Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS / IXUS 210 / IXY 10S
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Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Review
Digital Camera Review
22 February 2011
Summary: Buying a digital camera is not as easy as it was in the early days of the digital imaging revolution, and that's good for consumers. Today's digital camera marketplace offers even more complex imaging products and shutterbugs of every stripe have more choices than they've ever had before, but sorting through the flood of imaging options available might give even the Dali Lama cause for frustration.
Pros: Easy to use, Very good pictures, HD video, Large 3.5-inch LCD
Cons: Touchscreen LCD is slow and imprecise in use, More expensive than most of its competition, Slight tendency toward over-exposure
Excerpt: Canon IXUS 210 offers plenty of style, with a super-wide 3.5in LCD and a maximum video resolution of 720p. But how does it compare with other wideangle zoom compacts? The Canon IXUS 210 review...
Review of Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Digital Elph Camera
5 July 2010
Summary: Canon was kind enough to send me over another digital camera for review, this one if the PowerShot SD3500 IS Digital Elph that is a bit unique in that the LCD on the back is actually a touch screen. On this camera there really aren’t many physical buttons or settings, everything is done via the touch screen and because of this it’s huge, taking up the entire back of the camera.
Pros: Small and compact, Simple and easy to use, Takes good pictures
Cons: Fingerprints all of the back screen, Optical zoom a bit blurry around the edges, Lag time between pictures
Excerpt: They keep getting smaller and, in the process, more and more intriguing: Canon’s latest Canon PowerShot SD3500IS (Canon IXUS 210 in some parts of the world) takes the story even further and adopts a touch screen interface. Optically, the camera is a winner: the lens is a stabilised 5x optical zoom, equivalent to a range of 24-120mm in 35 SLR-talk. Its maximum aperture of f2.8 is useful and will appeal to low light users.
Excerpt: ThePowerShot SD3500 is Canon's latest compact digital camera, with an awesome touch screen and a durable metal body. With a 5x zoom and 14-megapixels, you get close to the action and clear crisp images. The touch screen is the most responsive and diverse as I have seen. Even the little things like bumping the camera to advance through images make this camera a lot of fun to use.
Summary: Considering the IXUS 210 / PowerShot SD3500 IS is only the second touch-screen compact the company has produced, it feels like a very 'finished' product. If you have any qualms about having to rely solely on the screen to change settings and choose options, you can forget them; the
touch-screen on the Canon IXUS 210 / PowerShot SD3500 IS
works like a dream. About the only drawbacks are the fingerprints and smearing which you'll have to get used to.
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 210 a touch controlled digital camera. It is a clear improvement on the previous model in this series. Almost all the functions are controlled through touch and the LCD screen is of a far higher quality. The screen is 3.5 inches in size. This large size gives plenty of room for fingers to make selections. Picture quality produced by the IXUS 210 compares well with other digital cameras with similar features.
Summary: Despite my anxieties about the touchscreen, the Canon IXUS 210 performed well.
It is slower to use than a model with conventional buttons, but given the point-and-shoot nature of compact cameras, most people won't change the settings from one shot to the next.
It produces excellent images that are perfect for the casual snapper, while the few manual exposure settings and the stylish design will also appeal to those who demand a little more.