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: 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.
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.
Summary: So it takes reasonably good pictures. All Canons will do that. The troubles I found with the camera, but especially the touchscreen, were: 1 Finding your way around. Despite other reviewers, I found it confusing. The 'manual' wasn't much help. It's a matter of experimentation, and if you don't use the thing very often, you've got to remind yourself where everything is hidden each time you use it. 2 Feedback. You know if you've pressed a button or not.
Excerpt: Compré una Canon Ixus 210 hace unos dos meses. La pantalla es táctil y muy grande, ya que ocupa toda la parte trasera de la cámara. Aparentemente es una buena cámara, aunque la calidad de las fotos no es todo lo buena que esperaba. Probablemente es problema mío y no de la cámara ;) Desgraciadamente, la pantalla se rompió en apenas un mes.