If you are looking for a camera that combines an optical viewfinder, AA batteries, optical image stabilization, optical viewfinder, and low price, why not choosing the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS.
It is a 12-megapixel camera that features Digic 4 image processor of Canon and provides more shooting options, such as long shutter and automatic scene recognition. But you will not be able to find aperture as well as shutter controls.
The device is offered in the following color schemes: purple, blue and gray as well as brown. Although it feels a bit bulky, still you can easily put it into your pocket. According to today’s standards, it is enabled with a small LCD. But still it spots an optical viewfinder.
On top of the camera, one can notice a shutter release available with zoom ring, power button and Mode dial offered with 10 shooting options. Along with Auto, Program, Easy as well as Mobie mode, the maker added five well-known scene selections as well as SCN choice used for accessing such settings as Snow, Sunset, and Aquarium.
One should mention that the A1000 IS is the only model that is available with shutter-priority, aperture-priority, as well as manual options.
You will be satisfied with the performance of the camera. It needs 1.7 seconds to take the first shot. Also it provides a good quality of photos. Contrast, color as well as white balance are good, but you are able to notice some highlight clipping.
Actually, the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS does a good job.