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Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - 4193B001

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Huge 3.5-Inch LCD With Touch Panel Technology/ 14.1 Megapixel Resolution/ 24MM Ultra Wide-Angle Lens/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ 720p HD Movie Shooting Capability/ Smart AUTO Feature/ Smart Shutter Technology/ Black Finish
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Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - SD3500ISBLACK

The Ease of Touch.
Touch. It's always been the heart of communication. Simply put your finger to the brilliant 3.5-inch wide PureColor System Touch Panel LCD screen, and the versatile excellence of the Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Digital ELPH is at your command. Naturally, a camera this smart and intuitive knows a few things about style. Color gleams, while smooth curves reveal a definite edge. Touch the future!

Features:

  • Next-generation huge 3.5-inch LCD with Touch Panel Technology that allows customization of touch screen icons and touch AF/AE.
  • 14.1 Megapixel resolution will generate high quality 16.5" x 23.4" prints.
  • Capture sweeping landscapes and tall buildings with a 24mm ultra Wide-Angle Lens, and 5x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer.
  • 720p HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output connector for easy playback of video and photos on your HDTV.
  • Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 22 predefined shooting situations.
  • Bring creativity to your photos with new scene modes such as Miniature Effect and Fisheye Effect. Plus Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations.
  • New Smart Shutter technology automatically takes a picture when the subject smiles or winks.

Package Content:

  • PowerShot SD3500 IS Digital ELPH Body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC10
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400

Specifications:

Type of Camera

  • Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical/4x Digital/20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Image Capture Device

  • Type: 14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 14.5 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 14.1 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal Length: 4.3 (W) - 21.5 (T) mm (35mm equivalent: 24 - 120mm)
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • Focusing Range:
    • Normal: 2.0 in./5 cm - infinity, 3.0 ft./90cm (T) - infinity
    • Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft./5 - 50cm (W) - infinity
  • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus

Viewfinder & Monitor

  • Viewfinder: N/A
  • LCD Monitor: 3.5-inch LCD with wide viewing angle and Touch Panel Technology
  • LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
  • Shutter Speed:
    • 1-1/3000 sec.
    • 15-1/3000 sec. (Total shutter speed range); Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3 - 15 sec.
      • Shutter speeds differ depending on the shooting mode
      • Shutter speeds available in Long Shutter: 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (unit: sec.)

Exposure Control

  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
    • * Camera automatically sets the optical ISO speed according to the shooting mode and subject brightness. The ISO speed also varies according to subject movement and camera shake when the shooting mode is set in Auto.
  • Light Metering Method: Evaluative*, Center-Weighted average, Spot**
    • * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
    • ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
  • Exposure Control Method: Program AE; i-Contrast; AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

  • White Balance Control: Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    • *Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.

Flash

  • Built-in Flash: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
  • Flash Range: 1.6 - 11 ft./50cm - 3.5m (W), 3.0 - 6.6 ft./90cm - 2.0m (T)
    • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
  • Recycling Time: 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes: Auto*, P, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Smart Shutter*, Low Light, Color Accent, Color Swap, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Creative Light Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie
    • *Automatically detects shooting scene
    • **Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Detection Self-timer
  • Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom*
    • * Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.
  • Self-Timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 10 sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
    • *Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in 1-second increments) 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in 1-shot increments) can be specified.
  • Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec (approx. 2.7 shots/sec. in Low Light)

Image Storage

  • Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card
  • File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • Image Compression: Normal, Fine
  • JPEG Compression Mode
    • Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
    • Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))
  • Number of Recording Pixels:
    • Still Image: 4,320 x 3,240 (Large), 3,456 x 2,592 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4,320 x 2,432 (Widescreen), 2,144 x 1,608 (Low Light)
    • Movie: Movie: HD 1,280 x 720 (30 fps available up to 10 min. or 4GB per clip), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 60 minutes or 4GB per clip

Playback Specifications

  • Playback Modes File
    • Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
    • Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Transition Effects (3 types), Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Index (4 - 130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, i-Contrast
    • Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Resume
      • * Auto settings available in 5 levels.
      • ** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.

Erasing Specifications

  • Still Image: Select image, select all images (all filtered images)
  • Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Interfaces

  • Computer Interface: Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio, and video*) HDMI (HDMITM mini connector)
    • * mini-B compatible.
  • Video Out: NTSC/PAL (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio, and video)
  • Audio Out: Monaural
  • Other: SD Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Supply

  • Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)
  • Shooting Capacity: Approx. 220 shots*
    • *LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
  • Playback Time: Approx. 5 hours.
    • * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Physical Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10-90%

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.2"
  • Width: 3.91"
  • Depth: 0.87"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.35 lbs
  • Shipping: 5 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.2"
Width (inches)3.91"
Depth (inches)0.87"
Optical Zoom5X
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.3 (W) - 21.5 (T) mm (35mm equivalent: 24 - 120mm)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5"
LCD TypeTouch Panel LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2-sec., 10-sec.
Shutter Speed1 - 1/3000 sec 15 - 1/3000 sec.
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card
Power SourceRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-6L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (optional)
White BalanceAuto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.3

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Large clear LCD (29)
  • Nice features/settings (29)
  • Lightweight/portable (27)
  • Simple controls/menu (24)

Cons

  • Poor image quality (6)
  • Poor low-light performance (4)
  • Complicated controls/menu (3)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Camera

    I purchased this camera for the purpose of taking it on a 2 week trip to Alaska. This camera was an outstanding choice. Compact, lightweight, easy to use and very good quality all...Read complete review

    I purchased this camera for the purpose of taking it on a 2 week trip to Alaska. This camera was an outstanding choice. Compact, lightweight, easy to use and very good quality all in one package for a great price. People who are giving this camera bad reviews simply don't know how to use it correctly. I took all my pics at full resolution and also took plenty of HD videos, most of which were in flight, both in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. The camera performed flawlessly. Upon arriving back home from my trip, I looked at the pictures and videos on a 65" plasma television and they looked amazing. Don't be afraid to buy this camera, it's very good.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Surprisingly Disappointing Camera

    I have had several Canon SD cameras over the past years and have loved them - took thousands and thousands of photos with no issues, bought them as gifts for others, and recommended them...Read complete review

    I have had several Canon SD cameras over the past years and have loved them - took thousands and thousands of photos with no issues, bought them as gifts for others, and recommended them to everyone I know. I unfortunately had my latest, the SD950, which I was very pleased with, fall into a glass of water while in the middle of nowhere - no remedial help to be gotten. I thought the SD3500 would be a great camera to replace it, and I was WRONG. This camera takes very fuzzy photos most of the time and is very slow to respond, which makes it difficult to capture the grandkids in motion. There is no crispness in the photos, which I've come to expect from Canons. I've owned it now for just about a year, and I tend to drag my large SLR with me rather than depend on the 3500, which sort of defeats the purpose of owning it. And I'm not a big fan of having all the settings on-screen - I could do a lot of changing by touch and keep my eye on the photo ops, and that's no longer true. I keep looking at the new Canons to replace this one, but I'm hesitant to jump in and get one. For every great review, I read one that talks about poor image quality. Since I do a lot of print work with my photos, I need great image quality. Don't know what I'm going to do... Because of the loyalty I've always felt for Canon cameras, I'm dragging my feet about looking at other brands. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get the right camera with this next purchase.

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    5.0

    Overall Canon's Best Yet

    By MickieG

    from Greater Los Angeles Area

    Pros

    • Bright LCD
    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Excellent Image Quality
    • fast f stop 2.8
    • Good battery life
    • good low-light performance
    • lightweight/portable
    • Nice features/settings
    • Simple controls/menu

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        There are many Canon SD Series Elph Cameras to ponder. But it was simply a toss up between this fine camera, and the Elph 500hs. But I wanted the larger LCD screen for playback, videos and love that the F stop is 2.8 vs. other models. In addition, the true Wide Angle format is superb. All touch screen is really nice and the future for most electronic devices. This is my third SD Elph camera and all are still excellent quality. Canon by far as great reliable products. For those less knowledgeable regarding features: Its important to have lower F Stop for low light situations. And the other factor is the lens going from Wide Angle to Tele. 24mm Lens is great to have, to capture group shots of family , friends and what the naked eye captures. The HDMI output is also great for sharing proud pictures and videos directly to the Widescreen HDTV . This is a great camera with no complaints here.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        So-So Camera

        By manila hobo

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Good battery life
        • lightweight/portable
        • Nice features/settings
        • Simple controls/menu

        Cons

        • Poor image quality
        • poor low-light performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          The camera takes disappointing quality pictures. I have owned many Canon cameras in the past years and this one has the worst quality pics. My old Canon a95 with 5 megapixels and Canon a480 with 10 megapixels shot photos that looked brilliant compared to this camera. Even my old G3 had better looking images. The photos are flat, grainy, and just plain uninspiring. On the pro side, the LCD is awesome and the touch settings are fun to use. The video is also awesome. If it weren't for the video, I would give up on this camera.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Worse Canon I have owned

          By Smitty

          from Pittburgh, Pa

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Difficult to use
          • Dim LCD
          • Poor image quality
          • poor low-light performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            I have owned 3 Canon digital cameras and two other brands. While I love Canon, I really dislike this camera and I am so sorry that I purchased it. It is difficult to hold this camera still while trying to use the touchscreen. Not only was it more expensive than other models that I have purchased, it did not perform near as well. Half the photos are dark, even in good light situations. I sell on eBay and take hundreds of close-ups a week. You cannot use the zoom on this camera for close-ups of fine details; everything is blurry. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, I would not recommend this camera.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Our favorite camera!!

            By badbrt

            from La Farge,Wis

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • good low-light performance
            • lightweight/portable
            • Nice features/settings

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                My wife got it for me on fathers day and we absolutely love it!! No problems or whims as of yet. Takes even better pics than our bigger Canon powershot! All around awsome camera!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Touch Screen Stubborn

                By Cherie

                from OK

                Pros

                • Bright LCD
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • lightweight/portable
                • Nice features/settings

                Cons

                • Complicated controls/menu
                • Short battery life
                • touch action doesn't work

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                  I love the camera after I read the entire manual (which I printed) and learned more about using it. It was a little frustrating until I did this. I bought it about a month ago and practiced taking immaterial pictures while reading the manual. There is one feature that I want to use, however, that refuses to work--setting touch actions. The touch actions are set, but camera will not perform the action when you touch the screen in desired path. I may take it back to the store to see if something is wrong with the SD3500 IS. Since I have only had it a month, they may replace it if they can not make it work either. Unfortunately, the clerks at the store where I purchased it are not knowledgable about the different cameras. Also, I don't think the Calibration works! I am happy with the pictures I have taken so far! It seems to be a good camera for the price if I can get these two feature fixed!

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Terrible touch-screen interface

                  By canon devotee

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Image Quality
                  • lightweight/portable

                  Cons

                  • Complicated controls/menu
                  • Difficult to use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                    The SD 3500 IS is, I think, my 6th Canon Powershot camera. Unfortunately, it is the one that I most dislike. The touch-screen interface is terrible. It is slow and difficult to select options. I have liked all of my other Powershot cameras. I strongly recommend against purchasing this camera. Canon's Powershot line is great but this camera represents an unfortunate deviation for Canon. I am saving up for a newer Canon and I will NOT get a touchscreen!

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this camera dispite an initial problem

                    By Peter

                    from Houston, TX

                    Pros

                    • Bright LCD
                    • Easy to use
                    • Excellent Image Quality
                    • Good battery life
                    • good low-light performance
                    • lightweight/portable
                    • Nice features/settings
                    • Simple controls/menu

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                        I am extremely happy with this model dispite an initial problem that required me to return the original camera after only 26 pictures to the dealer who replaced it. The problem was with the electronics with the touch screen...none of the setting would respond. I now am back into the new replacement camera and have really enjoyed it. I have had 4-5 Canon cameras, including an early Rebel, and this one is truly exciting with the large screen and the 14 mega pixel capabilities. I do not have any "Cons".

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Camera for its Price Range

                        By Summer

                        from Los Angeles

                        Pros

                        • Bright LCD
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to use
                        • Excellent Image Quality
                        • Good battery life
                        • good low-light performance
                        • lightweight/portable
                        • Nice features/settings

                        Cons

                        • Complicated controls/menu

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                          Image quality is amazing. Fairly easy to use for casual picture-takers. It makes taking pictures funner.

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                          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Camera

                          By Barb

                          from California

                          Pros

                          • Bright LCD
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to use
                          • Excellent Image Quality
                          • Good battery life
                          • good low-light performance
                          • lightweight/portable
                          • Nice features/settings
                          • Simple controls/menu

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                              This camera is easy to carry, takes great pictures, the different touch settings is great. My only complaint I can't see very well in the LCD because of the glare. Out side it is really bad.

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                              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great camera!

                              By smiley

                              from minnesota

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to use
                              • Excellent Image Quality
                              • lightweight/portable
                              • Nice features/settings
                              • Simple controls/menu

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                                  I didnt know anything about cameras when I began looking, I have heard nothing but good about cannon cameras. I wanted a easy to use, good camera. So far I love the zoom, the image quailty and the fact that this camera works for people that dont know much, but the basics of taking pictures. I would recommend this camera to people who want good pictures, quailty and style!

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