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Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2019
I see I'm not the only one who has issues with this camera. I know it's a point and shoot - nothing fancy - but geez I expected better from Canon. No matter what I do, photos come out blurry and low quality. Decent photos are a fluke. My old Olympus camera was much better. Incredibly disappointed...terrible camera...terrible...
My previous camera was an IXUS 40. It has lasted about 10 years; the case was metal and it was well built and never let me down so I thought I would get another IXUS to replace it. This one has a plastic case and seems rather flexible so the quality is not like it used to be. Also there is no view finder anymore which I found useful in sun like conditions when the screen cannot be seen easily. So far the picture quality seems to be OK although it does not seem a lot better than the old IXUS 40 which only had less than half the number of pixels. Cannot see this camera lasting like the last one although on the positive side it is quite a bit lighter.
This is a nice simple, compact camera, with decent photo quality. Unfortunately, it can only be charged via the (supplied) battery charger, which is rather bulky, not via USB, which makes charging on-the-go impossible. I bought this camera to use on lengthy hikes, at home and abroad, and am used to recharging with a power bank. For charging abroad, the supplied charger will be useless. Although USB battery chargers are available (separately), they are rather bulky to be carrying around in my pack.
Build quality seems good, image quality is quite acceptable for a camera that fits into a pocket and is easy to carry around. Screen image image is bright enough except for very sunny conditions and of course there is no viewfinder, it doesn't come with a USB cable and the camera has a mini B socket so the one from most devices will not fit. Battery has to be removed and charged in its own cradle so you can't charge it on the go from a USB outlet so you need to keep an eye on how much power is left. Special settings such as exposure control and filter are useful and if you don't leave it to start on auto then your preferred settings are still there on restart. One small niggle is that the settings buttons are quite small and fiddly. I found this a far superior camera to the Sony DCSW800 that I tried for a couple of days before sending back.
Bought to replace an aging Samsung pocket camera. Picture quality pretty good (I've never had a problem with Canon cameras ). Rear screen could be better. All the usual functions you'd expect, it's pretty much point and shoot which is what I bought it for. Light and easy to carry. It's a shame there's not a slip case or something included in the package. 8x Zoom is ok - if you want 15/20/25 X zoom then buy a bridge camera or spend £100's more.
One big letdown - charging. You have to remove the battery from the camera to charge it in the separate charger. I'd like to see the AV out socket replaced, or at least supplemented, with a USB socket so that you can top the battery up with your phone charger or power bank. As it is you need to pack the camera's charger, the mains lead and possibly a continental adaptor in your luggage adding a little extra weight and inconvenience.
to all one can do with it, too many instructions puts one off. I am trying to work out how to get rid of a camera full of all the pictures in one go that seem to have gone back onto it and slowing it down. Size good for pocket,, once set up on computer normally uploads ok, find it a pain re setting the date as i do not want date on my photos so got rid of it and now each listing is now showing 2021 on my computer and i have to alter that to 2020 October etc. Like the rechargable battery compared to years ago and heavy eating into normal batteries.