Canon has announced a new camera to celebrate 10 years of the Ixus range, the Ixus 1000 HS.

The new model will be the first Ixus to feature a 10x optical zoom, the first Ixus to shoot 1080p video, and claims to be the slimmest super-zoom camera of its kind anywhere in the world.  

Available in silver, brown and pink, the IXUS 1000 HS is one of the most advanced IXUS models to date, says Canon, coming with a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, the Canon DIGIC 4 processor and optical Image Stabilizer.

Those interested about the ISO settings - and why wouldn't you be - will be pleased they go up to a maximum ISO speed of 3200 at full resolution, while an extended maximum speed of ISO 6400 is available at 2.5MP resolution.

On the snapping front, you'll get up to 3.7 shots per second continuous shooting at full 10.0MP resolution, the ability to capture fast-moving subjects in maximum detail, and up to 8.8 shots per second at 2.5MP resolution in High-speed Burst mode; meaning users will never miss a moment’s action.

With Best Image Selection, users can let the camera choose the best image from a selection of five 2.5MP high-speed shots.

A Super Slow Motion Movie mode apes Casio's offering and lets you capture at 240 frames per second (fps) and plays back at 30fps, providing a dramatic, and often spectacular, perspective on the subject.

Full HD (1080p) movies are captured at 24 frames per second.

Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology auto chooses from over 28 scene modes while Smart Flash Exposure also controls flash levels according to shooting conditions.

For the comedy value there is Fish-eye Effect and Miniature Effect as seen in previous models. You will also get FaceSelf-Timer that sets the camera to shoot automatically after detecting a new face in the frame.

Design wise and it's the usual hard Ixus lines with a 3-inch PureColor II G LCD 16:9 screen, which incorporates a tempered glass outer layer.

IXUS 1000 HS - key features:

- 10x optical zoom with IS

- Compact, stylish metal body

- HS System with 10.0 MP CMOS

- Full HD movies. Dynamic IS

- 7.6 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

- Super Slow Motion Movie

- Smart Auto and Smart FE

- Shooting modes. Best Image Selection

- Wink Self-Timer

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