Summary: I guess my expectations were too high for a little camera at this price but the image quality in anything other than bright sunshine came up short for me. I didn't expect DSLR resolution but did think it may approach the standard of my old Canon Powershot 720 (a camera twice the price and twice the size but with a 'mere' 8 megapixels). It did not. The results are OK but if you like 'pin sharp' pictures you will not find them here.
Summary: I love IXUS, and have an older 850, and a 430 before that. I bought this for my wife, but we share it as you may expect. For a man with big hands, I find it too small and its slippery so you feel like you will drop it, and the controls are small and fiddly too. I have size 9.5 hands, but I think any guy will have a similar issue. It's not a disaster by any means, but you might want to get one in your hand before you part with your cash.