Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS / IXUS 1000 HS / IXY 50S
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Pascal Parvex, DP Review
2 February 2014
Excerpt: I have owned this camera for several years now, since 2011. I used it at concerts to shoot pictures of the singer and it performed very well. I also use it as my everday camera in my pocket. I should have used a protective cover, as the lens cover does not work properly anymore, I have to open and close it fully by hand. But other than that, it is a great camera with great looks. I own the silver version.
Summary: Awesome little camera! Nice long zoom and GREAT low light pictures. All the little extras are cool and fun to mess with. Ours has been on half a dozen vacations and never missed a step. The battery life is a little short but never put us out. Just buy an extra battery and your set.
GREAT LITTLE CAMERA TO HAVE ON HAND FOR PHOTOS WHENEVER YOU WANT THEM.
7 October 2012
Summary: IT'S A VERY CONVENIENT POCKET SIZE CAMERA...IT TAKES A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT ALL OF THE BELLS AND WHISTLES AND NUMEROUS FEATURES ...CANON HAS A VERY EXCEPTIONAL TECH SUPPORT LINE WHICH IS EASILY AVAILABLE TO PHONE WITH QUESTIONS...THE BATTERY LIFE IS VERY POOR AND IT IS A NUISANCE TO KEEP CHARGING AND REPLACING BATTERIES.
Great if you are buying for the optical zoom and full HD video
9 September 2012
Excerpt: If this is your first camera and you didn't know any better you'd be very very happy with this camera. But most of the negative reviews are from previous Canon owners that have been spoiled by great quality pictures, and honestly I'm not sure if this newer and more expensive camera gives you as good a picture as my 4 year old Canon SD750 that has been dropped on rocks and had sand in the lens and the lens-cover has been broken off and it STILL takes great pictures.
Summary: seems to be a great little camera for the money. I have had a couple of canons before and have always benn happy with the quality. This camera pretty much does everything my long lens expensive ones do and yet I can carry it in my shirt pocket.
"A very good camera. Lots of functions. Poor battery!!"
22 September 2011
Pros: Lots of functions and settings. Easy to use. Great zoom lens. Videos at 1080p, and you can still utilize the zoom feature. Surprisingly sharp pics in low/no light modes.
Cons: THE BATTERY SUCKS!! VERY SHORT BATTERY LIFE. The camera is slow. You constantly have to wait (5 secs) for it to focus and adjust before you can take a pic. Did I mention that the batter life on this camera SUCKS!!
"Good overall image, video and low light capabilities"
21 September 2011
Pros: Excellent image quality and low light performance. Great 10x optical zoom with image stabilization. Very good flash - powerful and balanced Excellent video with variable rate zoom Mute button - turns off tattle tale 'shutter click' and other sounds.
Cons: Shutter lag (up to 5 seconds depending on mode and lighting) Poor ergonomic body design. Hard to hold on to - can easily slip out of your hand. Occasional unfocused shots.