Summary: Solid camera. Good photos. The lens is VERY slow unless you are all the way wide. Also, it seems like you can't close the lens down more than like F6 when you are outside so they added some sort of ND filter? Baffling. HD video is a nice feature and I like that you can zoom while shooting. However, there is no exposure control for video, which sucks as it tends to overexpose. The slow motion video feature (120 fps) was super disappointing. It's 320 resolution.
I like Canon and hoped this camera would take better pictures ...
Larry K. Howard, Amazon
23 September 2014
Summary: I like Canon and hoped this camera would take better pictures in low light indoors without a flash. It did not perform as well as expected, so I returned it and bought the Sony RX100II which worked beautifully.
Summary: I'm used to Micro Four Thirds and full frame sensors and I didn't expect greatness from this sensor, but I'm surprised by how poorly the sensor performs in terms of noise and image detail even with good light and at low ISOs. Looking at the raw images, you can see how much inherent distortion and poor corner image quality the lens has at the wide end.
Excerpt: Very small so that it does not take a lot of space for those who love travel light. In bright places, this camera is excellent. In dark area, as long as you can use the flash light, this camera can produce nice photos too. For the price, it is a good camera.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I just recently purchased this camera. I hardly used it, I just got to try out all different type of shots in different setting and the results were beatiful, sharp, vivid pictures. So far I would recommend this camera to anyone that wants sharp images.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Summary: The Technical Details (under "See More Technical Details", the expanded list) state that this camera has an electronic viewfinder. IT DOES NOT! I ordered this camera on December 4, 2013 and received it on December 10. Before I ordered it, I contacted customer service to confirm that it did indeed have a viewfinder, as I had found conflicting information on various sites. The rep stated with absolute certainty that it actually had a viewfinder. It does not.
Summary: I purchased this camera as a replacement for an older Canon. The reviews for the camera were fairly positive, with the stickler being the possibility of getting the lemon lens. One of the deciding factors for me when compared to others in this price range was that the batter/charger were the same as my old camera. Well, I have been using the camera for several weeks now, and believe I have seen the good and the bad of this camera. Pros: Solid body. Built to last.
Excerpt: I purchased this as a gift for my 13 yr old, and it is out of the box usable. This is a good looking, solidly built camera. For the price it seems very adequate and takes very good images. The best feature is the fast lens for good low light photography - less flash reliant. The on screeen menu and image scrolling are excellent features, and the screen is large and bright.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I wanted a smaller camera that took good photos when I travel My big glass hurts my neck after a long day. The images are very good. I am particularly pleased at how I can take photos of old church books in less than perfect light when I do my family history research. The big screen and closeup ability are very good. However, there are two things that make me a little sorry that I bought the camera. I am sure Canon is proud of their touch screen.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact