Playback, Editing and Print Functions
Input and Output Notes
LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot A1000 IS has a fixed 2.5" TFT, color,
115,000 pixel amorphous silicon LCD monitor with approximately 100% picture coverage on the back panel.
The high-resolution screen
offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's
menu functions especially convenient. It also features Night Display for easy
viewing in low light applications. When shooting in dark conditions, the
camera automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the
subject, making it easier to frame the subject.
Optical Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the camera has a
"real image" optical zoom viewfinder. You can use the viewfinder while the LCD
monitor is still on or turned off.
DIGIC III Image Processor: The PowerShot A1000 IS features the DIGIC III Image Processor. The DIGIC III chip
gives you superior image quality, faster image writing to the SD card, more
efficiency to extend battery life, and higher definition for the LCD monitor.
iSAPS Technology: The iSAPS
(Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space) technology uses an
internal database of thousands of photographs to improve focus speed and
accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Face Detection Technology: The
DIGIC III chip includes Face Detection Auto Focus/Auto Exposure/Flash Exposure
technology. Face Detection finds all the faces in the frame and sets the most
suitable focus point. Exposure and flash are controlled to ensure proper
illumination of both the faces and the overall scene, eliminating the common
problem of overexposed faces. The PowerShot A1000 IS also
offer Face Detection WB (White Balance) which allows the camera to concentrate
upon faces when calculating white balance for the best possible skin tones. In
addition the digital camera features Face Select and Track which lets you
highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera will then
concentrate on that one person, even as they move around the scene.
Motion Detection Technology: This sophisticated
feature works in the background to instantly evaluate how fast your subject is
moving. Then it automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO
settings to keep everything looking sharp and clear. So whether you're shooting
a bride walking down the aisle, a ballet recital or even a child's soccer game,
you can relax and shoot with confidence knowing you've got the picture you
Image Sensor: For optimal image
quality, the camera uses a 1/2.5" CCD image sensor with approximately
10.3-million total pixels and 10.0-million effective pixels giving your shots
added depth and detail.
Recording Media: The PowerShot A1000 IS records
images on SD (Secure Digital), SDHC memory card, MMC (MultiMedia Card), MMCplus
card, or HD MMCplus card. A 32 MB SD Card
Image Recording Format: The camera records
still images or moving images with monaural audio. Still images are recorded in
JPEG format and movies are recorded in AVI format (Image data: Motion JPEG,
Audio data: WAV).
Image Resolution/Compression: You can change the resolution and
compression settings to suit the purpose of the image you're about to shoot. You
can choose from the following resolutions: Large (3648 x 2736 pixels), Medium 1
(2816 x 2112 pixels), Medium 2 (2272 x 1704 pixels), Medium 3 (1600 x 1200 pixels), Small (640 x 480 pixels),
Date Stamp (1600 x 1200
Widescreen (3648 x 2048 pixels). For each resolution (except Date Stamp which is
fixed at Fine), you can set the compression to Superfine, Fine, or Normal.
Movies can be shot with the following resolutions: Standard (640 x 480 pixels/30 frames per sec
in Standard or Long Play mode and 320 x 240 pixels/30 sec), or Compact (160 x 120 pixels/15
frames per sec).
Zoom: The PowerShot A1000 IS features
a 4x optical zoom and a 4x digital zoom (total of 16x zoom) when shooting still images or
video-clips. The digital camera allows you to adjust the Zoom between 4
- Standard: enables shooting at zoom
factors of up to 16x with digital and optical zooms combined at a focal
length of 35mm to 560mm
- Off: enables shooting without digital
zoom with a focal length of 35mm to 140mm
- 1.4x: digital zoom is fixed at the
select zoom factor of 1.4x for a focal length of 49mm to 196mm enabling
faster shutter speed and less chance of camera shake
- 2.3x: digital zoom is fixed at the
select zoom factor of 2.3x for a focal length of 80.5mm to 322mm enabling
faster shutter speed and less chance of camera shake
Note: The digital zoom cannot be
used in Date Stamp or Widescreen
modes. It can also not be used when the LCD monitor is turned off.
Safety Zoom: Based on the number of
recording pixels set, the Safety Zoom feature calculates the maximum zoom factor
beyond which image quality will begin to deteriorate. The digital zoom will then
pause at this zoom factor for a moment until you want to zoom even closer.
|Safety Zoom Factor|
|Large (3648 x 2736)||4x optical|
|Medium 1 (2816 x 2112)||4x optical|
|Medium 2 (2272 x 1704)||5.6x digital|
|Medium 3 (1600 x 1200)||9.1x digital|
|Small (640 x 480)||16x digital|
Optical Image Stabilizer: Canon's advanced
Optical Image Stabilizer Technology corrects camera shake (common at long focal
lengths and in low light) to keep your shots blur-free in any situation. The
Optical Image Stabilizer uses gyroscopic sensors to detect motion and generate a
corrective signal, effectively reducing camera shake. You can select from three
Image Stabilizer modes.
- Continuous: You can check the effect of
the IS mode on image blur on the LCD monitor since the IS mode runs
continually. This makes it easier to compose images and focus on subjects.
- Shoot Only: Shoot Only IS mode is only
activated when the shutter button is pressed. In Shoot Only mode, subject
can be taken without concern for any unnatural movement that may appear on
the LCD monitor.
- Panning: This option only stabilizes the
effect of up and down camera motions on the image. This option is
recommended for shooting objects moving horizontally.
Continuous Shooting Mode: You can use this mode to shoot
successive frames while the shutter button is fully depressed. The interval
depends upon shooting conditions and settings. The approximate interval is 1.3
shots per second.
AutoFocus Modes: The camera utilizes TTL
(through-the-lens) automatic focusing with three focusing methods:
- Face Detect: camera
automatically detects the position of a face and uses the data to set the
focus and exposure while shooting; the camera can recognize up to 9 faces
- AiAF:camera automatically selects between 9 AF frames to focus
on according to the shooting conditions
- Center: camera fixes the AF frame at the center; this is
recommended when the target subject is at the center of the composition
Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject
due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the
same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto
focus on an
object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.
AF Zoom: You can zoom the display of the AF frame to check focus when
shooting or right after taking a shot.
The camera features the following focus ranges:
- Normal: Use this mode when the distance from the end of the
lens to the subject is 1.6' or greater.
- Macro: You can shoot an object
at a close distance or approach an object to shoot close-up. The focusing
range from the end of the lens is 1.2" to 1.6'.
- Infinity: Use the infinity mode when shooting subject further than
approximately 10' away from the end of the camera's lens.
- Easy: In Easy mode the camera can focus from
1.22" to infinity set
at wide-angle and 12" to infinity set a telephoto
- Kids&Pets: In this mode the camera can focus from 3.3' to
infinity throughout the wide-angle/telephoto setting
AF-assist Beam: The AF-assist
beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist
focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. The AF-assist beam can be
turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the
dark to avoid startling them.
Shooting Modes: The PowerShot
A1000 IS offers several different shooting modes
that you can choose from using the camera's easy to use Mode Dial.
- Easy Mode: Allows you to shoot just by pressing the shutter button.
The camera automatically sets the optimal settings so that you can shoot
worry-free in any shooting condition.
- Auto Mode: The camera automatically sets exposure, shutter speed,
white balance and color mode.
Program AE Mode: The camera automatically sets the shutter speed
and aperture value to match the brightness of the scene. You cans et the ISO
speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
Scene Mode: The camera's built-in Scene Modes allow you to shoot
with the most appropriate settings for the scene.
Portrait: Softens the
background to accentuate your subject
for shooting landscape scenes which contain both near and far subjects
Snapshot: Shooting subjects against the
backdrop of an evening sky or night scene without using a tripod to
reduce camera shake
Pets: Appropriate for shooting moving subjects such as children
Indoor: Prevents camera shake and maintains the subject's true color when
shooting under fluorescent or tungsten lighting
- Foliage: Shooting
beautiful images with flowers, leaves, or trees
- Night Scene: Allows you to capture people against the
backdrop of an evening sky or night scene
- Sunset: Allows you to shoot sunsets in vivid colors
- Snow: Shooting scenes
such as snowy mountains, while preventing dark subjects and bluish
- Beach: For scenes by
the sea, prevents dark subjects and enhances the blue of the sea
- Aquarium: Select the optimal ISO speed, white balance, and
color balance to capture fish and other items in an indoor aquarium
- ISO3200: Lets you shoot with the ISO speed set to 3200. At
high ISO speed the shutter speed is faster and reduce subject blur and
camera shake during shooting. Recorded pixels are set to 1600 x 1200.
Movie: Shoots a movie
when you press the shutter button. You can choose from the
following movie modes.
Standard: Max recording time 1 hour or 4 GB
Small file size for e-mail, max clip length 3 minutes
Long Shutter Mode: You can
set the shutter speed to a slow setting to make dark subjects appear brighter.
In order to avoid camera shake, you should attach the camera to a tripod in this
Exposure Compensation: If you
are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to
correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set
the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-stop increments.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Metering: Used for standard conditions, The area within the frame is
divided into several zones and light is measured based on subject position,
brightness, direct light, and backlighting
Averaging: Averages the exposure from the entire frame but places more
weight on the subject at the center
- Spot: Sets the exposure to suit the subject at the center of the
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: Camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
- Daylight: Outdoors on a bright day
- Cloudy: Overcast, shady, or twilight skies
- Tungsten: Tungsten and bulb-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
- Fluorescent: Warm-white, cool-white or warm-white (3-wavelength)
- Fluorescent H: Daylight fluorescent, or daylight fluorescent-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
- Custom: Allows
you to manually set the white balance and store the settings
Flash Settings: You can make detail flash settings to fit the
- Flash Modes: You can choose
from the following flash modes:
- Auto: The flash fires
automatically as required by the light level
- Flash On:
flash fires with every shot
- Flash Off:
flash will not fire
- Red-Eye Correction: Automatically searches for and
correct red eyes in the image when the flash fires.
- Red-Eye Lamp: This feature reduces the effect of
light reflecting back from the eyes and making them appear red.
- Slow Synchro: Shoots with the flash and a slow shutter speed
to lighten dark backgrounds when shooting night scenes or indoors using
ISO Speed: Raise the ISO speed
to reduce the effect of camera shake, setting options are 80, 100, 200, 400,
800, 1600, Auto and ISO HI.
My Colors: Using My Colors you can easily
change colors in an image when it's taken. My Colors
offers several options:
- Vivid: Emphasizes contrast and color saturation to record bold colors
- Neutral: Tones down contrast and color saturation to record neutral hues
- B/W: Black and white
- Custom Color:
Adjust the contrast/sharpness/color saturation
- My Colors Off: records normally with
Self-Timer: The self-timer starts when the shutter button is
pressed. The delay time can be set to 10 seconds, 2 seconds, or custom. In the
custom mode the timer options are 0-10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, and 30
seconds, and you can choose to take from 1 to 10 shots.
Display Overlay: You can display vertical
and horizontal grid lines, a 3:2 print area guide or both on the LCD monitor
while shooting to help check the position of your subject.
Histogram Function: The histogram is a
graph that allows you to judge the brightness of the image. The greater the bias
toward the left in the graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward
the right, the brighter the image. This features helps you set your exposure
Menu Languages: The camera allows you to select from a
wide variety of menu languages, including - English, Spanish, and French.
Electronic Lens Cap: The PowerShot A1000 IS has a built-in
electronic lens cap, it opens when you turn the camera on and
closes when the camera is turned off.
Playback, Editing and Print Functions
Auto Rotate: The camera is equipped with
an intelligent Orientation sensor that detect the orientation of an image shot
with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates the image to the
correct orientation when viewing it on the LCD monitor.
Review: After an image
is recorded, it will appear in the LCD monitor for a preset number of seconds
for reviewing. You can select the review time from 2 to 10 seconds. It will also
display as long as you hold the shutter button down.
Auto/My Category: If you set Auto Category to "On", images are
automatically sorted into preset categories as they are recorded. The preset
categories include - People, Scenery and Events. If you set the camera to My
Category, you can choose which images go into the following categories - People,
Scenery, Events, My Category 1-3 and To Do.
Intelligent Playback: When playing back your images on
the camera the last recorded image will display first. If you have played back
images between shooting sessions however, the last image viewed will display -
this is called Resume Playback. If the memory card has been switched or the
images on the memory card have been edited with a computer, the newest image on
the memory card appear.
Auto Play (Slide Show): You can view images on the memory card
one-by-one with the Auto Play function. Each image will display in the LCD
monitor for approximately 3 seconds. You can select the transition effect
displayed when switching between images.
Index Playback: This feature
allows you to view nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search
for an image quickly. Movie-clips cannot be played in the index playback mode.
Jump Images: When you have a lot of images
recorded onto a memory card, you can use the Jump feature to speed up your
search for the image you want to view. You can choose from the following Jump
- Jump 10 Images: jumps over 10 images
at a time
- Jump 100 Images: jumps over 100
images at a time
- Shot Date: jumps to the firs image of
each shooting date
- Movie: jumps to a movie
- Folder: jumps to the firs image of
- My Category: jumps to the first image of each folder sorted by
the Auto Category or My Category feature
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in Single Image Playback mode, you can magnify the
image up to 10x.
You can rotate an image 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Focus Check Display: Focus Check display allows you to check the focus
of image taken and allows you to easily check facial expressions and whether a
subject's eyes are closed. This feature can be set to allow you to
check the focus of an image taken right after shooting the subject.
Movie Playback: In addition
to normal playback of your video clips the camera features slow-motion,
fast-forward, rewind and frame-by-frame playback.
Volume Adjustment: You can
turn "on" or "off" the sound of the camera. When the Sound is activated you can
adjust the volume levels of the Start-Up, Operation, Self-Timer, Shutter, and
Sound Memos: In playback mode you can attach sound
memos up to 60 seconds to an image. The sound data is saved in WAV format.
Red-Eye Correction:You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not
be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge,
faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the
overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a
portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction form working.
Resizing Images: You can save images a lower recording pixel than the
original image. You can change high resolution images to 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
or 320 x 240.
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental
Print & Share Button: A new dedicated Print & Share
button right on the camera makes direct printing on a Canon Card Photo or
Direct Photo Printer easier than ever. Enjoy a full range of print features,
including ID Photo Print in 28 sizes, and a Movie Print function that lets you
print multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet. The Print & Share
feature is compatible with Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA photo printers as well as
any PictBridge compatible photo printer.
Direct Print Function: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a
CP-series printer that supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect
the camera directly to certain Canon Bubble Jet printers. In this way, you can
make prints directly from the camera without ever having to hook it up to a
DPOF Print Settings:
On your memory card, you can select which image or images you want to
print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all
at once, on optional Canon direct print function compliant printers, or at
participating photo labs.
DPOF Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify settings for images before transferring
them to a computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards. A
maximum of 998 images can be selected per memory card, and are transferred
in order from oldest to newest by shooting date.
Printing Capability: Using the supplied
USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant
printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
Exif Print (Exif 2.2): The Canon PowerShot
A1000 IS conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide standard.
Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and
scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers
compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high
quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture.
This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for
poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the
Power Requirements: The PowerShot A1000 IS comes with 2 "AA" alkaline batteries. You can also use
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. For long periods of
continuous use, or when connected to a computer, it is recommended that the
camera be connected to the optional ACK800 AC Adapter kit.
Number of Images
|LCD Monitor On||LCD Monitor Off|
Alkaline Batteries (supplied)
Approximately 220 images||
Approximately 650 images||
Approximately 8 hours|
Approximately 450 images||
Approximately 1,000 images||
Approximately 10 hours|
Power Saving Functions: This camera is equipped with a power saving function, which can
automatically turn off the power or LCD monitor.
- Auto Power Down: the camera power turns off
approximately 3 minute after the last record control is accessed on the
camera or 5 minutes after the last playback control is accessed on the
- Display Off: the LCD monitor automatically turns
off after approximately 1 minute if no controls are accessed on the
camera regardlessof the Auto Power Down setting; pressing any
button other than the power button or change the camera orientation to
turn the LCD monitor back on
Power Saving Function will not activate during a Slide-Show or while the
camera is connected to a computer
Input and Output Notes
Digital/AV Output Terminal:
A1000 IS has a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible printer via the supplied USB cable. The camera's
USB 2.0 output also allows you to connect the camera to a TV or video
monitor with a RCA audio and composite video input jacks using the supplied
audio/video cable. You can set the video output to NTSC or PAL.
DC In: The camera features a
DC input for optional AC power adapter (ACK800, sold separately).
Included Software: The PowerShot A1000 IS comes supplied with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver. 35.0 CD-ROM. It contains
the following programs.
- ZoomBrowser EX 6.1 (Windows): downloads, displays,
organizes and edits your recorded images
- ImageBrowser 6.1 (MAC): downloads, displays,
organizes and edits your recorded images
- PhotoStitch 3.1: use to merge still
images to make panoramas
Minimum System Requirements:
|Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1)|
Windows XP Service Pack 2
|Mac OS X (v10.4-v10.5)|
|Computer Model||OS should be pre-installed with built-in USB port||OS should be pre-installed with built-in USB port|
|CPU||Windows Vista: Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher|
Windows XP: Pentium 500 MHz or higher
|Power PC G4/G5 or Intel Processor|
|RAM||Windows 2000/XP: 256 MB
Windows Vista: 512 MB or more
|Mac OS X v 10.5: 512 MB or more|
Mac OS X v 10.4: 256 MB or more
|Free Hard Disk Space|
ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
ImageBrowser: 300 MB or more
PhotoStitch: 50 MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16
1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors
Estimated Image Capacity of Memory Cards:
|Resolution||Compression||Memory Card Size|
3648 x 2736
|6M: Medium 1|
|4M: Medium 2|
2272 x 1704
|2M: Medium 3|
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
|2M: Date Stamp|
1600 x 1200
3648 x 2048
|Movies||Standard: 640 x 480|
16 min 47 sec||
1 hr 7 min 6 sec|
|Standard: 640 x 480|
30 FPS LP
33 min 2 sec||
2 hrs 12 min 3 sec|
|Standard: 320 x 240|
46 min 33 sec||
3 hrs 6 min 4 sec|
|Compact: 160 x 120|
3 min 30 sec||
3 hrs 24 min 54 sec||
13 hrs 38 min 45 sec|
Note: Max clip length for 640 x
480 and 320 x 240 movies is approximately 1 hour.
Recording also stops when the file size reaches 4 GB.
Max clip length for 160 x 120 movies is 3 minutes.