The thinnest ever super-zoom camera has been released recently. Canon’s PowerShot IXUS 1000 HS has been unleashed onto the European market, with its release marks ten years of the stylish, super slim IXUS digital camera line. The new Canon IXUS 1000 HS Digital Camera is a high performance model which combines leading technology with advanced optics, fitting inside a sleek, metallic body. This latest model takes the IXUS range to epic new heights, fusing its signature styling with high-technology features to give Canon customers optimal image quality and stunning looks in one amazing package.
With a choice of three colours to pick from – brown, pink and silver, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS is the most advanced model in the IXUS range, a perfect example of Canon’s innovation which has been ever present throughout the series’ generations. The powerful yet compact 10x zoom lens means that the Canon IXUS 1000 HS is the thinnest of any super-zoom camera ever released. Users are afforded smooth recording of 1080p movies thanks to the Full HD video capture features installed in the design. This model also features the HS system, the second model in the IXUS range to do so. It combines DIGIC 4 processing with a highly sensitive, 10.0 megapixel CMOS senor to perfect amazing quality images and high-speed shot capability.
Canon IXUS 1000 Advanced Performance in a Unique Design
A perfectly balanced mix of portability and performance, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS Digital Camera’s advanced feature set assists users to make that perfect shot without fail, every time. Canon’s pioneering optical expertise is showcased exquisitely with the compact 10x optical zoom lens, offering users the benefits of super-zoom together with exceptional portability. Its ultra-slim profile affords users the chance to slip it into a pocket or carry bag with ease.
Users can capture extremely sharp images anywhere, anytime, no matter if the conditions are dark or if the zoom is at full extension, thanks to the efficient optical image stabilizer built into the Canon IXUS 1000 unique design, together with highly advanced lens-shift technology. This ability makes the Canon IXUS 1000 the perfect instrument for capturing consistent, defined and blur-free images. Meanwhile, the newly incorporated Handheld Night Scene mode utilizes new technology that combines several high speeds shots taken in succession to produce just one perfectly exposed picture, making it easy for anyone to take high quality night shots without the need for a tripod.
The Canon HS System – Sensitivity & Speed Combined
The fully integrated HS System is incorporated into the Canon IXUS 1000 HS Digital Camera to guarantee superb performance in the toughest of conditions, making the most of its DIGIC 4 Processor and the highly sensitive 10.0mp CMOS sensor to produce images of premium quality. The Canon IXUS 1000 HS is also capable of supporting a max ISO speed of up to 3200 at full resolution, meaning users can capture natural ambience of almost any poorly lit environment without the need for a flash.
The other key advantage of the HS System is that non-stop, high-speed action can be recorded constantly until the memory card becomes full or the shutter button is released. With continuous shooting of 3.7 shots per second at 10.0MP resolution and an incredible 8.8 shots per second at 2.5MP resolution when the camera is put into high-speed burst mode, anyone who trusts in the Canon IXUS 1000 HS Digital Camera will never miss a beat ever again. Another great addition to this unique model in the IXUS range is the Best Image Selection, which automatically selects the best image from a choice of five high speed, 2.5MP shots, something that allows users to reduce the amount of time it takes to flick through images trying to work out which ones to delete. Lastly, the Super Slow Motion Movie mode allows for extremely fast, action-packed scenes to be recorded, capturing frames at a rate of 240 per second (240fps), while its play back speed of 30 fps provides a dramatic perspective on the subject in question.
Canon IXUS 1000 Quality & Intelligence
Staying true to the heritage of the IXUS range, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS comes in a tightly compact body, housing the most advanced feature set of the range to date, with high technology packed into a sleek and glossy exterior. The full-metal case design provides the exceptional quality that has always been associated with the IXUS range, and it’s even perfectly formed for easy handling as well, its subtle yet angular design assuring all of the controls are always within easy reach.
The PureColor II G LCD screen, incorporating an outer layer made from tempered glass, measures at 7.6 cm and provides a wide viewing angle and high contrast, making it ideal for shooting multiple subjects even at difficult angles. The widescreen display, at 16:9 is perfectly suited for users to play back and frame HD footage in full screen, without any wasted black space at the top and bottom of the screen, all of which makes the Canon IXUS 1000 HS the perfect Full HD movie capture companion.
Beginners to photography can explore their creativity and develop their skills easily with the Canon IXUS 1000 HS, thanks to its range of incorporated technologies that allow for the capture of striking images with ease. For the very best results, use the Smart Auto Scene Detection Technology in all conditions – this technology works to detect the best possible settings from 28 unique variables, which is currently the highest number of possible scenes displayed in the market.
Users also have full control over the flash level with the Smart Flash Exposure feature on the Canon IXUS 1000 HS, which automatically provides the optimum amount of flash needed to guarantee that each shot is perfectly exposed in any situation.
Other features include the Fish-eye Effect, which is able to replicate a fish-eye lens’ distortion and the Miniature Effect, which can change the appearance of subjects to render them much like small-scale models. The Smart Shutter makes self-portraits easier than ever before through the use of Face Detection Technology which can trigger the shutter through the wink of an eye or a smile. Moreover, the Face Self-Timer feature means users can now set the camera to take a photo the moment it recognizes a new face in the frame, which allows the photographer to join the picture easily and with no rushing around needed.
The Canon IXUS 1000 HS also hosts a wide ranging functionality that adds up to make this super-slim camera one of the very best of its kind ever produced – Simple, wireless content transfer is supported by Eye-Fi connection, allowing users to remotely upload their photos to websites that support image sharing such as the Canon iMAGE GATEWAY.
Offering portability and functionality like no other, the Canon IXUS 1000 HS is the digital camera to be had for anyone who has a need for superb, first class images on the go.