Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS
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Nice camera, but despite numerous tries, I could not get the wifi to work
Edward L. Pesanti Jr. "ep", Amazon
24 May 2014
Summary: The only reason I decided to replace my perfectly functional Canon Elph was for wifi capabilities - and I can't get that to work. Despite 2 attempts to change my password on Canon's iMAGE site, I can't even log in. I suspect the camera is fine, but Canon's web capabilities seem dubious.
WIFI doesn't work company said no date in sight for fix
Jared Littlehale "Littlebeard", Amazon
29 January 2014
Summary: Wifi doesn't work using the APP or mobile device. I corresponded with the company and they said while they are working on a fix, they have no release date in sight. Since the WIFI and compatibility with IPAD is the only reason I purchased this camera I will be returning it promptly. I am rather upset there is no warning about this before purchase because this is apparently a long standing problem. Perhaps this is why the price is lowered so much?
Summary: I went to local retailer to test run before buying, and I'm glad I did. Between me and the store clerk, we could barely operate the UI touch screen, never mind figure out the Wifi. Sorry, Canon but this one needs some work.
Summary: I was so excited to get this camera. Wi-Fi enabled, touch screen, 12x optical zoom, etc, etc. Can't say how disappointed I was after an hour of use. Touch screen is slow, touch screen accuracy was inaccurate, picture quality was no better than the small ELPH I'd been using for years. Canon usually makes terrific products. This one should have stayed on the drawing board a little longer. Tried it a few more days and returned it.
Summary: I spent 6 hours trying to get this camera to connect to my computer using the WiFi technology. Every time it said "Connection Failed". I am not a tech expert but I do have a lot of experience with digital cameras, computers and smartphones and I have never had as much trouble as this. My computer is brand new so it can not be because of old computer technology. The touch screen is very difficult to use and does not respond well at all.
Slow UI, Only touch based UI, Body material (White) issue.
Jaden P, Amazon
3 April 2012
Summary: I choose this camera for wifi transfering high quality compact digital camera. Overall picture quality is not bad but not as great as other compact cameras. This camera only support micro SD card for reducing its body size but it is not smaller than my TX10. Basically micro SD card is not fast as regular SD card. UI is a kind of big issue for this camera. It is very slow and hard to touch. iphone or android smart phones touch feeling is absolutely better.