Canon SD3500 IS overview
Canon SD3500 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first released on February of 2010. The camera features a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240. The camera is also known as "IXUS 210 / IXY 10S" in some regions.
The SD3500 IS is positioned #118 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #936 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your custom factors.
The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon SD3500 IS history
The Canon SD3500 IS is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list underneath.
Canon SD3500 IS Gallery
You can look at the SD3500 IS from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon SD3500 IS Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Canon SD3500 IS based on criterias which are typically viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Canon SD3500 IS Sensor features
The Canon SD3500 IS houses the Digic 4 chip. The sensor specification in the Canon SD3500 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the SD3500 IS's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The SD3500 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon SD3500 IS dimensions
Canon SD3500 IS weighs in at 0.35 lbs (160g or 5.64 ounces) & has external dimensions of 99mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Canon SD3500 IS is on par as compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Canon SD3500 IS next to a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the SD3500 IS.
Canon SD3500 IS Lens features
The SD3500 IS comes with a built in lens offering a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be significant however it will definitely be valuable in some scenarios.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 and that is really sluggish and not good for low light circumstances and you will likely find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to up your ISO setting giving you noisy shots. For the long end, 120mm comes with f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you might have to set slower shutter speeds.
Canon SD3500 IS Connectivity
The SD3500 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy files and at times adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Canon SD3500 IS Video features
The maximum video quality in the Canon SD3500 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can record in H.264 file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should try to get at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone port which means that you have got absolutely no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to shop for a different model if you require better audio for your videos.
Canon SD3500 IS Weather Sealing
Canon SD3500 IS doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions can ruin the camera.
Canon SD3500 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon SD3500 IS features a 3.5" fixed display having a resolution of 460k dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you can set focus points as well as change settings with your fingers.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specifications for Canon SD3500 IS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be rather valuable.
Canon SD3500 IS Shutter features
Canon SD3500 IS continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/3000 sec.
Canon SD3500 IS Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon SD3500 IS comes with just built in flash without external flash ability.
Canon SD3500 IS Autofocus features
Canon SD3500 IS comes with only Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Canon SD3500 IS has no manual focus. Manual focus ability is good for low light occasions or you want to have more accurate control on depth of field.
Canon SD3500 IS Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest possible (470) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the best battery life:
Canon SD3500 IS for different forms of photography
The following bar chart gives a analysis of the Canon SD3500 IS for different forms of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon SD3500 IS
The Canon SD3500 IS has a points tally of 29 which is dreadful, and means the camera is just not very good for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the capability to use external flash.
Canon SD3500 IS Street photography advice
Getting a average rating of 57, the Canon SD3500 IS is reasonably suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon SD3500 IS Sports photography highlights
A dreadful sports photography points total of 35 means the Canon SD3500 IS is just not very good for shooting sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon SD3500 IS
Size is super critical in selecting a travel camera. All round, the Canon SD3500 IS gets a nice 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent option to buy for your travels.
Landscape photography with Canon SD3500 IS
For anybody who is planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon SD3500 IS at it's dreadful rating of 42 for a landscape camera is just not very good amongst its competition.
Canon SD3500 IS Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving display, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon SD3500 IS is just not very good for vlogging as it delivers a dreadful rating of 31.
Canon SD3500 IS Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the SD3500 IS, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below gives you an overview of the SD3500 IS compared to it's highest scoring competitors listed earlier.
Following are several cameras you might look into as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.