Summary: I bought the Canon 510 for my 13 year-old daughter, who is far more concerned with the form and "coolness" of the camera than she is with the functionality or quality of the photos. The touchscreen is definitely cool, and the options to edit pictures directly are a lot of fun. However, the lens broke after about a year and a half of occasional use. Now, the lens does not retract all the way into the body of the camera, and my daughter can no longer take new pictures.
Summary: this really is an exceptional camera, the options are like a full size camera in a compact. Here i my reservation, the battery dies way to quickly and the status indication is wildly off the actual time it will stay active. My suggestion is by a third part power pack of the same size that has a much higher mA, there are a few on amazon that are highly rated that is a fraction of the cost of its Cannon counter part.
Summary: Bought this in April for a NYC trip. worked good for the first 4 months then the battery wont charge or hold a charge. I called Canon and they say to send it back to look at it. 2 weeks later I get a letter saying that it will cost me $165 to have "it" repaired, they never say what is actually wrong with the camera only that it is not covered under warranty. I only paid $225 for the camera.
Summary: Good size, good touch screen, good zoom but bad picture quality... Im a Canon fan. I have other big format cameras and they are awesome thats what I blindly trusted this product. Pictures are always blury even from static objects. Flash doesn't work well either. Not a good option for pocket cameras.
Summary: my brother gifted me this camera on my birthday.firstly, it looks great with nice pictures and when we upload them into pc the picture quality varies it looks dull. I tried all settings and it didn't work out. Its not worth buying.
Summary: Let me start by saying I am a huge Canon fan boy. I brag about Canon like people brag about Apple or a Toyota Prius. I own two Canon DSLRs (5D and 40D) and several Canon point and shoots (including the S90 and SD800IS) and always recommend Canon to anyone buying a digital camera. I bought this camera for my wife to upgrade her SD800IS and chose it because of the large screen, big zoom, and HD video capability (all great features).
Summary: I don't expect SLR quality from a point-and-shoot, and I've been a big fan of earlier Ixus models, but this is a rotten camera. The zoom is impressive, but the touch screen controls are incredibly fiddly to operate, and the lens is *terrible* - there's very strong fringing and softening around the edges of every shot, which was never a problem with my old Ixus 70.
Summary: Have had two digital ixus cameras in the past and I decided to stay with the canon Ixus when upgrading. I have just had it two weeks. On both occasions when I have taken the camera with me just as a back up to my Canon SRL, the first few pictures taken were fuzzy, un-useable and had to be deleted.