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 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: It is a better camera than a regular point and shoot, but costs more and is worth more. Just if you have the money to spend, I would recommend to friends.
Pros: This has the larger sensor than the run of the mill point and shoot Canons. I have used my G9, which uses a similar sized sensor, for about four years and it is great for portraits and snapshots as well as panaramas.
Cons: It is small and you might lose it, whereas a big DSLR is never to be lost in its big bag and all the lenses.
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.
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.
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.