Summary: Blew my brother away when he emailed me a picture of our kids as a group taken with his iphone and I sent him same picture taken with this camera. I now no longer trust a phone for important photos and this replaces my DSLR because what I lose in quality I make up for in convenience. So instead of a million lousy pictures with phone, I have a mix of spontaneous phone pics, excellent pics with this camera and a few DSLR shots.
I'll buy another Canon when I am done with this one.
23 November 2013
Summary: I've had a bunch of digital cameras. The one prior to this one was a Nikon with all the gadgetry and the lighting on photos was horrible. In contrast, this Canon, points and shoots without delays. The photo quality is good. The software is also very compatible with what I already had on my computer and easy to use. I haven't said this about any of the last cameras I've had, but I WILL buy another Canon when I am done with this one.
Summary: I have had 3 Powershot elph series cameras. I admit I am probably a little hard on them, but this one in particular gave out prematurely. Basically to summarize, it takes beautiful pictures and video, easy to work, great features. My problem occurred with long term use of the wrist strap. I would usually carry it on my wrist while walking. I used it for about a year, maybe 3000 photos, before there was an incident.