Summary: I bought it hoping it would be a back up for my Sony cyber shot, It's not ! I'm a very experienced photographer who was hoping for a clean easy to access camera that would be tough. The workmanship was cheaper than expected from Canon, and controls are more awkward and cute than functional. It was driving me nuts, so I gave it to a total beginner and that worked out for them. I then bought a Fujifilm FinePix as my back up. So far so good.
Summary: The camera looks and feels nice. I bought it to take pictures of a cruise trip with my wife, but ended up using my Phone to take more than half of the pictures due to the lower "than what I am use to" quality of the pictures. 16mp camera vs 8mp Phone camera... My phone beat it every time.
Good camera for the price, but nclued battery lasted for just one charge.
4 January 2013
Summary: I purchased it as a Christmas present for my wife who wanted a small "point and shoot" camera. This is my first experience with rechargable cameras (I use SLRs and range finders). It's photos are pretty much what I expected from a camera in this price range, more than adejute for the 4x6 prints my wife prefers. However, the included rechargable battery could only be charge for the first time.
Summary: Price is okay, however actually quality is middling. Focus in low light is hit or miss. Takes some getting used to holding because of small flash unit where your hand usually holds. Small camera, lots of features, just not as sharp as previous cameras.
Summary: Got from Amazon through Beach Camera. The case received was not the Canon one shown, but instead a Beach Camera belt case that is twice the size of the camera. Not worth returning since I bought is on sale for a Christmas gift, but I will be getting a different case. I feel ripped off on the bundle deal. Better off getting the case you want separately. Also, the memory card was not the one shown online for the bundle deal.
Summary: This is the third Canon PowerShot camera that I have owned. I found this camera more confusing and difficult to operate than the first two cameras. Also, after having had this camera since Dec. 4th, today, Dec. 21st, I received a notice advising me that this camera is being shipped!