Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS / IXUS 1000 HS / IXY 50S
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Not Practical for the Real World
Nathan C., Amazon
6 April 2015
Summary: Wish I could give it more stars, but just not usable in the real world. The startup time is terrible, so don't plan to draw and shoot anything unplanned. This alone is the reason I pawned the camera off to another department so I could replace with a Canon 100HS.
Summary: I've had this camera since the day it was released a few years back. The current line up of cameras at the time all had great ratings, so I figured once this new model came out it would be even better. I was totally wrong.
Thought I could handle the faults of this cam, but its been painful
S. Ray "S.Ray", Amazon
12 November 2013
Summary: This is no SD500 for sure. But I have no complaints about image quality, controls or menus. My biggest complaints about this camera, (which I think are inexcusable for a company with Canon's experience), - The short battery life - Blurry video without constantly holding your finger on the shutter...
Summary: Takes too long to take picture, moments lost. Scene changes don't really apply, makes no difference when taking the pictures. LCD screen is large yet the image showing doesn't use the whole screen
Summary: I hate this camera. The video refocuses periodically while videoing, even if you aren't adjusting zoom, which leaves blurry moments in the videos. The camera is SLOW to take photos, so we get a lot of photos of people blinking.
Summary: I bought this camera as an upgrade but it turns out that the performance on this model is poor. Subjects often end up blurry, with red eyes or underexposed/overexposed. Even in minor motion, subjects will end up blurry.
Summary: This is our third Canon Powershot and have loved them all, except this one. When this came out we decided to upgrade from an older model SD630. Thre are many things that make the SD4500 a horrible buy.
Summary: I have used several Canon cameras over the years and currently use a SX20IS that is great. The SD4500IS falls way short of what I have come to expect of Canon cameras. The autofocus takes way too long to focus on a subject and even then the shots are not always in focus.
Summary: Not for me. The first week I had it, I had to charge the battery twice-something I'm not used to. I need a grab and go camera. Not one where you get it out and "OH NO, my battery's dead!" Also when taking video, I was upset when I played it back and it kept focusing in and out.
Summary: We bought this camera to replace our Canon SD790is (which took unbelievably great photos). However, we were disappointed at the image quality of the pictures taken with this. We took pictures with similar composition to ones we had taken with out old camera, and compared them side-by-side.