Summary: The Ixus 510 HS offers great value for money, it takes clear vibrant photo's even when I do stupid things with it like shoot into the sun. Start up time is responsive, The zoom is good, battery life is good & it is tiny so it's easy to slip into a pocket & take with you anywhere & everywhere. The controls are very simple, so although it's tiny, it's not fiddly to use. The touch screen is perfectly adequate, it's not of iPhone standard but I wouldn't expect it to be.
Summary: Have only recently started using this camera. Very stylish, small and compact. Takes a bit of time getting used to the touch screen if you are not used to one before. So far I am very pleased with the results for still and video. Good having a zoom on the video. Not a bad price too. Would recommend.
Summary: Not a bad pocket camera for the money. Construction not as strong as the old Ixus that I had years ago, but I suppose that's the way of things today. Flash is pretty poor, but the main problem is the battery life. It feel like the battery constantly needs charging. If you buy this, I suggest also buying several spare batteries and keeping them charged so that you are not constantly disappointed.
Summary: While I have always admired CNET for its reviews, what I cannot understand is the divergent treatment given to the Canon IXUS 510 and IXUS 500. Both are essentially the same cameras, with the same looks, same optics, same processor and same software. There are only a a few differences between them (touch screen and wifi for the 510). But while CNET review heaps praises on the IXUS 510, it is not as favourable towards the IXUS 500.