Summary: Was a great camera but literally died after 14 months or so, one battery went flat and we could never get it to recognise it again. Thought we'd killed the battery so ordered a new one but still dead. Have read that this is a common fault with the ixus. Putting us off getting another or a canon SLR as we replace our Sony. V disappointed with brand.
Summary: I did a great deal of research before buying this camera but it was worth it. It takes excellent pictures and it is very flattering. It has been used a lot in low light and it gives brilliant results compared to other cameras I have owned or used in the past. It is much smaller than I expected it would be which is really good because it is just the right size to fit into a small bag.
Summary: Nice compact camera. Easily fits in pocket. Had it for about a year. Dropped it twice not a problem. The video sound can be a bit variable. Turning off the wind canceller function actually helps. The handheld night scene function which removes need for a tripod is excellent. My feeling is if you want something overall better, you will have to pay more and also sacrifice on size.
Summary: If you want a camera that has a fantastic zoom and brilliant quality photos and wont break the bank then this is a pretty damn good product. IXUS is sturdy well made and battery life seems to last for ever.