Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD30 / Digital IXUS I / IXY Digital L3
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Great design - but picture quality can be poor
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this camera for my wife last summer - because I knew that she wanted something she could keep in her purse. It has definitely been good for that, and she loves the design. Unfortunately, sometimes the camera produces blurry images with red/orange tint. I don't know why this sometimes happens, but other owners I've talked to have experienced the same thing.
Summary: I have had the PowerShot SD30 for over 3 years now and it has served me well. It is still up and running with a few minor problems. Sometimes the shutter won't completely open or close. I just give it a nudge and it goes into place, but it is still inconvenient. The buttons on the back are sticking and it's difficult to scan through pictures without accidentally pressing another button (and I have tiny fingers).
Summary: I have to say I was not impressed that much with this camera. For one, night shots are horrible. there is so much grain, with no flash, with flash, with lots of light, it just doesn't seem to matter. Also it has a warped lens. It seems on the edges of pictures it warps. Like if you take a picture of a building, the edges with be wavy. It's a little quirky. It does take great day pictures though. It has great color with pictures with sunlight and it's super compact.
Summary: First the positives: Great size, and the screen is very good quality. Picture quality is fantastic, and the menus' and options are intuitive and easy to set. The camera also looks great and is a great "take it everywhere" camera. The docking station it comes with is very convenient for charging and transfering photos to your computer. Camera also looks really good. Now the negatives: Biggest problem, the battery! Battery life is a joke!
Summary: I had a 2 MP Elph camera for many years, which I loved mainly for its compact size. I purchased this one as a gift hoping that the recipient would also love the compact features. I have recently borrowed the camera and I was impressed with the easy to use menu, which is the same as my old elph camera. One thing that did not impress me was that if your hand is not perfectly still, your picture comes out blurry.
Summary: The camera size, style, and docking station are excellent. However, the auto-focus is very poor. I have used this camera for two months and almost 30% of the pictures that I have taken are out-of-focus. I finally got to the point of taking at least 3 to 5 pictures of the same subject hoping to end up with one good quality image. It seems to me that the compact size has sacrified the camera's focusing system. In addition, the built in flash is very weak.
Excerpt: Si te gusta la opinion no dejes de votarla, por fi. Gracias.Lo mejor de la camara es su apariencia con su estetica moderna de color negro y plateado. Tecnicamente puedes hacer videos con zoom y fotos nocturnas tiene 5 Mega píxeles, Zoom óptico 2.4x, digital de 6.5X y 10x combinado ademas tiene una pantalla LCD de 1.8" con modo de display nocturno. Nueva base para cámara con control remoto que sirve como cargador y transmisor de imágenes al PC o directamente a impresoras.