Summary: I've only had the SX40HS for 1 day , but in comparing the photo's from the SX30is I own to the SX40hs the quality of the photo's are much sharper with true to life colors, the biggest improvement I see is in low light.
Excerpt: The only thing I can complain about are the lack of a bulb setting and a "weak" strobe light, everything else seems great! Having used an S2 IS for a week prior, one upgrade I really appreciate is the S3's showing a large picture of the mode you select, then it shrinks and moves it up to the corner...
Summary: I love this camera. I did lots of research and decided based on price, features & weight of camera. I do lots of point and shoot and this camera takes great pictures for an amateur such as me! I haven't used the more advanced features but I am pleased with my purchase!
Summary: I've had this camera for about a year now. I was a point and shoot user who grew tired of trying to anticpate pictures because the shutter was slow and inconsistent on my little Kodak EasyShare.
Summary: I bought a canon s3 about a month ago. I have taken some 400 pics so far including a trip we took to Glacier National park in MT. I like the 12x zoom most of all. Most cameras you buy have a 3x or 4x lens but in distant pictures so often you can't tell what the picture was taken of.
Summary: I really like this camera! I had been using my Canon Powershot A510 for a couple of years and from that experience I knew what I wanted to be different on my next purchase. I wanted higher resolution, much more zoom, faster recovery time between photos when using flash, and indoor pictures that were...
Summary: I purchased this camera on the basis of reviews at Amazon and elsewhere. I have been an avid photographer since 1959, starting with the Leica. The enthusiasm of other reviewers for the S3 IS is certainly well deserved.
Summary: I bought the S3 as a replacement for my PowerShot S10 which has served me amazingly well since I purchased it. My old S10 is only a 2.1MP (megapixel) camera but that suited me just fine, taking tens of thousands of pictures over the past six years that I owned it.