Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS / IXUS 210 / IXY 10S
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Gallant first attempt at the touch screen.
Mischievous Mouse "McG", Amazon
28 February 2011
Summary: I upgraded from the SD630, which I've had since mid-2006. I loved my old SD. What I love about the SDs are the wide-angle shots, the vivid coloration choice, the image stitch guide, and the general image quality. And so, I figured I'd try sticking with the SD line. PROS: - beautiful touch screen that would make anyone geek out (zooming on screen will actually let you know if your pic is out of focus before viewing on your computer unlike the SD630), - sleek design, - a...
Summary: I bought this Canon SD3500 to replace my existing Canon SD850. I was looking forward to the larger display, the touch screen and the HD video feature of the SD3500. When I received the camera, I took a few test shots. Initially, the pictures looked fine on the camera's 3.5" display. I didn't have time to test it further because that evening was my son's prom. I took the opportunity to use the new camera. I took about 20 pictures of my son and his date.
Summary: I still want to love this camera. Touch screen is great, video capability is good, size is nice and small. However I tend to agree with some of the other posts that the pictures are somewhat grainy / not sharp (of course especially for indoor shots). I used to have an old Canon G9 which took great photos, but wanted something more compact and this camera was the perfect size.
Summary: I got this new from Amazon to replace my Canon SD450 that I lost. In general, all the description and marketing messages are true. The touchscreen works well and the bells and whistles are nice. However, to my dismay, the camera has 1 fatal flaw and 1 minor annoyance: 1. The images / pictures are NOT sharp. In fact, many of the pictures that apprear to be sharp and crisp in the camera viewer look "out-of-focus" or "cloudy" on the computer or prints.
Summary: I don't know why, but I didn't like this camera. I have a huge D90 amateur professional camera and always take with me a portable Canon Powershot cam. My old cam was a Canon Powershot SD550 and my initial impression about this new one is that the pieces an external finish it's very bad. The picture isn't the best of Canon can offer. My old SD550 has a less megapixel, but the picture it's very sharp and colourful.
Summary: Canon has a good reputation in digicams and I have been wanting a Canon ultra-compact P&S for some time. Looked at the SD980 first, but heard some negative comments on its LCD. So I grabbed the SD3500. The best way to test it is to compare with my other digicams. Under a table light, I tried to shoot a toy solar bug with the SD3500 and ZS3. Both failed to focus. I then took out the LX2. It focused and took a clear picture.
Summary: Good camera but I found that the photo's are only true in the centre of the lens, the pictures on the outer perimeter tend to be distorted. I found the cheaper Ixus camera's to take better photo's.
Excerpt: "...they can do it). The canon powershot 210 is a far superior camera, with a bigger zoom and manual shooting options, and comes in at £70-£100 less (if you are buying on the highstreet). I believe the high price is due to the touch screen capabilities, which to be honest I'd much rather live without and I say this as a person who has a touch screen phone. I also feel that this camera is probably one of the less durable on the market and as such is probably ...
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: Product actually did not appeared so great as it looks or shows up in specifications. It is less in performance then my previous camera of same price but which I cannot find anymore in UK market.