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Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS / IXUS 210 / IXY 10S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 491 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the responsiveness and screen. The portability and image quality are also appreciated. Many are negative about the contrast and viewfinder, and the flash and value for money get mixed comments.

usability, image quality, portability, screen, responsiveness

shutter, reliability, features, viewfinder, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS / IXUS 210 / IXY 10S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 491 reviews)

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Canon PowerShot SD3500 (pink)

 

Canon's PowerShot SD3500 IS is sort of a follow-up to 2009's SD980 IS in that it has a touch-screen LCD and features the same ultrawide-angle 24mm-equivalent lens with a 5x zoom. This time around, though, the resolution's been bumped up to 14...

Nice design; large touch-screen LCD; Eye-Fi memory card support

Slow shooting performance

The Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS offers up decent photos, touch-screen controls, and an ultrawide-angle lens, but that's pretty much where the excitement ends.

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Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Review

 

The biggest pro was the touch screen, I haven't been a fan of them in the past, but this one was very interactive. 14-megapixels and the 5x zoom made for awesome pictures.

The biggest pro was the touch screen, I haven't been a fan of them in the past, but this one was very interactive. 14-megapixels and the 5x zoom made for awesome pictures ; Cons ; The location of the flash is frustrating, not only did my finger...

The location of the flash is frustrating, not only did my finger continually cover it up, but when getting in close for a macro mode shot, the lens would cast a shadow over the subject ; Bottom Line ; The SD3500 was a great camera to test. I was sold...

The SD3500 was a great camera to test. I was sold on the touch screen and the interactive "bumping" was a fun feature. Image quality and build quality are superb. Read our

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Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Review

 

The Canon SD3500 takes a less-is-more approach and does away with almost all physical controls and buttons in favor of a 3.5-inch touchscreen.

Large 3.5-inch LCD ; Good image quality ; HD 720p video

Expensive for class ; Some overexposure ; Touch LCD can be tricky

Higher sensitivity settings show flat colors, reduced contrast, lots of noise, and fuzzy details. At the ISO 400 setting, noise levels are noticeably higher and there's a (barely) perceptible loss of minor detail. ISO 800 images are noisy, but not as...

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Canon PowerShot SD3500IS Digital Camera Review

 

The PowerShot SD3500IS has a great touch interface, a nice feature set and decent image quality, but it suffers from slow shooting performance.

Great image quality ; Responsive touch screen ; Built-in HDMI output

Slow shooting performance ; Hard to open port doors

The Canon PowerShot SD3500IS is available from Canon's website as well as Amazon.com where it retails for $299.99 in black, silver and pink.

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Canon IXUS 210 / PowerShot SD3500 IS ELPH

 

The Canon IXUS 210, or PowerShot SD3500 IS as it's known in North America, is the company's second touch-screen model, following last year's Digital IXUS 200 IS / SD980 IS. Eagle-eyed Canon spotters may notice the absence of the words 'Digital' and...

Responsive touch-screen controls ; Manual touch focus ; Excellent image quality ; SDXC and Eye-Fi card compatible

Flash performance and slow recycle ; No optical zoom while shooting movies ; Slow continuous shooting

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Canon PowerShot SD3500IS (Canon IXUS 210) Review

 

Optically, the camera is a winner: the lens is a stabilised 5x optical zoom, equivalent to a range of 24-120mm in 35 SLR-talk. Its maximum aperture of f2.8 is useful and will appeal to low light users. The only catch is that, once you zoom out to the...

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"i really loved it!"

 

i miss my camrea very much

it took beautiful pictures especially the macro

high price made me very worrisome

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"A complete disapointment"

 

I have been a big fan of Canon cameras. Owned 2 SLRs, and 6 point and shoot ones in the last 9 years. SD3500 was by far the worst ever purchase made by me. I am saddened to observe a downward quality trend of Canon products. Every camera I bought had...

Cannot not think of any

Terrible picture quality. 4 out 5 photos are out of focus, incorrect WB for indoor shooting, a very long delay for the flash to recharge. And this is almost in every shooting mode: A, P, Portate, indoors, etc.

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A complete disapointment

 

I have been a big fan of Canon cameras. Owned 2 SLRs, and 6 point and shoot ones in the last 9 years. SD3500 was by far the worst ever purchase made by me. I am saddened to observe a downward quality trend of Canon products. Every camera I bought had...

Cannot not think of any

Terrible picture quality. 4 out 5 photos are out of focus, incorrect WB for indoor shooting, a very long delay for the flash to recharge. And this is almost in every shooting mode: A, P, Portate, indoors, etc

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"Great for Real Estate"

 

Great option for Realtors looking for a wide angle lens without spending big bucks.

I needed an affordable camera with a wide angle option for taking pictures of listings. So far it's been a great camera!

None to report as of yet

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/3000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: Yes
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-6L
Battery Type:Canon NB-6L

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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