It's very small and it can take good pictures, but it's not well designed
Samsung gets the cheers for designing an incredibly small interchangeable lens camera, and it’ll fill a niche with select customers, especially the selfie generation. Photographically, it isn’t strong enough to replace cameras with larger sensors.
'the SD500 is strong enough to earn Editors' Choice among ultracompact cameras.'
'Canon redesigns the SD500's compact outer shell.'
'The camera instantly matches the scene in front of the lens with an on board database of known scene types and then compares that information with the specific scene's subject distance, white balance, contrast range, lighting, and color (just before the image is recorded) to determine the best exposure.'