Summary: It's easy to use and has very good picture quality. The touch screen takes a little getting her to - like everything, but is becoming quite handy to use. The main reason for the purchace was past experience switch Canon and the wide angle lens for real estate photos.
Summary: The ELPH 500 is a little chunkier than many of the Canon models, but the bigger lens will reward you with better sensitivity in lower light. Some users will love the touch control this camera has, but I still prefer the tactile response of pressing a real button.
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.