Canon IXUS 1000 HS Review
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Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon IXUS 1000 HS.
The EX-H15 is Casio 's second travel-zoom camera, following on from last year's EX-H10 model. Still offering a 10x, 24-240mm zoom lens, large 3 inch LCD, and 720p HD movies in a pocketable body, the new EX-H15 also has a faster processor, improved Premium Auto mode, plus creative Dynamic Photo and Art Photo functions. Gavin Stoker takes an in-depth look in our Casio EX-H15 review.
The Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR is the latest travel-zoom camera, sporting a 15x lens with a versatile focal range of 24-360mm. Taking on the likes of the Panasonic TZ10 and Samsung WB650, the new 12 megapixel F300EXR features a hybrid auto-focus system that switches between traditional contrast AF and a quicker phase detection AF system, as used in DSLR cameras. But can it keep up with its main rivals too? Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR review to find out...
The second travel-zoom camera that we're looking at this week is the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Featuring a 10x, 30-300mm lens, 14 megapixel sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen and 720p HD movies, the Nikon S8000 certainly offers a lot on paper, but how does it shape up in reality? Read the World's first online Nikon Coolpix S8000 review to find out.
The Olympus mju 9010 (also known as the Stylus 9010) is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera. Offering a 10x, 28-280mm lens in a pocketable body, the mju 9010 also features a 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen, 1cm macro mode and 720p HD movie recording. Zoltan Arva-Toth takes a look at the range-topping Olympus mju 9010 in the World's first online review.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 is a brand new all-singing, all-dancing compact camera with a long list of must-have features. The TZ10 (also known as the ZS7) somehow manages to pack a 12x wide-angle zoom lens, GPS tracking, high-resolution 3 inch LCD screen, AVCHD high-definition movies with stereo sound, and even full manual controls into its slim and stylish frame. Available in silver, black, red or blue for £399 / $399, Mark Goldstein finds out if the Panasonic DMC-TZ10 / ZS7 is the best travel-zoom camera that money can buy.
Not everyone needs a digital camera with all the latest bells and whistles. Enter stage left the new Pentax Optio RZ10, a 10x travelzoom camera with a 14 megapixel sensor, 720p HD movies and a 2.7 inch screen, all for under £175 / $200. Read our Pentax Optio RZ10 Review to find out if it has cut too many corners...
Another busy 6 months has passed in the digital photography world, and right on cue, the Ricoh CX4 appears as the replacement for the already out-of-date CX3 compact camera. New features include a reworked body, improved image stabilisation system, subject-tracking auto-focus mode, and some creative filters. The CX4 retains the 10.7x lens, 720p HD movies, 3 inch screen, and 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor of its predecessor. Read the World's first Ricoh CX4 review to find out if it can keep up with the travel-zoom competition.
The Samsung WB650 (also known as the Samsung HZ35W) is Samsung's flagship travel-zoom camera for 2010, offering a better feature-set than the market-leader, the Panasonic DMC-TZ10, at a lower price. Built-in GPS, a 3 inch AMOLED screen, 15x zoom, 12 megapixels and full manual control are just some of the highlights of the WB650, which is available in grey for £299 / $349. Read our Samsung WB650 review to find out if this is the best travel compact of the year.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera that's stuffed to the proverbial gills with all the latest must-have features. A 10x, 25-250mm Sony G lens? Check. Built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass? Check. Full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound? Check. A 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps burst mode, even SD memory card support - all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review to find out if all of these features add up to a great camera.