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: 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 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.
Summary: I originally received the Canon Powershot SD30 5mp Digital Elph 3 years ago. On a recent cruise it was stolen, so the search to find another just like it began. Because it is so small, I have it will me all the time. It takes wonderful pictures. Everytime I take it out, someone comments on what a small camera it is, and then they can't believe the wonderful results. Wish they still made this camera. I searched and found nothing comparable.
Summary: Great little camera. Takes good pictures. I bought the 5MP but wonder whether I should have bought the 7MP for around the same price. You definitely will want to buy the custom leather case and extra memory for this camera.
Summary: I do love this camera. I bought it back in February from a store, and it's totally worth getting. It's easy to carry around, and it looks sleek. I took it to a big formal dinner and it just looked great with me. I love how small the camera is, but the quality of the pictures are amazing. I absolutely love the quality. It takes AMAZING in-action photos. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves taking digital pictures.