Summary: Found this named the top inexpensive point-and-shoot from The Wirecutter blog (sort of like a blog version of Consumer Reports, where they test and vet all kinds of electronics) and I've been pretty happy with it in my year of ownership. It's very programmable if you know specific settings, and has a lot of preset lighting conditions or situational conditions to choose from. In low light it can produce a fuzzy image, but that's pretty common for point-and-shoots.
Summary: Hey, it's a point-n-shoot. It takes decent pics. This model is better than most - even most Canons. The Wi-Fi doesn't work, but it doesn't on any of the other cameras in this range. Nothing really wrong with it - it's just a point-n-shoot. And my HTC One phone has a decent camera and I have that with me wherever I go, and not this. So I use my phone camera instead.
Summary: The Pics and Movies are Great from this thing. Optics are very decent. I bought this for the WiFi feature and it didn't work as well as I had hoped. The feature as designed is ok, but I was hoping to get it to just transfer whenever it was on WiFi to the computer or NAS drive...
Summary: l'm very pleased with this camera. I bought it mainly to capture action shots at my daughter's sports events. The quick shutter speed and the camera burst feature are great for these types of photos. I'm still figuring out the WiFi and other features, but overall it's a nice little camera.
Summary: The Canon ELPH series constitutes light-weight, fun cameras, available in many colors, and focused on convenience. Let me use my usual disclaimer, in the interest of fairness, and admit that I think many cameras by reputable makers (and there are many) deliver what they promise. It is more about what camera traits you are looking for. So, I would suggest to anyone looking to buy one to google 'camera trait search' and get the whole picture.