The thinnest 10x optical camera arrives
Although the invitation said that it was for the launch of a new Digital Camera, when I arrived for Canon’s 10th Birthday of IXUS celebrations at the Monarch hotel in Dubai last night, it looked more like a party for the fashion aficionados. However, even with all the gorgeous women dressed to kill, the star of the party was the Canon HS1000.
Released for the 10th anniversary of Canon’s IXUS line-up, the HS1000 is the thinnest camera to feature a 10x optical zoom. Along with that, this little wonder also features 1080p video recording and impressive results in less than stellar lighting conditions. In fact thats what HS stands for- high sensitivity and along with its 10.0 MegaPixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 processing capabilities, expect a level of shots well above and beyond your usual point and shoot.
Some other interesting features of the HS1000 include a burst mode of 8.8 shoots per second at 2MegaPixels as well as Super Slow Motion Movie mode at 240fps. A Wink as well as a Smile Self-Timer adds a bit of fun to the HS1000.
I didn’t get a chance to test out the camera in all its glory- we will have to wait for the review sample that should hopefully arrive soon but surprisingly, the all metal body somehow didn’t have the high-end feel that I was expecting it to. Dare I say that the HS1000 felt a bit on the cheaper side, but again, I’ll reserve my judgement until the review sample comes along.
On paper, the HS1000 sounds like a pretty incredible camera. Lets hope that translates well in real life performance.