Summary: i own a Canon 500D DSLR and use it a great deal and very happy with the performance i get. There are however occasions when i do not wish to carry it and simply want to drop in a pocket a small camera. This 255HS is the one i decided to buy and have been very pleased with the initial results.
Camera is still #2 on the the Which! best buy list - Jan 2014
CjW "chris", Amazon
26 January 2014
Summary: Nikon is #1; but does not have Wi-Fi. This camera will communicate with your smartphone, the main PC / Latop or print directly to a Canon Printer. Ease of use - its small and easy to bung in a pocket -unlike my big Fuji HS2.
Summary: Had previous version of this camera and had it stolen. Replaced it with a cheaper one which was rubbish so had to buy the latest version of this instead (as well!). Worth every penny! Better than first version. Superb zoom. Excellent quality of pictures,. Easy to use. All round great purchase.