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Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Brown Digital Camera w/ 3.2 inch Touch Screen

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and image quality. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the features and battery. Reviews about the viewfinder and zoom are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, low-light

shutter, battery, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Brown Digital Camera w/ 3.2 inch Touch Screen is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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good so far, but more experience needed

 

We bought this camera for size, ease of use and video. We've only experimented a little, but it seems to take good pictures. The video quality isn't as good as we were hoping for. It may take some practice to make smooth video clips. And we haven't...

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Nice Body Color ; Short Lag Time ; Small / Compact

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good so far, but more experience needed

 

We bought this camera for size, ease of use and video. We've only experimented a little, but it seems to take good pictures. The video quality isn't as good as we were hoping for. It may take some practice to make smooth video clips. And we haven't...

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Nice Body Color ; Short Lag Time ; Small / Compact

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It is a good buy

 

A good value for the money.

Easy To Use ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Small / Compact

Limited Zoom

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Consumer review by:

It is a good buy

 

A good value for the money.

Easy To Use ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Small / Compact

Limited Zoom

Consumer review by:

Praise for elph 500 camera

 

an excellent point and shoot camera for the casual photographer

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Short Lag Time ; Small / Compact

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Praise for elph 500 camera

 

an excellent point and shoot camera for the casual photographer

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Short Lag Time ; Small / Compact

Consumer review by:

Go anyware camera

 

I bought this camera to use when I didn't want to carry my Canon Rebel with a 18-200+ zoom. I went on a trip 4 days after receiving the camera and I was extreamly satisified when I downloaded the pictures to my computer. Fantastic pictures for such a...

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Large Clear LCD ; Nice Body Color ; Short Lag Time ; Small / Compact

Consumer review by:

Go anyware camera

 

I bought this camera to use when I didn't want to carry my Canon Rebel with a 18-200+ zoom. I went on a trip 4 days after receiving the camera and I was extreamly satisified when I downloaded the pictures to my computer. Fantastic pictures for such a...

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Large Clear LCD ; Nice Body Color ; Short Lag Time ; Small / Compact

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Very good portable camera

 

Optimal combination of image quality, features and portability at reasonable price.

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Nice Body Color ; Small / Compact

Limited Zoom ; No Viewfinder ; Short Battery Life

Consumer review by:

Very good portable camera

 

Optimal combination of image quality, features and portability at reasonable price.

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Good in Low Light ; Nice Body Color ; Small / Compact

Limited Zoom ; No Viewfinder ; Short Battery Life

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