Summary: Camera has a message "“Lens Error. Will Shut Down Automatically. Restart Camera “ and the lens will not retract. Camera is totally non-functional after only 18 months of use. The exact problem is posted on Canon's website as a product advisory but our serial numbers are not within the range for free repair. Sent the camera to their service center and they will repair for $160. Spoke with a representative at the repair center who had no apologies or explanations.
Summary: I agree with all the positive reviews on image quality, manual adjustments, RAWness, and size. I will add that this camera has lived for the last two years in either the rear pocket of a bicycle shirt (in a plastic bag), a backpack, or a pants pocket. I haven't had a single issue. The darn thing is rock solid.
Summary: This camera is notorious for lens errors. Mine is broken and Canon is trying to charge me to fix it even though it is a KNOWN error. My camera is still even under warranty. DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL.
Good money paid, good images do not make up for lens error issues.
5 January 2014
Summary: Like the camera, hate that I have just been hit by a lens error message for the second time. First time was while on vacation in Europe. Fixed by Canon, but it did not help with documenting my vacation. Just recently the error message reappeared. Great images and features, but this is an issue that hopefully has been resolved...a real nuisance. As a consumer, I am looking for a lemon law...
Summary: This Canon is the best compact digital camera I have ever had. I am very satisfied with it: it is very compact, smart, it has a very good image quality for a great value of money. I highly recommend this smart, tiny and amazing camera.
Excerpt: Even as a professional, I hated carrying around my DSLR, and I was craving a pocketable camera that gave me the ability to use all the manual controls that I always use. Man, did this little gem fill the bill! It yields super sharp images that easily rival my Nikon D7000, and needless to say, my Nikon is no longer used!
Summary: Pros: Small (but not tiny); typically straightforward Canon controls; easy to adjust; a multitude of available settings; high quality photos for a point-and-shoot. Flexible options from auto to full manual. Low-light capability better than smaller point-and-shoots. Good manual (electronic, not paper). Plenty of inexpensive cases available. Cons: Low-light capability not up to hype (but no camera is up to its introductory hype).
Excerpt: I really love this little happy snap. It takes great pictures, and it saves me from dragging around my D300. I'll just nitpick on my biggest complaint- the pop of flash. Let's face it, you are going to get red-eye whether you have a pop up, or built in/stationary flash so why have something that literally gets in your way every time you use the camera (especially when you forget to turn off fill flash)?
Summary: We upgraded from the ELPH when we were going to Iceland on vacation. The camera takes amazing photos! Truly professional quality. And all I used was the point and click as I didn't have time to read up on all the camera abilities. And it fits in your pocket- minimal lugging.