Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SD500 / Digital IXUS 700 / IXY Digital 600
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Worked beautifully for 2 years
J. George, Amazon
17 November 2007
Summary: Bought my camera in November 2005. For 2 years, it took great pictures indoors (and outdoors in good light) Evreyone loved its sleek construction. Last month...the zoom lever completely jammed, and the mode selector is also nearly jammed...completely disappointing, and what was worse was the price quote from Canon to repair (good customer service in calling to report the problem..
Cons: 7.1mp can not be seen, lcd is garbage, lcd lags the frame rate is horrible, blurry shots artifacts and green/red composition when you zoom in once on your computer which leaves you taking iso 100 etc
Summary: I bought the first SD500 4 month ago, and had it for 8 days, when the LCD cracked for no apparent reason, unfortunately I bought the diving case also, so after reading Canon didn't cover the LCD on warranty, I bought another one, but since then it's come out the LCD are very fragile, so that might have been a big mistake.
Summary: I bought the Canon SD500 earlier this year. Brought it with me to 2 long distance trips. The pictures and video clips came out with great quality. The physical outward appearances look very impressive, with metal outer body to protect its internal parts. It looks tough enough to last for at least 3 years. One would ask me why I only give a rating of 2. Earlier this month, my camera started to have the "E18" error.
Summary: I've little doubt that this gadget is a technological marvel. But for me, the complexity makes it unusable, and the instruction manual adds to the difficulty. Once again, I'm borrowing my daughter's cheap & cheerful bottom-of-the-range Fuji FinePix. Can't beat it. The Ixus is now in a cupboard and I suspect it will collect dust there.