x optical zoom lens makes it the slimmest super zoom camera of its kind anywhere in the world while Full HD video capture allows users to record smooth, 1080p movies. The Canon IXUS 1000 HS is also the second IXUS to feature the HS System, combining a high-sensitivity, 10.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor with powerful DIGIC 4 processing to provide fantastic all-round image quality and high-speed shooting. A perfect combination of performance and portability, the advanced feature-set of the Canon IXUS 1000 HS helps users to get the perfect shot every time. The exceptionally compact 10x optical zoom lens showcases the pioneering optical expertise trusted by millions of Canon owners world-wide, ensuring the benefits of a high zoom lens are not lost for the sake of pocket-ability.

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Canon IXUS 1000 HS

Canon IXUS 1000 HS features
The integrated HS System ensures excellent performance in low light, taking advantage of the 10.0MP high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 processor to provide premium image quality and up to 60% lower noise levels at all ISO speeds. The Canon IXUS 1000 HS camera also supports a maximum ISO speed of 3200 at full resolution, while an extended maximum speed of ISO 6400 is available at 2.5MP resolution, allowing the camera to capture the natural ambience of dimly-lit environments without the flash. The HS System also enables high-speed, non-stop action to be recorded until either the shutter button is released or the memory card becomes full. Up to 3.7 shots per second continuous shooting at full 10.0MP resolution, captures fast-moving subjects in maximum detail, and up to 8.8 shots per second at 2.5MP resolution in High-speed Burst mode means users will never miss a moment’s action. With Best Image Selection, users can let the IXUS 1000HS camera choose the best image from a selection of five 2.5MP high-speed shots, reducing time spent flicking through hundreds of similar images to find the ones to keep. Extreme, fast-paced scenes can also be recorded using the Super Slow Motion Movie mode, which captures at 240 frames per second (fps) and plays back at 30fps, providing a dramatic, and often spectacular, perspective on the subject.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS

Canon IXUS 1000 HD video functions
The advanced video performance of the Canon IXUS 1000 HS is among the best in Canon’s compact range, shooting HD movies in full 1920x1080p resolution. Full HD movies are captured at 24 frames per second, providing a smooth, cinematic account of the action being recorded, while stereo sound complements the pictures with clear, CD-quality audio. The lens’ quiet motor allows users to use the optical zoom in Movie mode with minimum audio interference, and a Dynamic Image Stabilizer mode reduces the distracting camera shake effect produced when recording video while moving. Smart Auto in Movie mode immediately identifies the shooting scene and selects the optimal settings for 21 different situations so the user doesn’t have to. The Miniature Mode in movies adds a completely new dimension to video footage - shooting at low frame rates with designated portions of the picture blurred for dramatic and compelling miniature-style, timelapse videos. The integrated HDMI-mini port provides an instant way to share images and video directly on any HDMI-compatible screen, including HDTVs.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS

Canon IXUS 1000 HS digital camera body
True to the Canon IXUS heritage, a highly compact body houses an advanced feature-set, packing the extensive range of technologies into a sleek, glossy exterior. The all-metal design provides the outstanding build-quality uniformly associated with the IXUS range, while a subtle, angular design, with easy-to-reach controls, makes the camera even easier to handle. A 7.6 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD screen incorporates a tempered glass outer layer, providing a high contrast, wide viewing angle ideal for shooting large groups or subjects from awkward angles. The 16:9 widescreen display also allows users to frame and play back HD video footage in full screen without black borders at the top and bottom of the picture, providing the perfect companion to the Full HD movie capture. The new Canon IXUS 1000 HS is available from September 2010, priced at €419.00

Canon IXUS 1000 HS

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