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Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Powershot SD 4500 IS / IXY 50S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1627 reviews of Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Powershot SD 4500 IS / IXY 50S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and performance. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the contrast and viewfinder are different. Some have doubts about the water proof and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

reliability, water proof

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Powershot SD 4500 IS / IXY 50S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1175 user reviews of Canon IXUS 1000 HS / Powershot SD 4500 IS / IXY 50S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the performance and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the contrast.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019


Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

Canon IXUS 1000 HS


For its 10th birthday the Digital IXUS range gets a new flagship.

Excellent lens ; Class-leading image quality ; All-metal body ; Superb build quality

Slow startup ; Autofocus rather slow

The Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS is possibly the best all-round digital compact on the market. It looks great, is solidly well made, handles extremely well and is loaded with advanced features. Image stabilisation is superb, and full HD video with stereo...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (

Canon IXUS 1000 HS review


Battery performance lets down a near-perfect 10

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : T3 (

Canon IXUS 1000 HS review hands-on video


Canon IXUS 1000 HD packs a massive 10x HD zoom

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Geoff Harris (

Canon IXUS 1000 HS review


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

Good still pictures ; Decent quality video ; Quality 10x optical zoom lens ; Widescreen format LCD

No RAW support ; Not enough control for developing photographers ; Battery life

Wow, was it really a decade since Canon rolled out the first IXUS? To celebrate 10 years of this stylish compact, Canon has released the IXUS 1000 HS. Compared to the first models, which offered a couple of megapixels and feeble zoom, the IXUS 1000 HS...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : staff (

Canon IXUS 50 & SELPHY CP600 review


Pocket a camera and some cash with this handy digital bundle

Both models are superbly compact ; Camera has arge screen and great lens

Prints can be a bit blue ; Slightly less compact than rivals

An irresistible combination. If you want a compact camera and prints wherever you go, then this is the bundle to beat

Dec, 2006


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Canon Ixus 1000 HS review


It's 10 years since the first Digital Ixus camera, and Canon has marked the occasion with the launch of the 1000 HS. The number 10 is a running theme, defining the megapixel rating and the zoom range. Even the video mode records at 1080p (pronounced...

It’s not perfect, but with the best photo and video quality we’ve seen from a pocket-sized ultra-zoom camera, it’s an obvious Best Buy.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS review


The PowerShot SD4500 IS is Canon's second go-round with its high-sensitivity 10-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and its Digic 4 image processor. Together they make up Canon's HS System, which primarily improves low-light photo quality,...

Lots of automatic shooting options; very good burst shooting; nicely designed.

Short battery life; average shooting performance; narrow lens.

The Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS delivers a long lens in an ultracompact body, as well as nice low-light photos and full HD movies--it just doesn't do it for very long without a recharge.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon Ixus 1000HS


As most will know Canon produce two ranges of small cameras the PowerShot and the Ixus. Having reviewed some tiny Ixus this seems quite large. The main difference is that PowerShot use ‘AA' batteries and the Ixus a solid battery.

Another thing worth considering are Best Image Selection where five shots are taken very quickly and the best is saved

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (

Canon IXUS 1000 HS


A fast shooting compact offering full 1080p movie recording

Plenty of functionality, decent in controlling noise

Over saturated images, sluggish focusing

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (

Canon IXUS 1000 HS


A quality compact with fun and functional features

This camera is not for the price conscious, yet it proves itself as a really impressive compact that offers users a high standard in quality, build and creative flexibility

Dec, 2010

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