Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD300 / IXUS 40 / IXY 50
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14 October 2010
Summary: I bought this camera because I had lost a later version and was going on vacation and needed an inexpensive camera for the trip. After only 5 days of usage the screen went black and we could not take another picture. When I tried to have it repaired, I was told that it would cost as much as a new one to fix. The attendant said the age of the camera was the reason so beware!
Summary: Think twice before buying the Canon SD 200, SD 300 or any SD series camera. The LCD displays are large but extremely fragile. Mine was cracked on the second day. It was NOT dropped or abused. I also have a Canon S110 and have taken just over 5,000 photos with it since Christmas 2001 without any problems. Apparently, in an attempt to make the new models light and the displays large, Canon sacrificed durability. In some cases Canon will "waive" the LCD repair cost.
Summary: I loved this camera, for the first two weeks. The, after a day in the moderate cold (above freezing), the LCD cracked -- which some quick web searching reveals is a common problem with this model. I'll be sending mine back to Canon for repair (at their expense, I hope, though LCD cracks are in the words of the warranty a sign of "abuse"), and I look forward to its return. It's a wonderfully tiny, very fast camera that takes good snapshots and movies.
Summary: I bought the SD300 for the holidays, but the LCD broke when I pressed the menu button on the back. This happened three weeks after purchasing the camera, and Canon's warranty won't cover the problem. To fix the camera, the cost is a whopping $155.00! I consider this a defective design and I certainly do not recommend this camera to anyone.
Summary: This Canon camera suited me fine for just over a year, cute, easy to use, loved it. Then one day the zoom wouldn't operate and "Error E18" came up on the screen. Thanks to the www I realised belatedly that I had joined a vast club of people who struggle to get these types of zoom cameras to function, once their warranty runs out. The problem is well-known and ignored by the manufacturers (see Wikipedia E18 / lens error page).
Summary: Ich habe diese Kamera vor knapp 1 Jahr geschenkt bekommen. Über die Qualität der Bilder war ich sehr positiv überrascht, ich habe viele schöne Erinnerungsphotos schießen können. Allerdings hat die Kamera nach ca. 1/2 Jahr mit dem allseits beliebten E18-Fehler den Geist aufgegeben. Hierbei fährt sich das Objektiv nicht mehr aus/ein, was durch eine Verschmutzung zustande kommt.
Schöne Kamera, Bildqualität gut. Qualität der Verarbeitung und Service sehr schlecht.
M. Barthel, Amazon
7 July 2006
Summary: Ich habe die Kamera 8 Monate genutzt. Ich war sehr zufrieden mit der Bildqualität, mit dem Design und vor allem der Auslösegeschwindigkeit. Auch die Akkulaufeit war wirklich lang. Allerdings ließ sich nach ca. 8 Monaten das Objektiv nicht mehr einfahren und die Kamera zeigte den Fehler E-18 an. Da ich mich noch in der Garantiezeit befand, schickte ich die Kamera ein. Nach ca.