Canon PowerShot SD500 (Digital IXUS 700 / IXY Digital 600) User Reviews

Announced Feb 17, 2005 •
7 megapixels | 2 screen | 37 – 111 mm (3×)

i wanted a camera with a fast startup ,compact,carry anywhere,able to take to beach and on our boat with an optional protective housing,fit in pocket and child friendly.well this camera delivered it all .very impressed.we dont miss any spur of the moment shots and image quality great. burst mode so much fun. i love this camera have been using a konica 3mpixel kd300. Problems: remember this is a point and shoot. in low light without flash and iso 400 unable to stop image blurr on a moving ...

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Really high quality pictures even under cloudy or low light environments. I have owned a canon s30 and sony dsc-p10 before and I have to say this camera shoots even better despite its really small size. The movies are also in a good standard. What surprised me though was its speed. You really want a camera that is able to quickly switch on to take a photo of anything that comes to your attention and this camera is really fast. Problems: None

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I have nothing to add to the pretty comprehensive reviews listed above Problems: Cracked screen. I am super-careful with my cameras, and have never had any damage before. The screen was completely cracked, and useless. Canon made no indication that thi was a common problem. HOWEVER: I took it to a service centre in Colchester, where they replaced the screen for me in about 45 mins (don't know how long it would have taken if I had posted it). This made thepill a little sweeter to swallow.

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I have now taken approx. 3000 shots with this baby, ranging from very close macro to landscape, and everything in between. I must say that the camera lives up to the idea that I had when buying it: Small, fast, carry EVERYWHERE camera, with very nice pictures. I really like the speed of the internal processings in the camera. I choose this one above the Nikon 7900 because of countinous mode, and never regretted it! When shooting people in groups, I allways shoot 4-5 shots, when they think ...

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Good camera, but marred by purple fringing. I really like this camera a lot, for the obvious points you'll pick up from full reviews: fast, good images, easy to use, small and neat. However, the purple fringing is surprisingly bad, showing up not just at the pixels level, but even viewing at lower res (as a general purple cast on white sky through leaves etc.). Quality at the center of the shot is outstanding. I'm coming from a Canon S30 and G2. It's a big step in usability and an ...

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I generally buy for a reason (as opposed to buying for the sake of being an early adopter). I bought a G3 several years ago because I wanted an off body flash. I bought this SD500 because I wanted something that I could carry everywhere to take grab shots. I opted for the top of this line (7.1 megapixels) because I want to be able to severely crop without losing detail. Finally, I selected this over several alternatives that had no viewfinders because I want the extra stability of holding a ...

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ANOTHER CRACKED LCD SCREEN - Problems: Of course, when the LCD screen cracked within 4 days after I got the Camera I sent it Canon Repair. They called it “Impact/Pressure to LCD”. As a result they claimed it was not covered by the warranty and Canon assessed a charge of $155.00 (including shipping). I called explained that there was no impact possible and no trauma and I wanted to talk to the person who made this incorrect assessment. That request was declined. I explained, first the person ...

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The one takeaway about this camera is it's speed. Amazingly fast start-up, half-press to full shutter release and shot-to-shot make this an ideal camera if you're dealing with moving subjects like kids or animals. My previous digital was a Minolta F100 that suffered from a slow lens and degraded performance once the rechargable double-As ran down, especially with the flash. The SD500 has none of those problems, with a powerful flash, fast lens and great speed and performance. I was always a ...

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Could be a great camera if it worked. Problems: I have had the SD500 for less than one week. After reading reviews of LCD problems, cracked, black blobs etc, I figured that it was probably a very limited problem. Wrong, except that my problems are different. Camera has been treated with kid gloves since day one. Stored in a padded case. Never abused. After 57 pictures total the LCD went black except for the icons showing the settings. LCD works fine for reviewing images already on the card so ...

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Being a simple point and shoot photograher I was looking for a camera, which provided the following: -Simple to use -Compact, as we travel -User friendly software -Dependable The SD500 provided all the features and benefits of a compact camera, and while other compacts may have better flash, the Canon provided a better consistent balance of features, as well, my experience with Canon has been exceptional.

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