Good images and video
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS is a fine camera. Its small size makes it very convenient to carry around and its powerful zoom provides the user with tremendous versatility. It's a quick performer, for the most part, though its shot-to-shot speed could be faster, especially when the flash is utilized. It produces sharp, colorful, low distortion images throughout the frame at all focal lengths, including in low light.
Stylish metal body, High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
The Canon IXUS 500 HS is a good attempt to marry the classic styling of the IXUS range with a big zoom lens, but the tiny controls, poor battery life, so-so image quality at high ISO speeds and the eye-watering price-tag detract somewhat from its overall appeal.
Optical zoom while movie recording
The ELPH 520 HS / IXUS 500 HS is truly a marvel of miniaturisation. If you're looking for a pocket zoom that really is pocketable you be hard pressed to find a model that matches it for size, weight and classy good looks. The quality is more than skin deep, it's beautifully engineered and feels like a quality product.
Stunning design, Well-specified, Impressive LCD screen
The Canon IXUS 500 HS is a compact camera that impresses at first sight. Not only is the model one of the most stylish currently on the market, but it also features a weighty specification to match its eye-catching looks. The combination of 10.1MP CMOS sensor, Canon's HS technology, DIGIC 5 processor and 12x optical zoom results in both excellent image quality and a versatility up there with more advanced compacts.
Outstanding image quality versus similarly priced cameras
Canon has always had specific market segments for its cameras. Its Rebel line of DSLR cameras is aimed at beginning and intermediate photographers. The company also has several high-end DSLR cameras aimed at professionals.
Then there are budget-priced PowerShot models, usually costing less than $200. These cameras typically have very limited features and performance levels.
Good-looking and super portable
The Elph 520 HS is a hard sell. Looking at only the specifications, you might not see enough of an upgrade here to justify the purchase. But once itÃ¢Â? Â? s actually in your hands, you can see where it proves its worth. The button navigation gets rid of the touchscreen interface (overrated, in my opinion) and makes handling more in your control.
Great camera if it's what you're looking for
For everything your getting, I think this camera is well worth $250. It takes sharp, accurately colored pictures look great on their own, as well as with Photoshop. If you do not own any imaging editing software, this camera still produces great pictures, has a ton of very cool, very interesting modes (some of which I've never seen on any camera before), and comes with some simple editing software (mainly for merging panorama shots. there is also other, free image editing software out there...
Good price nice cam.
Overall the quality is what I would expect given the price. I am still in awe of the tiny size and weight. It really does fit in my pocket. I'm happy with the quality of the HD video for web display (it doesn't look so great going through HDMI on our 42in HDTV). And once I figured out how to access the different shooting modes etc, it became very easy to use.
Most innovative model of recent months
In summing up, whilst the Canon IXUS 220 HS is not the most innovative model of recent months to land on our test slab, all things considered it's another Recommended award from the Photographyblog team of testers for anyone looking for an undemanding good value pocket camera that will deliver decent image quality with the minimum of fuss. Exciting it may not be, but at times you just want a camera that does the job of an aide memoire and don't want to spend a fortune to get it.
Super-slim stylish compact design
The Canon ELPH 300 HS / IXUS 220 HS is a gorgeous little camera that seems to strike the perfect balance between size, features and ease of use. It's 2mm thinner than the ELPH 310 HS / IXUS 230 HS and slightly smaller in the other dimensions, and although that doesn't sound a lot, it makes a world of a difference in your hand, where it nestles snugly and feels rather nice too thanks to an all-over texture coating. This is a camera you really have to feel in your hand to appreciate.
High image quality
It is rare to find a compact camera, especially one that docks in at under Â£200 that seemingly ticks all the boxes. Yet the Canon IXUS 220 HS is perhaps proof that such a device does exist. Users of every level will undoubtedly find the unit easy to use, whilst providing an abundance of creative options to keep photographers of every skill level entertained.
Shooting video also boasts some impressive performance, with Full HD 1080p at 30fps.
For those who just want to point and shoot in the main, but would occasionally appreciate a couple of extra gizmos at their fingertips for when they start to get bored, the EX-ZR10 comes into its own. The HDR features, Slide Panorama, slow-motion video clips and general speediness of operation impress. Sadly this is let down by corner softness at the maximum wide angle - one of the most often-used focal lengths for a compact camera.
Incredibly fast burst modes
On the face of it, the ZR10 is just another reasonably well specified compact camera in a pocket-friendly form. When out and about shooting, it will deliver shots that will keep most people happy. Thereâ?? s no real manual control, this is more fly-by-wire. You tell the camera what you want to do and it goes and gets the best result for you. Where the ZR10 gets really exciting is in the high speed functions.
Ease of use and a rucksack full of useful features
Offering ease of use and a rucksack full of useful features that further enhance the status of this otherwise familiar point-and-shooter, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 would well serve those who value the convenience of an auto everything model with few manual features, yet just enough to prevent boredom from setting in.
Compact digital camera built for high quality image capture in a small design profile
The Casio Exilim EX-ZR10 is a compact digital camera built for high quality image capture in a small design profile. The slim body design holds a 12.4 megapixel sensor that can shoot video at high definition 1080p, and at 30 frames per second.
Other than being an outstanding point and shoot camera with a ton of great features and beautiful stunning pictures, the construction quality of the possible lens malfunction, front LCD inaccuracy, and touchscreen in-sensitivity makes my rating not a full five stars. BUT! The picture quality and its great user friendliness definitely makes up for it and it being a dual screen LCD camera makes it great, innovative, and fun.
fun camera, wonderful pics, an EXCELLENT point and shoot... love it. just bought a second!
LOVE this camera. it is small, versatile, very easy to use, innovative (the front lcd screen which shows you the live shot, just like the back screen, is a brilliant idea for self portraits and group shots.... just brilliant), and takes simply EXCELLENT amazingly crisp and sharp pictures. my other point and shoot was a sony with a carl zeiss lens
Budget friendly price tag
Samsung seems to have the Dual View market cornered. These unique models offer a great deal of appeal with features that fit the needs of a wide variety of users; especially for the younger masses. Overall, we enjoyed using the ST700. This model offers competitive image quality and shooting performance, loads of fun exposure modes and filters, along with a competitive price tag of $279 USD or less.
Good image quality
The Samsung ST700 is a very compact digital camera with a one-of-a-kind dual display design. The camera is simple, in terms of physical appearance and operation, and geared at folks who want an easy to use cameraâ? ¦ that also happens to make self-portraits especially easy to compose. The camera doesnâ?? t have any manual controls, which is expected for a camera of this size and price. However, there are plenty of scene modes and shooting effects.
With all that's said and done, how would we rate the ST700? For starters, we liked the user-friendly UI, and Samsung has included quite a few photo filters for unique shots. Together, they create a lighthearted experience for the casual - snap shooter. The front LCD of course is handy for those who wish to take shots of themselves quickly or with friends. What's more, you don't need to wait for a passerby or think twice to ask a passerby to take the shot for you.
Nice build quality
The Samsung ST30 is most suited to families looking for a budget digital compact camera that is easily pocketed for security and convenience without compromising too much on quality. It's got a decent build so if one of the kids gets hold of it and drops it, there's more chance of the camera withstanding the impact. If you're looking for a budget digital compact camera that produces good pictures then this a camera worth looking at.
Good value for money
The Samsung ST30 may not be as feature packed as other cameras, or may not offer as good handling as more expensive cameras, however, the Samsung ST30 (like the Kodak Easyshare Mini) has a number of key qualities that make it appealing for these reasons: It's REALLY small, it's got a really low price, and it looks really cute.
The ST30 provides great value by bringing together an attractive design with a set of market-leading features, providing great images on the move. The ultra compact model really packs a punch, with Smart Auto focus, an internal battery charging system, a 28mm lens and 3x power optical zoom, all contained within the cameraâ?? s fun-sized body.
very nice digital camera
I hand-picked the Canon SD780 IS from the range of Spring 2009 digital cameras, hoping it would be a good performer, as I expect its appearance alone to make it a great seller. We've even see other sites give it a positive review. Though we really like the way the camera works, and at least two of us had it on our short list as our next pocket camera, the fact that it can't exceed the capabilities of the two-year-old 7.1-megapixel Canon SD1000 scuttled our plans.
the SD780 is ready for HDMI output to an HDTV.
ook at the SD780's specs sheet basics â?? 3x zoom, 2.5 inch LCD, tiny viewfinder, and few controls designed to appeal to advanced shooters â?? and its list price of just a shade under $300 looks hard to justify. Shoot with the camera for a little while, though, and you'll quickly figure out that this is a device that proves to be much more than the sum of its parts.
pictures more fun and enjoyable
This camera produces images that rival that of larger more expensive digicams, and offers AF performance that leaves many of them in the dust as well. I was slightly disappointed that the burst mode was slower than its predecessor (I achieved 1fps compared to the SD770's 1.6fps), however I don't see too many of the consumers that buy this camera using that feature often. Plus, they added a high-quality 720p HD movie mode, so who needs a burst mode on a camera this small anyway.
This is however in-line with most other compacts offering HD movies, and of course results in more manageable file sizes, not to mention easier playback.
Much of the appeal of the IXUS 100 IS / SD780 IS of course lies with its physical build and appearance. See it in the flesh and itâ??s a real head-turner, and the first model weâ??ve tested in a long while to attract admiring comments from almost everyone who saw it. The camera really is very small with a smart finish and total absence of sharp corners, ensuring itâ??ll never dig uncomfortably into your hands or pockets. It simply looks and feels great.
The Canon Powershot SD780 IS distinguishes itself by being one of the slimmest ultra-compacts and by its HD movie-mode (720p). The remainder of its specifications are quite simple: a 12 megapixels sensor with ISO up to 1600 and a minimal 3X optical zoom lens. Given that few such smaller cameras do HD, the SD780 is work a look.
Canon has taken the concept of a fashionable, easy-to-use point-and-shoot that also performs well and knocked it out of the park. The PowerShot SD780 IS is sure to turn heads and keep casual photograpers happy with its image quality and fun features, though you donâ??t get much in the way of manual controls.
us a nice, sharp picture
This is a compact that will sell just because of its ultra portable size, but there's no denying the fact that the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS is much more than just a pocket-friendly smooth talker. Most other tiny compacts in this class can walk the walk, but they can't back it up with a solid image performance, or great features.
Images are good, colors are realistic.
Casio. For a certain segment of photographers, the Exilim EX-FS10 from Casio is going to be a great camera, thanks to its high-speed capabilities, both with video and still images. If my Casio Exilim EX-FS10 review was written solely for that segment of photographers, this camera would receive a very high rating. However, this Casio EX-FS10 review is written for all types of photographers, especially beginners, and this camera doesn't quite stack up for those photographers.
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