Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS / IXUS 210 / IXY 10S
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Love everything about it except the image quality
31 December 2010
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'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.
Excerpt: Quick specification list: - 24mm wide lens and 5x optical zoom - 3.5" LCD - SD card slot - lithium ion battery Like virtually all cameras of this generation, the ixus 210 has no viewfinder (if this is something you want - have a look at the ixus 100, but be warned that they won't be around for much longer), however due to the large size of the screen (3.5" which is bigger than my smart phone!) this shouldn't present too much of an issue for the majority of people.
Pros: large screen, looks nice, decent image quality in most situations, good noise at high ISO's
Cons: touch screen is irritating, options are all menu based - not quick, flash noisy, expensive
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.
Summary: an upgrade from the Ixus 75. Looks good but fails to take quick pictures of the kids. They always turn out blurred. particularly in lower light conditions. Not impressed. Touch screen is annoying. Lets upgrade for the sake of it - erh no... no improvement.. feel conned to be honest.