Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 1100 HS / ELPH 510 HS
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Great camera, not so great videocamera
12 May 2014
Summary: At first we loved this unit. However, when we tried making videos of live music, the sound recording system proved to be not at all up to par. In fact, the sound switches randomly from right to left and back, so that the recordings are essentially not usable. Very disappointing.
Summary: This is so much better than the 150 dollar sony camera that we had. Takes crisp clean pictures even in fast action. Movie quality is outstanding. My old camera would constantly refocus and get blurry and you could hear the camera zooming and focusing constantly. Not with this camera. Well worth the money. We aren't missing any cute shots of our kids now. Takes pictures reasonably quick with minimal delay. When my kid smiles, I get the picture now.
Summary: I may return it. It doesn't have an eyepiece, which is my preferred to see my photo subjects. (The screen, in high light, reflects and makes seeing the subjects difficult.) Also, I am speculating that the specialty battery may be difficult or expensive to replace.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on a long awaited trip to New Zealand. Less than two months later the shutter was not fully opening, so the upper left and lower right side of nearly all the pictures I took in New Zealand had to be cropped. Because I use my camera a lot, it was not until several months later that I contacted cannon and arrange to get it in for repair. I was initially told it was (as it should have been) under warranty.
Meh! Canon could have done a LOT better for what they were charging for this camera!
SysAdmin/Babysitter "SysAdmin/Babysitter", Amazon
24 February 2013
Summary: 1- Uses Canon batteries only, buy spares if you plan to shoot all day without charging. 2- Photo quality is good. 3- LCD screen is not so good in BRIGHT daylight. 4- Video is saved in Quick-time format (some devices do not support format).
Good P&S, but doesn't quite measure up to the Lumix GF3
Lisa Jasinski, Amazon
27 September 2012
Summary: This fall, I set out to replace a beloved three-year old Lumix point and shoot. I decided to try the ELPH 510 because it has high end specs and was an especially good deal on Amazon. I also purchased a Lumix GF3, a micro four thirds camera. The first thing you'll notice about this camera is its small size. In fact, I had to be very careful until my hands adjusted to its near weightless feel -- I almost felt like I was going to drop it.
Summary: I am an admitted Canonphile. I have a lot of Canon cameras. I bought this one recently when it was offered as a lightning deal. As with most Canon products, this camera takes good photos. Colors are vibrant and true. I don't see abarations or other annoying flaws. But one thing does annoy me and it's the short life of its battery. I needed three batteries while walking around Chicago yesterday taking 600 photos. This is unacceptable! I can see two batteries, but three?
Excerpt: It's a nice camera made out of metal. Not a small one and therefore it's adequate for bigger hands. But the picture-quality isn't that good. With a clear blue sky you could shoot some good pics. But when you you need to use the flash all you got are pics with gleaming and unnatural colors. The touch-screen is a good idea but not very suitable for gloves and cold hands. My result: a good camera for outside pics under a blue sky.