Great product, but quit working shortly after warranty period expired.
Zib Grover, Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: It was great while it worked, unfortunately it didn't last very long. Camera broke not too long after the warranty period had expired. I bought a different brand from Costco that is exceeding my expectations. I doubt I will buy another Sony product. I had the same thing happen with a Sony Camcorder that ended up developing an issue with the auto focus just after the warranty expired.
Summary: It can probably be considered a good camera, if not compared to other Canons in the $250~$300 range. Cons: -Auto-focus/image stabilization is much slower than other Canons. It takes almost a full second before the LCD shows a non-fuzzy picture after hand movement. -Video files are in Quick Time (.mov) format. Since my previous Canons store videos in .avi format, this makes managing my video library troublesome. There is simply more free software to handle .avi.
Summary: The camera is very nice looking, compact, easy to use features, and practical features (I don't get lost in a bunch of unneccesary features). However, the quality of the pictures isn't up to par. Of course, I had a powershot A640 in the past, and I'm not sure anything can compare to that camera, so I may be a bit biased on picture quality.
Excerpt: *Disappointing sharpness in videos, stills seemed fine.* I upgraded to this from an IXUS 80 IS (Powershot SD1100 IS). The 720P video appealed, and being H.264 at almost 25 megabit it theoretically has better technical capabilities of many professional video cameras. You can at least trust that in terms of compression artefacts (blocking and mosquito noise), your camera will be a step ahead of the pack.
Summary: I bought this particular model because I was looking for a wide angle lens and the SD880is is discontinued. It is very similar to other Canon cameras in this price range but be aware that it has a wide LCD preview screen. That's great for HD videos, but still pictures use only a fraction of the screen. The preview image is closer to a 2.2-inch than a 2.8-inch size.
Summary: I bought this camera as a replacement for my wife's SD700 IS. Program mode consistently results in blurry pictures. The battery is also thinner and requires charging after a day of shooting, whereas the SD700 battery lasted about five times as long. It also takes about two times longer to autofocus than the SD700, so she misses quite of few shots of the kids. Scene select seems to work very well, and the macro abilities are outstanding.
Excerpt: If you are looking for a wideangle camera with HD-video-feature, you won't find a better camera currently. If HD-video is not important to you, you may as well look for some older Canon models or go after the Fuji F200. Colour and image handling in the SD960 is better than its competitors. If you are skillful in adjusting the image parameters (contrast, saturation, sharpness) according to the light situation you will get the best results in video and still image.
Excerpt: Am impressed with the SD960 IS! Others have stated that there are like in so many cases too many pixels on a too small chip. After using the SD960 for I while, I would like to provide a more differentiated judgement on image quality. Noise is a real issue, when light conditions are not perfect. However under normal light the resolution of the camera is sensational for its small size. Love to use it for portraits in daylight or with flash.
Summary: Got this camera a month ago just before the Coachella festival, where I shot ~4GB worth of jpgs and ~2GB of video. I used max resolution for both and did not use the fully automatic modes and other gimmicks. Being an all day festival in the desert, I had plenty of opportunity to test the camera under harsh light, shadow, twilight and artificial lighting at night. Video wise no complains; this is not a video camera and whatever you get out of it is a plus IMHO.