Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 310 HS / PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 32s
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AdamT, DP Review
2 January 2014
Excerpt: These are on big discount from Canon UK on "Refurb" at the moment at under £100 and it`s a real bargain at this price, the newer 510 version replaced the buttons with a touchscreen which was more of a hinder than a help (too easy to press stuff when handling the cam) and didn`t improve anything...
Excerpt: This slim camera offers a small switch for easy switching between auto and manual modes. However for some odd reason image stabilization only works in auto mode. The battery burns out fast on this model, especially if you're shooting video. Those two issues are so far the only negatives I've found.
Summary: I needed a camera quick, I was on one coast, and my wife was on another. I was house hunting so that we could relocate and the camera I had died. Not wanting to make a hasty decision I did some research and narrowed it down to this camera based on the reviews I saw.
An excellent low light camera with a few unexpected features.
Anthony Pantliano "The Photo Guy", Amazon
17 December 2012
Summary: The Canon 500 HS is a phenomenal deal for such a capable camera; it's loaded with great features and nice photo quality. Design wise the Canon is fairly stylish and looks like a bar of slightly melted soap.
Excerpt: This camera looks & feels tiny but its features are impressive. 12x zoom of course compromises its f value (just f/3.4 at wide angle) but apparently its HS system (10.1mp cmos sensor) compensates well; even in low light you get reasonable to good pictures without flash.
Summary: Fastest lens in its class at f2.0. I get GREAT indoor shots with nice tonal gradation and very little noise in all but the darkest conditions. (Going to manual ISO settings will prevent this). Automatically detects the type of scene your shooting and makes really smart adjustments.
Summary: I bought this for my wife as a Christmas gift. I did plenty of research and found this to be the best bet for the money. During the research process only reservations about this camera was that some users seemed to have trouble with the touch screen and complained about the short battery charge.
Summary: I would give this camera five stars. The only thing it was missing for me is panaramic view. It's good looking, easy to carry and functions great. I also got brownie point for making such a thoughtful choice. I love it. Love the colors it comes in too!