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Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 701 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the low light performance and focus, and views about the energy efficiency and battery are mixed.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

exposure, price, focus, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot SD1000 (Digital IXUS 70) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon Digital IXUS 70


Canon's latest ultra-compact: it's hip to be square

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : staff (

Canon Digital Ixus 70 review


A decade on, can Canon go back to the future?

Well built and solid ; Fast starting up

Light on features ; Indifferent image quality

A rehashed design, too few controls and the image quality is decidedly lacklustre. Disappointing from Canon

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (

Canon PowerShot SD1000 review


Last year marked the 10th anniversary of Canon's Elph cameras. The line started with a film camera, though the company's SD line of digital compacts still carries the Digital Elph moniker. Despite its four-digit number, Canon positions the PowerShot...

Excellent image quality; solid build quality; speedy performance; optical viewfinder; face detection.

No manual exposure controls.

Small size, excellent image quality, and a solid, though not extensive, feature set make the SD1000 a great choice for a compact camera.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Canon Digital IXUS 70 review


The 7.1-megapixel Canon IXUS 70 compact digital camera gets treated to a retro design.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : (

Canon IXUS 70


As the well-informed among you will know, Canon's IXUS range of cameras is just as concerned with matters of appearance as it is with technical innovation, aiming itself at users who want a device for casual holiday snaps and for taking on nights out,...

Dec, 2007

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Canon Digital Ixus 70


Canon Digital Ixus 70 review: To celebrate ten years since the first Ixus appeared, Canoncommissioned ten, special, diamond-encrusted models of what has becomethe world's most iconic camera sub-brand

Well built and solid, Fast starting up

Light on features, Indifferent image quality

A rehashed design, too few controls and the image quality is decidedly lacklustre. Disappointing from Canon

Jun, 2007

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Canon Digital IXUS 70 / SD1000


The Canon Digital IXUS 70 (SD1000) Digital Camera is the slimmest Canon Digital camera and an ultra compact 7 megapixel digital camera, it features a 3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5inch screen.

Good image quality - excellent colour ; Good video mode - VGA, 30fps, Sound ; Feels good (solid) and looks good with an ultra-compact stylish body ; Slimmest Canon Digital IXUS at just 19.4mm thick ; Quick in operation - continuous shooting is quick ;...

The Canon Digital IXUS 70 / SD1000 is an excellent ultra compact digital camera - image quality is very good with great colour and detail although images are slightly soft. This camera is one of the slimmest Canon digital cameras available and is a...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Canon IXUS 70


Sporting all the usual features of the consumer line of IXUS cameras, the Canon IXUS 70 is another great unit. Its petite, angular design makes it ide...

Slim design, good image quality

Design a little boxy

Another great compact camera from Canon, the IXUS 70 excels with a tiny design and good quality pictures, making it ideal as an all purpose happy snap camera.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Rob Beschizza (

Review: Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital ELPH


There's a pleasing familiarity about the SD1000: Everything from the blocky silver case to the logical control set up is virtually identical to previous versions...

Great minimalist design. Durable. Diminutive. Superb pictures. UI is incredibly easy to dive into-especially if one has any experience with previous ELPH models. Autofocus can be locked for manual use

Locking autofocus for manual use is irritating. Proprietary rechargeable battery costs to replace. Doesn’t mount as removable drive in OSX

May, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot SD1000


What kind of point-and-shoot camera has what it takes to stand out from the pack? Generally, it's one that exhibits both excellent quality and nimble performance. But that's not the whole story. Other features, such as a useful and beautiful design...

Fantastic picture quality. Excellent performance. No shutter lag. Sweet styling.

Should have better video capabilities, including MPEG-4 encoding. Wide-angle lens could be wider. A bit pricey.

Although there's an incredible amount of competition in the ultracompact category, the Canon PowerShots are still the cameras to beat. And at the top of the mountain sits the PowerShot SD1000.

Apr, 2007

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