Summary: I really have enjoyed this little camera. It is light-weight and very portable. It is more versatile than my IPhone camera. It was inexpensive. It has held up to weekend trips and somewhat shabby treatment. We can do the basics easily with it--the we being me, the mom, and our special needs daughter, and not the more tech-savvy hubby.
Summary: This is the 2nd Canon Power Shot I have purchased that has failed in less than 2 years. Have been unable to get adequate response from Canon. I sent in an e-mail but the response was clearly boiler plate and it was apparent they my e-mail message had not been read. Phone support hours are extremely restrictive, only on weekdays and only until 8- 8PM PST. Kinda of hard to contact them in non-working hours when you live in the Central time zone.
Summary: My wife's beloved Sony T-1 camera finally bit the dust so I got her this one to replace it. She couldn't be happier as it's just as compact as her old Sony (meaning that it's always in her pocketbook) is even easier to use, has a larger LCD viewing screen, a more powerful zoom lens and a better flash. Plus, it's pink and that just thrills her.
Summary: This camera only lasted a little over a year and then the lens quit working. Same thing happened with a similiar Cannon camera, only that one lasted about three years. I'm through with Cannon.
Summary: The camera quality is weak compared to other Canon models that I have had over the past 10 years. I bought this model b/c my friend was showing me all the upgraded features. We both ended up with the same problem with the shutter getting stuck and the camera not able to work at all afterwards. I sent my camera back to Canon for service within the 1 year warranty, and it came back to me with a $189 service charge for a refurbished camera.