Very reasonable $300 price for a generous feature set
The SX500 IS is a fine addition to the PowerShot family. It's relatively cheap yet packed with some premium features, and compact yet sturdy. It's also pretty straightforward in terms of control, but features enough options to significantly manipulate your images in-camera. In general, it's a well-rounded and intuitive superzoom.
Compact lightweight body
The PowerShot SX500 IS provides an unbeatable combination of massive zoom range in a compact lightweight body that, for now at least, is unmatched by anyone else. If you want a smaller camera, you'll need to make a compromise on zoom range and if you want a longer zoom range you'll be carrying a bigger, heavier camera.
With PASM exposure modes, Creative filters, and Live Control, the SX500 IS caters for the needs of point-and-shoot casual snappers as well as more demanding photographers.
Compact design despite large zoom
The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is undoubtedly an interesting proposition. Part superzoom and part ultracompact, Canon has managed to engineer a small camera that comes with a powerful 30x optical zoom on the front. Of course, in order to do this Canon has had to make a few compromises; there's no viewfinder for starters, and physical controls have been scaled back to the bare minimum too.
Compact size, Good colour, Manual controls
The compact size and ease of use makes the Canon Powershot SX500 IS appealling although the slow shot to shot times and slow continuous shooting may put some people off, particularly if you want to capture high speed action such as sports. The extremely close focusing distance certainly impressed us, although with the subject so close to the lens, lighting does become an issue.
Big lens, small body
On paper the PowerShot SX500 IS sounds very promising. It's well priced and has that significant 24-720mm equivalent lens with excellent image stabilisation technology too.
Design and operation meet the mark for sure, but the lens and image quality fall short, particularly for a camera such as this.
The PowerShot SX500 IS from Canon is a model that should definitely be on your short list if you're looking for an ultra zoom camera for the upcoming holiday season. Few fixed-lens cameras can match the 30X optical zoom lens that Canon has included with the SX500 IS. Canon included 16MP of resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD, and 720p HD video options with the SX500 IS.
Long zoom, Low price
You get a great lens at a fair price with the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS, but colour fringing on sharp contrasts and noise in images shot at fairly conservative sensitivities disappoint. So long as you don't want to enlarge your images hugely or crop them tightly, you might overlook this and enjoy the versatility of its long zoom and ample resolution.
Practical to handle, clear interface
The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a sort of mini-bridge camera that packs a 30x zoom into a low-cost body. While the lens is OK quality, cost-saving cuts tarnish the final package - this camera can be frustratingly slow and is incapable of correcting chromatic aberration, for example. It also struggles a bit in low light and the video mode could be better.
Even at lower image sizes the pictures you take are sharp and have good depth
The Canon PowerShot SX500-IS is another in the range from Canon, this one on a cursory glance could be confused with a small DSLR unit, it is however a digital unit with excellent zoom as well as other features making it almost a bridge unit.
Love the Canon Powershot A2600
I found the Canon Powershot A2600 so easy to use with on screen menu. I was able to use it right out of the box, then I just played with it for a little bit and I was able to figure it all out. So if your looking for a good camera that takes good pictures this is the one.
Oh and the battery life is great, the kids always view the pictures right off the camera and I know on my Olympus camera that would just drain the ife right out battery.
Decent image quality, Metal body
For those in the market for a budget compact camera, the Canon PowerShot A2600 is going to appeal. Available for just £80, it has decent enough image quality and a well built metal body that looks stylish in any of the colours it is available in. There are a few cons; short battery life, slow continuous shooting and the lack of optical image stabilisation, but these are perfectly acceptable for this price.
Pocketable point and shoot
Let's face it: For under $150, you're not going to be getting a camera that stays in your family from generation to generation. However, if you're looking to grab a basic camera on the cheap, the Canon PowerShot A2600 is definitely worth checking out. It struggles with action and low-light shots, but it's much better than your average smartphone camera (and can be found for around $100 online).
Excellent video quality
I bought this just to have a point & shoot still camera for my vacation. I bought it because it was bright blue & uses the type of card I liked. It worked fine. Didn't think too much one way or the other. (I couldn't figure out all the settings, but I didn't try too long either)
My friends & I decided to make a video & I said I'll bring my camera and act as the VJ (I'm camera shy). I had no idea how good the picture was until I transferred it to my computer. I was literally shocked.
In this price point, image quality is above average
The good news is that Canon has been steadily dropping the price on the PowerShot ELPH 115, which means that if you shop around, you may be able to find it for quite a bit below the MSRP. In that case, the ELPH 115's drawbacks are much easier to deal with for a beginning photographer.
Good point-and-shoot entry level camera
Sure this is not the best camera in the world. I definitely knew it when I bought the camera. BUT, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of pictures I shot.
If you're like me (not a pro) and looking for a budget point-and-shoot camera taking family photos and events, mostly shoot in daylight or good lighting, I'd definitely recommend it, taking into account its price tag of $99 - just about right.
Eco mode extends battery life, Low price
The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image quality and performance and it's features like stabilisation, Wifi and screen size that set them apart.
The only point and shot pocket camera with a viewfinder
Being able to use the view finder and turning off the back screen saves batteries. If you do need to change batteries this camera uses standard AAs that are available everywhere. The 5x zoom is great and more adaptable than a phone or tablet camera. The size of the camera is great. Fits in a pocket with ease.
With a very nice touch screen, a well-designed body, and excellent photo quality
While it provides one of the best touch-screen experiences in its class and the compact body is quite comfortable to shoot with, the Canon EOS M's disappointing performance and blah feature set make it less attractive than competitors.
Touch-screen interface, Full 1080p HD Movie mode
In conclusion it is the picture quality that counts however, and we were pleasantly surprised and impressed with the output from the EOS M. If you want EOS quality, yet from a smaller form factor, whilst not perfect in every single regard (and which "first attempt" ever is?), this camera can deliver.
Small size, High-build quality
Despite being very late to the CSC market, Canon has managed to produce a camera that isn't too far off the pace in many respects, and it should give the Nikon J2 a serious run for its money.
Thanks to the combination of the 18MP APS-C format CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor and the high-quality EF-M 18-55mm kits lens, the M is capable of producing superb quality images that even outperform those taken on the Canon 650D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II mounted.
Responsive touchscreen interface
The Canon EOS M is one of the most capable and easy to use CSCs we've tested. It's also a very well specified camera, with plenty to keep both entry-level and more experienced users happy. Image quality is some of the best we've yet seen in a CSC and certainly a match for many DSLRs. What really sets the EOS M apart from its rivals though is the fantastically responsive touchscreen interface, which is by some distance the best in its class.
Image quality is DSLR-matching
The Canon EOS M delivers on the image quality front, but is otherwise ultimately a let down. It's late to the compact system camera game and fails to offer anything truly special. It's expensive, autofocus is a step behind its competitors, it's not possible to add an electronic viewfinder, there's no built-in flash and the new EF-M lens mount only offers two current lenses. No word of a future lenses map as yet either.
Theoretically better image quality
Though it isn't immediately obvious that this is a touch screen model until you discover that a flick of finger and thumb will enlarge a portion of an image as on your phone, the sense here is that Canon, rather than deliver a breakthrough product has competently delivered enough to get it in the game, with real innovation to follow.
Very easy to use for beginner photographers
Looking for SLR-like image quality in a compact body? The EOS M offers the best of both worlds, with the added benefit of interchangeable lenses. However, its sluggish autofocus may deter point-and-shoot upgraders.
Suffice to say, the EOS M had so much potential to disrupt the ILC market. Unfortunately, it doesn't stand out enough for us to wholeheartedly recommend it over other, more nippy models in its class.
Delivers razor sharp pics
If we've an overriding sense that comes from using the 18 megapixel EOS M it is that Canon has delivered a well-built, competent product without it being one that is especially breakthrough or overtly exciting.
There's no built in Wi-Fi, nor is there news that Canon is developing its own range of 'apps' with which to customise the camera or its output, for example.
Delivers excellent photo quality
A lot of people think that Canon's missing out by lagging in its ILC development--and it is. The G1 X targets a growing part of the market, composed of people who don't really care about changing lenses and just want better photo quality. But, ironically, its disappointing lens makes a better case for getting an ILC in this price segment than for buying this fixed-lens option.
Gigantic 1.5-inch CMOS sensor
Rarely do we see such an expensive, specialized camera make its way to the fixed-lens market. At $800, the Canon PowerShot G1 X should appeal exclusively to intermediate and advanced photographers. Photographers who let's face it - probably own a DSLR already. So the question becomes, does the G1 X succeed as a companion camera, a backup model for situations when size and weight are important? The dense body is still quite a bit larger than most compact cameras, far too big for a pocket.
Excellent photo quality
If you've got $800 burning a hole in your pocket and want a semi-compact camera with D-SLR image quality, then look no further than the Canon PowerShot G1 X. It's not for action photography (due to its sluggish focusing and burst modes) nor is it great for close-ups, but for virtually every other situation, the G1 X delivers.
Excellent image quality
If you want an all-in-one fixed-lens camera that offers a tried and trusted user interface, excellent image quality, full HD video and a versatile screen, the Canon Powershot G1 X is easy to recommend. Whether it offers enough to justify its high price tag compared to cameras with bigger sensors or interchangeable lenses is entirely up to you.
Superb image quality. Essentially matches 18 Mpixel APS-C DSLRs
The Canon PowerShot G1 X is very much a camera of two personalities. On the happy side is superb image quality which matches - and in some cases slightly exceeds - what you can expect from Canon's 18 Megapixel EOS DSLRs, but in a much more portable body with an excellent articulated screen and flash hotshoe.
Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities
The G1 X is an excellent camera for some but not for everyone. If you are aware of its shortcomings, such as the sluggish AF, limited close-focusing capability or lack of manual control in video, and think you can live with them, the Canon gives you great image quality and a versatile zoom range in a small package and without the need to carry a stack of lenses.
Very good picture quality for their class
If you're looking for an easy-to-use camera to slip in your pocket before you go out to an event or a walk around town, the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is a safe choice. It might not be the fastest camera or the best deal, but you'll get reliably good results leaving it in auto. However, I can't recommend getting the A2300; the cost savings isn't worth giving up optical image stabilization.
Slim and portable
For a little over a hundred and fifty bucks, you could do a lot worse than the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS. Whether a manufacturer is designing an entry-level point-and-shoot like this one, or a high-end professional grade DSLR, we appreciate attention to the target audience. Design of the A2400 is at least self-aware, and in this sense it's is a strong addition to the low end.This little camera's performance is quite excellent in some ways.
Images have really good colour reproduction
The A2400 IS is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook. Detail isn't good enough for large prints, but there are a number of creative modes available to help you take unique pictures. The camera is also easy to use, with built-in help guides if you do get stuck.
Very easy to use with Smart AUTO feature and help screens
If you're primarily worried about two things in a beginner-level digital camera -- a low price and good image quality -- the PowerShot A2400 from Canon may be a perfect camera for you. It can be found for less than $150, and my PowerShot A2400 review shows a model that shoots pretty good photos.
Nice-looking LCD display
The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is a fairly simple camera that's well suited for the casual photographer as it offers above average image quality. For those willing to explore their artistic side, the camera has many effects and filters. The design of the camera itself could be better and battery life is short, but in all it's a decent point-and-shoot.
Handles noise extremely well
The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is priced at 7,995 and its younger sibling without image stabilization, the A2300 costs 1,000 less. Unless you're restricted by budget, it's wiser to go in for the A2400 IS because image stabilization yields steady hand-held shots at low shutter speeds. Also, panning and movement while recording videos is a lot smoother with IS activated. Considering the feature set and the overall performance, the A2400 IS is good value for money.
Big 3-inch LCD, Optical image stabilization
Smartphones are the new snapshot cameras for most people, but some folks still prefer a standalone point-and-shoot camera (they tend to occupy an older demographic). Canon still sees some value in offering those potential buyers plenty of affordable, easy-to-use options, including a model the PowerShot A3400 IS - one of a half-dozen new entry-level cameras this year.
Image quality is great, Colours are punchy and bold
At just £120, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS is a great little camera. There are areas that could be better such as the battery door and small zoom but there are reasons for it and to keep the price low, there has to be some sacrifices somewhere. This is a nice little compact to hide away in a pocket while you go for a day out or on holiday. It goes unnoticed until it's needed and takes cracking pictures when it's needed.
Small and slim, light and sleek
The PowerShot A3400 IS is the only A series PowerShot to offer a touch-screen. Canon isn't the only, or even the first manufacturer with a touch screen model in this price bracket, but few of its competitors can match the good looks, feature set, ease of operation and creative control that the A3400 IS provides.
Good creative modes, Images have really good colour reproduction
The A3400 IS is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook. Detail isn't good enough for large prints, but there are a number of creative modes available to help you take unique pictures. The camera is also easy to use, with built-in help guides if you do get stuck.
Handles sunlight well
The camera is priced in India at a street price of Rs.9,695. This camera looks really good and does not resemble a camera priced in the sub-Rs.10,000 category. As for the features, the touch sensitive screen can be a useful addition as one can find accessibility through the interface quick and simple. When it comes to the performance, the camera does well in outdoor shots. However, the shots indoors were not that great.
Slow shot-to-shot times and poor high ISO performance
The Canon A4000 IS is as about as simple a point-and-shoot as it gets. With little in the way of flashy design, headline-grabbing features, or manual control, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the camera wasn't capable of great images. In great lighting conditions, however, the A4000 IS is a sterling performer.
Nice compact frame with durable metal construction
The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS really impressed us for a camera sporting a $199 USD price tag. This camera comes loaded with some appealing features, however not every bell and whistle you'd find on a 2012 digicam; namely full HD video. With excellent image quality, class standard shooting performance, and a proven Smart Auto exposure system, the A4000 would make a great choice for those wanting a compact and easy to use camera that snaps great photos; without breaking the bank.
8x optical zoom
We got a lot of pleasure from the little Canon PowerShot A4000 IS. It's a digital compact that works well as a day tripper camera - something to throw in a bag pocket or slip in a coat before setting out with the family. The wide-angle lens will help capture those vistas while the 8x optical zoom should provide adequate coverage to afford you the luxury of not having to walk places. The menu has always been easy to use on a Canon digital compact camera and the A4000 IS is no different.
Slim metal body, Simple to use
The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS faces some stiff competition from other entry-level cameras. It might be smaller and lighter and offer a larger LCD than its nearest rival, the Nikon Coolpix S6300, but in terms of key specifications, the Nikon has the Canon beat.
With the Coolpix S6300, you get higher resolution movies (1080p vs 720p), a bigger zoom (10x vs 8x), a wider lens (25mm vs 28mm) and a much longer battery life (230 shots vs 175 shots).
Excellent macro mode
The Canon Powershot A4000 IS is a stylish compact camera, with an 8x optical zoom lens and image stabilisation packed into a very compact metal body. The Canon Powershot A4000 IS' strengths lie in its image quality, with excellent colour, exposure, and good levels of detail. Macro performance is also very good for a compact camera. Although chromatic abberations and purple fringing can be seen in areas of high contrast.
Budget price point
The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is an affordable compact camera with a decent enough 8x optical zoom range and lens-based image stabilisation. However competitors cameras provide that little bit more for the money: bigger zooms and better battery life being two key points. The A4000 isn't bad for a budget snapper, but then it's not good either, especially when compared to its nearest competitors.
Response times are below average
For a beginner-level camera with a sub-$200 price point, it's not really surprising to see that the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a pretty good camera when shooting outdoors in good light and tends to struggle when shooting indoors in low light. Those types of pluses and minuses are pretty common with a beginner-level camera.
Image Stabilisation for stills and video
You get quite a lot for your money with the Canon Powershot A4000 IS. If you only plan to make small sized prints or share your photos on the Internet you may not see a great deal of difference between the photos taken with this camera and those taken with other models available at around the same price. What you might notice is that the pictures have a touch more clarity. This is likely to become more evident if you make larger prints.
Compact design, Accurate colour reproduction
The Canon PowerShot A4000 IS is a very compact camera that's easy to use, with dedicated help screens for beginners. It features a high resolution and a long zoom but there's more noise in the results than there ought to be, and some light streaking in movies. While very well priced, spending a little more would pay dividends.
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