Canon 500 HS Digital Camera Review$299.99
We put the 500 HS through its paces to see if this touchscreen compact can hold its own in a competitive market
The Canon 500 HS is the head of the class for Canon's ELPH / IXUS range in 2011, with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a host of creative color and shooting modes, and a bright (f/2.0-5.9) 4.4x zoom lens. If you're a lover of touchscreen control and fun extras, the 500 HS / IXUS 310 HS will sate your appetite—while still providing solid picture quality for a compact camera.
There are better performing cameras in this price range, but the 500 HS is a good option for those looking for a fun, stylish alternative that can bring the creative side of any photographer out.
It debuts at an MSRP of $299 and is available in a lovely pink, silver, or brown.