Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD30 / Digital IXUS I / IXY Digital L3
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Reliable, long-lasting camera
Katharine M. Mclaughlin, Amazon
10 February 2014
Summary: I just needed something to take photos of friends and sight-seeing, so don't expect anything super fancy. I bought this in 2007; it's now 2014 and still operational! Obviously I had to buy new batteries, though. It's conveniently small and even fits in certain phone-sleeves in various purses of mine (when not in its case). Canon is pretty reliable in general.
Summary: My daughter recommended this product. Unfortunately, I cannot say how it operates, since it was broken when it was received. Specifically, the view finder was damaged upon receipt of the product. Unable to make a fair review on this product since the pictures taken were unclear.
Summary: The early SD Canon cameras are some of the best digitals as far as quality, ease of use and features. They are simple, robust and take awsome pictures. 5MP or less is all you need, and I shoot mainly at 2-3. This gives great quality even up to letter size prints. The MP rating of a camera is actually the least important feature unless you are going full poster sized prints on a regular basis.
Summary: I liked that it worked but was a little more scrathced up than I thought it would be from pictures. I purchased it for a gift for my grandson and hesitate to give it to him now that I have received it due to the overall used and scuffed look.
Summary: If you just want a small compact camera to snap a picture here and there then this is the camera for you. If you are looking for quality, look for another camera. Picture quality is mediocre; it can be hazy. The micro function is very poor and cannot take close up pictures at all, even if you were a foot away. I have played with a friends canon camera before and found that the micro function on that camera worked wonderfully.
Summary: I got this camera 3 years ago as a surprise for my wife, and she has loved it. It is very small so she can always take it with her in her purse. It has come in handy in the many situations in life where you want to take a photo and you thankfully have this camera handy. Today, I suppose people use their cell phones these purposes, but as you know, the image quality on cell phone cameras is horrendous.