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

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

There is a serious diference in construction quality between IXUS 700 and SD500. I bought de sd 500 (US) and my friend bought the ixus 700 (japan) and compared them. My advice go for sd500 Problems: none, very good camera

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Had this for not quite a year now. Looks great, nice and compact for travel and on the go use. Fast and excellent performance for the most part (see below) Great pocket camera overall just minor nitpicks Problems: Battery life could have been better its fine but not as excellent as it could have been. Purple fringing. red eye but its common among compacts and the included software can remove it just fine. Not fond of the plastic door to the USB port brings down the construction quality. LCD ...

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Excellent camera, superb construction with one flaw (see below). Problems: After three days the LCD screen went bad (no cracks, just a black blob on a white screen). I found out, mainly from this very website, that many others were experiencing the same problem. The vendor replaced the camera promptly and I haven't had any furthur problems, mainly because I installed an after-market hard flip-up LCD protector (Delkin), which looks like original equipment. Problem solved !!

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This is my first digital camera therefore I can't really compare it to any other. I can tell however that it takes very good pictures if you use the auto setting. I found that higher ISOs do result in a lot of noise. I took pictures indoors at night in ambient lighting and set the camera in Manual at ISO 400. The resulting print came out quite noisy especially the black colors. I wouldn't use ISO 400 again, and would probably just use auto settings most of the time. There is also a ...

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Got this camera around June2005, to replace the old bottom end Canon A200. This is a great camera, Image quality is amazing, as well as the movie mode, which is the primary reason for buying this camera. I'ts amazing for point and shoot because its tiny yet it behaves almost like a DSLR, with exceptional image quality and features. It is great for what I am using for. Sometimes I believe it could use more features, like 30 sec exposure. Or a larger zoom. But then the camera would be ...

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My opinion is biased from a Canon PowerShot G2 I have been using for some years. 1. Really quick to start and shoot. 2. Small & light, but needs very careful handling. Otherwise its unprotected LCD is prone to scratch or crack. 3. Battery life is medium - especially compared to G2's excellent battery. Problems: 1. After a session with the camera full of pictures and empty battery, you take out the battery to charge it, and you cannot download the pictures taken. 2. Not having a twisting an ...

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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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