Summary: I got this on Amazon for $70, so I certainly can't complain about it being worth the price. My most recent check of this item shows a price of $149, so I got a good deal. I would recommend for $70.
Summary: I have been using and abusing a less expensive Canon Power Shot for about 5 years, but I wanted a point and shoot that had a view finder. I have gotten good service from the old Canon, so it was an easy decision to go with another Canon. I am very happy with the new one, not only because of the view finder, but also it is more compact than the older one, has a nicely designed hand hold, is more user friendly and takes great pictures.
Summary: This point-and-shoot camera takes good photos, is easy to use, and is light weight. I have used versions of the Canon PowerShot for years. I shoot mostly outdoor photographs. Two of the reasons I choose PowerShot cameras for trips and outdoor photos is 1) they have an optical view finder, and 2) they use AA batteries.
Excerpt: I like A1300. Shot with one hand. Important that I can take film using the optical viewfinder. Useful flash. Very good batteri capacity, because I am using viewfinder not the screen composing the picture. Useful picture information. Very good menu system. Good solid construction. Not to big for the pocket. Low price. G15 looks interesting, but is may be to big for my pockets. Problems: No problems. But would like to set the shutter or aperture manually.
Summary: While not a professional photographer by any means, I have used all sorts of cameras, from the disposables, to SLRs, both digital and 35MM. Except for the near pro-grad 35MM camera that I got at a yard sale for next to nothing, this Canon is probably the most camera I have gotten for the money. Image quality is very, very good, with a couple caveats. First is the potential for blur.
Summary: Very user-friendly. It's a real plus to have an optical viewfinder as well as the LCD monitor, especially useful in bright sunlight. Having the monitor swivel would be a welcome feature. The only downside is that you have to open the battery compartment to remove the media card.