Summary: I got this camera used to replace a Fuji that acts like it is about done. It is an old model with only 10 mega pixels but it takes nice pictures. The screen is a bit hard to see in bright light but not so much that you can't see what you are trying to shoot. Options on it are not many but for most uses it does fine.
Summary: Living in Alaska and traveling to remote sites without power requires a camera I can tuck into the life jacket with several sets of extra batteries. The only thing not intuitive for me is the "fill flash" option. I like to use flash when the auto detector does not require it, I have had a tough time finding it. All else is easy, nice Canon quality, and so far has survived a few drops to the ground from waist height.
Summary: I ordered this camera because I'm not good with things like gadgets and cameras. I had trouble with my last camera because it offered too many choices and options and I needed more of a point and shoot that was easy to operate. I was happy to discover that this camera is indeed very simple and easy to operate, but my surprise was that when compared to photos taken by other folks at the same time...
Summary: Got this camera to carry around and take good shots. My husband had gotten me an expensive, heavy camera that takes wonderful photos, but I could never figure it out. this solves that problem. Easy to use, fits in purse, takes regular batteries. Highly recommend.
Summary: This is not the first Canon Powershot digital camera I have owned. They are simple to use and versatile enough to handle most of my photographic needs. But then I am not a professional photographer either. If you are a Professional photographer, this is not the camera for you, for your grandchildren, perhaps. The settings are very easy to deal with and the photos seem to almost always come out with great color and detail.
Summary: November 25, 2012 follow-up: I wrote the following in September after first getting this camera. After having more time to use it, I'm raising my rating to five stars because I like it so much. I still wish it came with easier software and instructions, but that has become less important to me.
Summary: You cannot beat this camera for the price. It takes great pictures, it's very easy to use and small enough to carry in your pocket. I was reading a review that said, "had I known it used batteries, I wouldn't have purchased it"...well let me answer that. My wife has a higher priced camera that has to be charged each time that you use it, several times she's forgotten to charge her camera and lost some really great pictures. That will not happen with this camera.
Summary: I bought this camera for the company I work for. We do home improvements and need the camera to take before and after photos of the projects we work on for our portfolio and website. The camera is easy to operate and takes good enough pictures for our purposes. Just know, this camera does not come with a memory card so you will have to purchase one separately.