Excerpt: I bought this camera, and it is a total waste of money! The batteries die about every 5-10 pictures taken. It takes 2 AA batteries, and a smaller battery that the manufacturer claims ONLY holds the date/time, but this battery also died every time the AA's did, and the small batter was $6 every time I had to replace it. I sent it to Canon for repair and they claimed that after testing it "met manufacturer standards".
Cons: I fell victim to this widely known (except by Cannon) defect as well. A total loss. After about 3 months of use, I got the death message "Change the Batteries." I can't believe I didn't listen to anyone on this board. I'm an idiot.
"Low rating because of the long lag time between shots."
11 May 2009
Pros: This camera feels good in my hand, takes very nice quality pictures, nice features. It's easy to use, easy to change between features. There is enough zoom to suit most my purposes and enough pixels to further enlarge an image with software.
Cons: The lag time between shots is a HUGE (HUGE) problem if you are taking pictures of children or pets or anything else that moves. I seldom, if ever, get the shot I think I'm going to get. I end up with the back of a head or an ear or nothing at all.
Summary: Not sure how the camera works, but the softwear sucks....I had to down size my screen to load the softwear, and was told that was the only way i could use it... The Canon tech Rep....Told i could go find other softwear if i didn't like it....Well, instead i took the camera back to Best Buy....