Summary: As is often the case with Canon’s IXUS range, the 500HS arrives with a price tag exceeding other similarly specified compacts on the market. However, the price premium is warranted – the design far exceeds a lot of its peers, as does the general finish of the camera. Image quality is also impressive and, overall, it’s certainly a complete compact, and when its price falls it will become even more of an appealing prospect.
Pros: Excellent design, impressive LCD screen, general image quality good
Cons: High price premium, lacking advanced features