Summary: Compact camera with good optical zoom. Image quality is very good in bright light. On dull days it captures good detail. Indoors it requires the flash otherwise it attempts to use a slow shutter and then you capture blurred images which the image stabilisation can't counter.
Summary: I got the blue version and I have to say it's a looker all right. Not seen any other digital camera's from various companies on the market that look good as the Canon IXUS 500 HS. The camera quality is great and you have a lot of features to tweak in the settings.
Summary: This is my second Ixus (used to have a 95, but it was stolen, otherwise probably wouldn't have replaced it). The edges and corners seem much 'squarer' than the old one, but so far I am very impressed with the performance.