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

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

This is an excellent underwater point and shoot camera for scuba divers who dive a lot in tropical area's but don't want to carry large underwater cases. Even in its underwater case (Canon WP-DC70), the package is small and easy to attach to your BCD (e.g. with a boltsnap). The pre-set underwater white balance works fine for shallow depts (up to 15meter) and you could manually set your white balance for deeper depths if you take for example a white plastic note pad with you as reference. ...

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tried this camera as an upgrade from my s500. had it for about 2 weeks and returned it. the image quality just didn't seem as good as my s500 (I know that most people review the sd500 as much better, but I just found the PF (purple fringing) too excessive. there was also general softness (more than my s500) and there was a focus problem on the left side of the frame - like the sensor wasn't 100% parallel to the lens plane. just guessing here, but others have reported this as well. there ...

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Reply for John Medland, John Medland wrote: "Opinion Well, I love this camera but... Problems The sound doesn't work at all in movies or sound memos. A replacement is coming soon. " Hi John, about the sound of the camera...Try to go to the menu and switch off the mute feature... Then U can tune the volume according to your need... Overall the shape of the camera is nice. The quality of print out is sharp. The result of night scenery with or w/o using night mode is impressive even without ...

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Quite good: I like very much the design and construction but for that money I've preferred something more: lack of manual functions (time/shutter priority, raw format); MyColors functions unuseful costruction is solid but VERY easy to scratch Ai Autofocus not precise: soon you'll disable it battery indicator unuseful (when it lits the battery are out of charge); low battery life (100-120 photos typical use) zoom control very imprecise & 3xzoom not too flexible: tipically I use it at the wide ...

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It is a camera for my wife. The criteria are somewhat less demanding than my own. I like the general imagae quality compared to the last P&S I had (s30). It operates fast enough, not as fast as Dslr's but close enough to be OK. Fatures are a bit lacking. Blows out shots closer than about 18inches. That is better when used whith the macro function. Fits the pocket very well. Flash is quite decent for the size/duration times. Zoom speed is just right. Lens is too slow for my tastes (I prefered ...

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A very compact point and shoot camera with lots of function with a terrific speed. the best canon camera I have ever used so far Problems: So far no

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I have always liked Canons I have had the s100, s50 and I tried the sd500. It was average to me, after trying my sisters Sony p200 I returned the canon and got a p200. Much better all around camera, speed, contrast, saturation and I saved a $100.

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the best camera, very good quality. Problems: no problems with pc connections or anything

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This was my first Canon ELPHs Series camera, I shoot with Canon 10D. This is something I purchased to keep in my pocket all the time. I was impressed by the excellent resolution of this camera. Sharp Results, Fast Performance, Nice selectable ISO (Lot of P&S cams do not have this feature), You can zoom while taking a video which is very good. Before, Purchasing this camera, I got a Nikon 7900 (as Nikons have a great macro range) I had to return the camera as Nikon has trouble focussing in low ...

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Huge problems connecting to my laptop. When I turn it to review mode, plug in the USB, and turn it on, the camera will freeze up. I can't turn it off unless I pull out the battery. I had to buy an SD card reader for $10. It connects and interacts fine with my PC, both computers use windows XP. Aside from this annoyance, the camera delivers just what it promises, high quality pictures from an ultra compact camera. The burst mode is great for taking candids.

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