Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS / IXUS 210 / IXY 10S
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Value for money 6
7 March 2011
Summary: Maybe I received a defective product- maybe not- either way I returned it. The picture quality was horrible on and off the touchscreen. The touch screen was just awkward to work for me. I am not out of touch with technology at all- just made it difficult to scroll and update functions. I needed a camera to take pictures of clothing on models and it just offered terrible quality. I paid A bit more and went with a Samsung HZ70.
Summary: This is a great little camera if you don't care about image quality. The touch screen is great. The camera is very small and compact. We love everything about it except the images it takes. We were trying to replace our 6 megapixel Olympus camera we bought several years ago. Unfortunately, even though this camera is 14 megapixels, the images from the Olympus look much better. It almost looks like the camera is compressing the image too much before storing it on the card.
Summary: I rocked a Powershot SD450 for years. It was a great reliable and durable camera until after years of use the shutter decided not to fully open. I sold a lot of Powershots for Cannon based on the quality of the pictures that I took and shared with people. I opted for the SD450 as a replacement. The 3500 is a beautiful looking camera but it takes MUSHY pictures. The pictures just aren't sharp/crisp. The image quality on my old SD450 was far superior.
Summary: I've wanted to replace my old Sony Digital camera for a while now, after thorough research and reading tons of both professional and consumer reviews I decided to buy this camera, I wanted a no brainer point and shoot camera for me and my wife to use with our kids. What a disappointment, photos are mostly out of focus, pale and faded colors, especially indoors and pictures in low light conditions.
Summary: I purchased this camera replacing a lost Nikon boasting similar resolution and expected similar photo quality. The touch screen interface for the camera will absolutely blow you away but unfortunately, the image quality is just not up to the same level. Just after purchase, I took the camera to China for a 6 week trip and was really disappointed that virtually none of the photos were crisp, no matter what settings I used.
Summary: The touch screen is pretty cool, as well as the tap-to-focus feature. But the image quality is just unacceptable. All you will see is those coarse grains everywhere in your photo, even under bright light and lowest ISO settings...It is not worth for that much money. Canon make great SLRs but for card cameras, they don't.
Summary: This camera has an absolutely mesmerizing touch screen that will immediately seduce you. But while Canon chose to innovate in this area, the rest of the camera falls far short of the quality they've been known for. The camera boasts 14.1 MP and an ability to shoot "HD" video at 1280 x 720. This is true...technically speaking. Canon achieves this by fudging the numbers. While the HD video is indeed 1280 x 720, it's at a data rate of 23.9 Mb/s.
Summary: I bought this with reservations about the touchscreen technology but it is actually fine and works well, although I do prefer buttons. My issues are: 1. There is an unpredicable time delay when taking photos. Sometimes it's fine but mostly it takes ages and very often I've missed a shot because it just won't take. Sometimes it's several seconds and I wonder if I've pressed the off button by mistake.
Summary: I bought this camera to upgrade my Ixus 400 which I've had for 7 years. The picture quality isn't nearly as good dispite an increase from 4 to 10 mega-pixels. I've tried numerous adjustments to the settings in addition to using the Auto mode but I still can't get the quality of picture I'd expect from a camera of this price. As another reviewer mentioned, it is slow to react so if you're trying to get a picture of the kids in a hurry, forget it.