AMAZING capability, for amateurs or professionals.
11 July 2013
Summary: Aside from a Marshall SLP 100, this is the best money I've ever spent, and I didn't spend a lot. An amateur can take professional looking pictures with this camera, and in the hands of a professional, the sky is the limit. All my life, I have wanted to take good pictures, and other than the crappy little plastic camera my dad got me at age 11, this is the only camera I have ever owned. I'm glad I waited.
Summary: Picked this camera up on sale during the last Black Friday. For a compact point and shoot, it doesn't get much better. It does well in low light and really well good lighting. We usually use the auto setting, but I've toyed around with the manual controls and find it easy to control.
Summary: I had this camera for less than 6 months and have less than 500 images taken with it, most of which have been on a tripod and I carry it either on my belt in a LowePro bag or sometimes in my pocket. I have never dropped it, banged or knocked it against anything. I'm pretty poor and it was a huge investment for me to spend this much on a camera so I baby the thing. Thing is, the LCD screen suddenly had vertical lines running through it.
For pocket camera, takes good pictures for point and shoot.
5 May 2013
Summary: Bought it for traveling because of small size. Have been really impressed with the quality of pictures it takes. Have been taking it along most everywhere, and taking a lot of pictures. Good low light capability. Bought small belt carrier, that also has room for extra battery. Got 16 gig sd card, so feel like I'm prepared. Have not been bothered as much as I thought with lack of view finder.
Summary: I am a serious photographer with some high end Nikon digital cameras and lenses. But I like to have a compact digital camera in my pocket. This is my fifth compact digital... and absolutely the best compact digital I have worked with. Can be used from fully auto mode to fully manual mode with very good image results. Can not beat this camera unless you go for a model priced over $ 1,000.
Summary: I use a Canon t4i as my main camera, but sometimes you need to go places where its not feasible to carry a large camera. This is a great camera small enough to fit in my pocket when I don't want a big camera to carry around.
Summary: Purchased this as a gift to replace an older non-S canon camera. Not quite as slim as the older Canon that it replaced but still slim enough to be pocketable. Picture quality is far superior and achieves the low light quality that the gift receiver was looking for. Battery life is not terribly great but that is to be expected especially with the large display screen. A second battery is highly recommended.
Summary: This is the third PowerShot camera I've owned. I travel allot so being able to put it in my pocket makes it always available. It is very easy to use and takes quality pictures. I have cataloged thousands of pics with my Canons and most are clear, sharp and the colors are true to life. I recommend this camera to anyone that wants good pictures that don't require great skill to take.
Summary: I love the flexibility of this "semi-professional" camera. Night shots are great as is quality. Beware that early models have a defect that in high heat and/or humidity, a piece breaks and you can't close the lens. Canon fixes this defect free of charge. Unfortunately this happened when I was in Panama for the first time but at least I had a backup camera. My biggest complaint is the autofocus.
Summary: I purchased this camera for a travel camera. One that was small yet powerful and took great pictures. Got a great price for it, and believe once I remember to hold my hands to the side, it will be perfect. I gave it a 4 star because the flash is located in an odd spot. My left finger is always holding the camera on top where the flash is. When the flash pops up my finger is in the way and this gets the flash function all spun out.