Reviews and Problems with Canon IXUS 310 HS / PowerShot ELPH 500 HS / IXY 32s
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AdamT, DP Review
5 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 worthwhile so the 500 is the one to get .....
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.
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. Zooming is smooth, and the full range is available during recording of movies (although the noise of the zoom drive is audible).
Pros: Feels well built, has tons of options and has a battery pack!
Cons: Menu is kinda tricky and the LCD touch screen isn't as functional as I had hoped. But overall it does work just not always on ur first try which might frustrate some but once its set to ur liking u shouldn't have to change most settings.
Summary: Great, but not perfect. Many times eithr no flash, or too much. Low light mixed, but better than most cameras when it gets it right. Some of the fun settings great, and some a disappointment. Wish it had stitch. Touchscreen is fine. I like the tap feature. Fast start up. Overall Im happy, I just wish for perfect photos every time.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact