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Do You Own a Canon Camera?

By January 15, 2013

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If you just received a Canon camera over the holidays -- or if you've owned one for quite a while -- please consider sharing your experiences with that camera through a "user review" of a Canon camera.

Although I have a chance to review quite a large number of cameras, I don't have the time or resources to review every Canon camera that's manufactured, so I'm hoping those of you reading this site can post your thoughts on cameras you own, which will help all of the site's readers as they're trying to find great cameras to purchase. Good experiences and bad experiences are both welcomed.

Just click the link below to enter your camera's information, which should require only 3-5 minutes. And, if you own a non-Canon camera, you can find user review forms for other models on the Camera Reviews page.

Canon Camera User Review Form

January 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm
(1) WILLIAM BERL says:

I own a Canon point and shoot. It is about 3-4 years old. I love it. It is used mainly for taking closeups for ebay photos. In the field it is exceptionally good. Draw back is that it is only 4 power optical and 8 mega pixels resolution.
I also used it along with a Kodak EasyShare ZD15 in Egypt. The Kodak was dropped twice and kept on ticking. This Kodak is also used for ebay photos.

January 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm
(2) Tim Zornes says:

I own a Canon SR30IS, I bought it a little before the holidays. I wanted an SLR type camera, but I really didn’t want the price tag that went with it. Enter the SR30IS, with a 35x zoom and 14.1 megapixels, I can take all of the pictures that I want to take from just about anyplace I want to take them. It great for different light, it blows things up as big as a barn with little of no pixelation, and it records video in 780p HD, it’s a great buy for the money and it’s very easy to use.

January 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm
(3) kajarob says:

I bought a Canon 500D last December and love it. Easy to use and the pictures are great. Got myself a B&W UV filter and 200mm lens to go with it and am very pleased with the results they give. Still learning all the basics, and playing round with the exposures and speed.
A great camera and easy to use is my final word lol.

Bob Evans

February 1, 2011 at 9:06 am
(4) John L says:

Bought the Canon S95 last November. My second serious point and shoot – first being a Nikon 5400…i am a DSLR user. Was satisfied with the S95…has all the functions you need…it’s compact…shoots well.

Only one design flaw – the flash pops up on the left upper corner…very awkward since that is where hold the camera…

February 1, 2011 at 11:49 am
(5) Martha Coyne says:

I bought a Canon PowerShot SD1000 Elf 4 or 5 yrs ago. I bought Canon brand because I have had good experience with Canon printers. I went from point/shoot Olympus 35mm. I like the Elf because I can stick it in my pocket and don’t feel encumbered by camera paraphernalia. I think it takes excellent photos just on automatic, which is all I’ve ever used because I’m too lazy to read the instructions for anything else. My son the amateur photographer with all kinds of equipment comments on how good the photos are with the wee Elf. I don’t know that I will upgrade soon but if I do it will be another Canon Elf. The only problem with this older version is the slower shutter time and correcting that would probably be the only reason I would upgrade. PS I am 77 yrs old and love to take photos when we travel as well as in my backyard. Download to the computer, clean the memory card and start over. I like to share photos with friends on Facebook.

February 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm
(6) cameras says:

Thanks to everyone for sharing their thoughts! If you wouldn’t mind, just click the link below and share your thoughts in the Canon Camera User Review Form – that way, everyone’s thoughts are in the same place and are better organized, which should help other readers in their research of Canon cameras.



January 30, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(7) Daniel Cason says:

Back in 1970 until 1990 I used only Canon.
Canon came out with a digital camera. One Megapixel.
I called Canon and asked if it would print a 8X10 picture.
It would be like a 15 meg picture. It did not work. The price was $2,495.oo
I have not used Canon since and will not ever.

January 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm
(8) John Frandsen says:

I’m a longtime Canon man, buying an Elan in the mid-90s and now owning a 5-D. Very well satisfied. Love the glass in my L-series lenses. Intend to stay with Canon.

January 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm
(9) Sue Shankland says:

I own a Canon PowerShot A480 that I carry with me all the time for unexpected shots. Love it. I also own a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT and besides the 50mm lens have a 75-300mm lens. Love, love this camera and both lenses. I am saving for a macro Canon lens. I have 3 Canon non digital cameras that I love but do to an accident and partial loss of my right arm they are too heavy. Highly recommend Canon.

January 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm
(10) sergio says:

I onwed a Canon G12 about a year ago. Great travel camera but the front lens has scratch due to automatic cover. I tried to repair it in Argentine where I live but the cost was greater than the camera. I see that the new G1x has manual cover, good idea.

February 5, 2012 at 7:03 am
(11) vic says:

A few years ago, after owning a simple point and shoot camera then an ultra-zoom, I realised I need an DSLR.
I bought a Rebel xt/ 350d at a lower price, as the sensor was stained. After a very easy cleaning procedure (wet & dry swipe applied carefuly), it worked very well and I still use it with joy.
Over the years, I managed to buy some useful lenses: macro, tele (L-series, which is excellent), 35mm, 17-something, etc.), and all are great when I get everything right.

January 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm
(12) Barrie Allan says:

I own and use an EOS 550D with an 18-200mm zoom lens.
It all fits nicely in a black shoulder bag and I find this zoom combination is great for both indoor family pictures AND outdoor holiday records.
Because the lens and its ‘lens-hood’ can throw a shadow on the image I always fit a Canon 430 axl. Flash when flash is needed.
Much heavier and bulkier than a compact , BUT at 18Mp the images can be cropped at the Kiosk before printing to give excellent results.
11′ X 14″ prints show excellent detail , can see no reason to move to a ‘ full-frame’ EOS. ….Cheers Barrie .

January 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm
(13) Michael Scott Peterson says:

I own a Canon 60D. Considered to be the best of a bad situation the 60D is far from that. I’ve used almost all of Canon High End DSLR’s and I have to say of all of them the 60D is within the TOP 3 products that they’ve put out in and past few years. Even after releasing the 6D which is said to be the replacement for the 7D it doesn’t hold as merely enough weight as it prior predecessors. The 60D is awesome because its one of Canon’s first Prosumer cameras thats so easy to use that a Beginner can take excellent shots and Pro’s can breeze through its settings giving them the same abilities of a 7D and 5D but for half the price. While it doesn’t film in FULL Frame it can be converted to Full with very little loss of quality. In addition to this, The Canon 60D can also fit All canon Lenses as well any other brand lenses made for Canon.

January 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm
(14) David Castello says:

Have used Canon equipment for years,1dmk 11,5d2,many canon L lens,to me Canon is the best.

January 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm
(15) Roger says:

Iv have a t1i and ti3 canon. love them. Excellent cameras. To get good use you need to really study the manual. Can’t wait to get a t4i

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