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: 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.
Summary: The image quality from the Ixus 210 is so impressive that it can be recommended on that score alone. It’s a pity about the touch screen interface, which gives the impression of having been rushed to market half-baked. So we have a mixed bag. The modest specifications of the lens result in exceptional sharpness and detail. The image processing is as good as we have seen on a compact. So, on balance, it is highly recommended – unless you can wait for Mark 2.
Pros: The image quality is excellent with good resolution and preservation of detail. Against our comparison compact the Canon stands out for better pictures in every way. Even noise doesn’t seem to be a problem, in spite of the high pixel count. Macro mode is exceptionally good. If flowers and insects are your subjects you won’t be disappointed. And the camera is an elegant fashion accessory, even if no one in the Imaging family liked the pink!
Cons: The touch screen implementation, by comparison with the Samsung and Panasonic variants, is kludgy, slow and not at all intuitive. It feels and looks primitive. This is one area where Canon needs to get a Mark 2 out quickly to match the competition.
Excerpt: The Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch is one of the best and most intuitive to use compact digital cameras on the market at the moment. It's for those who want a light digital camera with a little bit of flair that's very solidly built and can take great pictures.