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

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

Wow, no wonder this camera has so many opinions posted already. I got mine yesterday after being frustrated by my Sony T3's useless flash. Shooting all sorts of things with each camera sise by side I was amazed at the colour balance, exposure and flash performance of this camera. Both cameras are pretty equal in operation speeds, but it's the flash of the Canon that is so much better - I found about four times the illuminaion of the Sony (and the Sony was on boosted flash). Let's face it, ...

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Lovely piece of machinery, pocketable, crisp clear photos.In continuous shots can capture small kids moving at quick speed!! Movie mode is spectacular even with the background whine. Tried the s400, s410 s500 sd 300 and own an s45..this is by far the best of the lot. Blazing fast to boot. Try it you'll like it. Found the sd300 to be nice but a little to delicate for my hands..this one fits just right.

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Better indoor shooting compare to my earlier Powershot A80 which compose noise in low light ambience. Nice edge and shape, ones could easily hold the camera (curve). The features are great and user friendly. With the higher megapixel, i can even zooming from 4.5x to 7.5x with a nice pic. But of course you got to hold your camera firmly. Problems: Battery level/indicator should be showing all the time. User can standby at anytime when extra battery is needed.

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I bought the newest IXUS when my IXUS 400 died. I was planning to get the A95, but this one caught my eye and never let it go. I liked the similar design to the IXUS 400 and the ease of use. I like that the camera was small enough to fit in my pocket and yet sturdy enough to survive a vacation with me. I like the colour features and I like that there are some special functions as well. I am seriously considering buying a Canon Rebel as well but I would never give up the IXUS for ease of use ...

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Quick and fun to use. Time will tell how it fares with my Canon S40 Problems: I too noticed sound proplems in the video mode. There is an unacceptable constant pitch in the recording. Is there a fix and how does Canon plan to correct this as it is to the point of returning the camera

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Hi, I am planning to buy this camera. I am just wondering wheather it can zoom in/out or not in the movie mode.

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I have used cannon SD500 camera for about thirty days. I find it to exceptional; its move mode is great with no time limit (limited only by memory card size, move quality) very good sound quality for a camera of its size. The pictures are outstanding at the right focal distance. Problems: The focusing of camera requires practices and focus distance seems limited.

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Generally speaking its a great point and shoot camera with niffty features and modes for you to play with. It's solidly built, almost like a mini brick. Image quality is certainly very good, almost the best colour I have seen from any PS camera- but read below of the focusing problems I have encountered Problems: The camera mis-focuses a lot, along with the agreement of other photographers who have this camera. This is very unlike their older Ixus models, which focus perfectly fine, albeit a ...

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Fantastic bit of engineering!! Stepping from the film world into the digital world offers is a blast. All the same photography is photography, but digital allows rapid feedback. I have noticed alot of other reviews have stated that this camera is not so crash hot, or is it the users who's not so crash hot? Its a tool that one needs to become familar with and to understand the limitations and maximise its potential. The startup time, modes + quality of pictures, battery life and processing ...

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