Summary: I purchased this camera based on its outstanding history and track record for being a very good device. Yes its older, but works better than many new and more expensive units ive bought. The only drawback- the Memory card and needing a card reader to transfer the pictures to the PC. yes it has a cable port but only one end is usb into the PC to the camera is some odd type of connecter- so typical usb cables dont work. Thants the only negative I can say.
Excerpt: Perfect beginner's Ixus - fabulous images, robust construction, reasonably cheap second-hand. I still get great shots with the Ixus v and heartily recommend this and the v2 to people who don't know what they want but want to get started properly. The power consumption and speed are much better than its predecessor, the original Ixus (S100). Problems: Interface is not as good as the Ixus v2. That's no reason to pass it by.
Summary: This is an AMAZING LITTLE CAMERA. I have had mine for probably five years and have never been disappointed in it. I have an extra battery that I have on charge and switch back and forth when the one in the camera is getting low. This camera is small but packed with power. It's easily tucked in a pocket or a fanny pack on vacation. There is no fumbling when it comes to using it. Turn it on, point and shoot - easy as that. The pictures are crisp and clear.
Excerpt: Well-built, fine pictures. My first digicam, donated to a relative after 2 years/3500 pics. After 4 years of (ab)use on 5 continents, this camera is still going strong, highlighting its exceptional build quality. Its pictures are very balanced and pleasant, even by late 2005 standards. Its 2MP sensor seems to have lower noise than newer, higher resolution ones with tight pixel pitch.
Decent photos, not too reliable, lacks attention to details!
11 February 2005
Summary: I got this camera as a replacement for my giant (but wonderful) film camera when it first came out. It was great to just stick it in my purse and go. After a couple months the LCD screen stopped working. Even when I took a picture it would come up black on my computer. I sent it back to Canon and they fixed it. Wish it would've worked right the first time around.
Summary: I love my Canon Powershot S110. I've had it for about 2 and a half years now and it still works like it did when it was brand new. I've seen the latest Powershot Digital Elph (Ixus) cameras, and sure they are improvements on the S110, but there's something about the S110's heavy metallic casing that makes it long-lasting and extremely durable, perhaps more durable than the latest in this product line. The picture quality is great, comparable to the latest Digital Elphs.
Excerpt: My first camera and I love it. Camera is still kicking after a year or more of heavy use. Granted you are doing any photo shoots for a magazine cover with this camera but I took some nice shots of family and friends that are still up on there frames. So for the fun family and friend shooter this is your camera, and for the public safety community perfect sized camera for your shirt pocket. Tough camera that still is kicking.
Summary: We also use an SLR and wanted the digital to replace our point-and-shoot, especially for a new baby with all of our family out of state. We picked this model for its size, the proprietary rechargable battery system, the optical zoom and resolution, and its ability to interface with Mac computers. We are very happy with its performance in all these respects.
Summary: I've had this camera for almost two years and I love it. It's the perfect first camera for users who are comfortable with technology. There are simpler (and cheaper) cameras for people who are less compfortable with technology. This one packs the right amount of sophistication in features, and simplicity in usage - and all that in one small little bundle! It's strong points: * small. * light. * solid (dropped mine a couple of times and its still going strong).