Canon Powershot SD3500

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

The Bad Slow shooting performance.

The Bottom Line 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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
  • Image quality 7.0
7.2 Overall

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Review

Canon Powershot SD3500

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 megapixels and the screen is larger with better resolution. But outside of those core features, the camera is somewhat unremarkable.

Touch-screen models from the likes of Sony, Samsung, and Nikon have generally been more fun to use than some of their non-touch-screen brethren thanks to some interesting touch features. The SD3500 IS just feels like a typical PowerShot with a touch screen. That's probably not enough to stop me from recommending it. However, there are some photo quality issues to consider as well as some slow shooting performance. But if you're patient and your subjects are still and you're not a hypercritical pixel peeper, this camera's not all that bad--just a little boring.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $330
  • Brand Canon
  • Digital Camera Type Ultra compact
  • Weight 5.64 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 14.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 11 mm (1/2.3")
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
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