Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS / IXUS 210 / IXY 10S
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Great camera but touchscreen is a little tough to use
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I purchased this camera because I've had great luck with Canon cameras and I chose the compact SD3500 touchscreen model because it seemed like the right thing to do since all kinds of other devices are going to touchscreen. Well, it's a little tough to get used to. Especially the erase function. I usually have to swipe my finger on the screen at least 3 times before it does what I want it to do.
Excerpt: Camera is a good small camera. Has an adequate zoom, it is very small easily fits into a pocket. Canon is always a good brand, very sturdy and durable. They keep their camera's up to date with the latest technology. The new processor provides many extra features that you can't get with other small cameras. This camera is also priced very well. Great camera for the money. The pictures look are great quality and look really good when printed at home or at a store.
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...
Excerpt: This is a good camera, but I thought the price was a little bit to high. Camera was light weight and had a good design. Operating this camera seemed difficult though. It was hard to watch and shoot, clumsy for the finger positioning.
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 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: 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.