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

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

Very well made camera in a wonderfully sturdy case. More advanced photographers will definately miss the Apperature and Shutter manual modes, but I have found one way of tackling the problem. When user requires a shorter shutter speed, they can lock the camera to a darker place and shoot their subject. Startup time is in the less than one second, and the shot rate is at 2 frames per second for photos. Videos shot at highest quality are seen with almost DVD quality. All things considered, ...

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The Elph series has always been my ideal of the intersection between form and function, and the SD500 does not disappoint. Fantastic design, sturdy construction and quick, snappy performance makes this a joy to use. Canon has gotten very good mileage out of this form factor and they have slowly but surely evolved this line with incremental improvements over the predecessors. Great image quality with a lot of punch straight out of the camera. More than enough resolution to give a wide ...

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The Elph series has always been my ideal of the intersection between form and function, and the SD500 does not disappoint. Fantastic design, sturdy construction and quick, snappy performance makes this a joy to use. Canon has gotten very good mileage out of this form factor and they have slowly but surely evolved this line with incremental improvements over the predecessors. Great image quality with a lot of punch straight out of the camera. More than enough resolution to give a wide ...

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The Elph series has always been my ideal of the intersection between form and function, and the SD500 does not disappoint. Fantastic design, sturdy construction and quick, snappy performance makes this a joy to use. Canon has gotten very good mileage out of this form factor and they have slowly but surely evolved this line with incremental improvements over the predecessors. Great image quality with a lot of punch straight out of the camera. More than enough resolution to give a wide ...

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I bought the SD300 two weeks after it came out...bought this SD500 the day BEFORE it came out. Phenominal camera, excellent photos, flawless construction, sturdy and beautiful body. The My Colors feature is like having Photoshop built-in. Video seems even better than the SD300. I was thrilled the moment I opened the box. Problems: Only problem I have encountered (reason I gave a 4.5 in image quality) is a slight problem with some noise at ISO 400 when printing 8.5X11's Cons: Limited ...

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Excellent camera and will be my replacement for the S45 I own. It is much faster in shooting and focusing, and the image quality is excellent. Problems: I was excited about having a camera that can do 640x480 at 30fps, but at least in mine, I've got a pretty noticeable high pitched whine in the audio that is recorded. The video quality is excellent, the audio leaves a lot to be desired. However, since this is mostly a camera for still shooting, I may decide to live with it.

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Small, pocketable and very good quality prints, new My Colors function Good: 1. All the functionalites from SD200 and SD300 2. 7.1 mp sensor gives very good quality prints on Canon Pixma printers 3. Excellent VGA 640x480 30fps video mode 4. New My Colors function gives good filter effects 5. Stylish and pocketable at less than 200g 6. Longer battery life than other Digital ELPHs Problems: Optical zoom can be 4X, lack of aperture priority mode Bad: 1. No aperture priority mode 2. Optical zooms ...

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