Summary: After tons of research into prices and megapixels, I decided I wanted a 4 MP camera even though most people never seem to need more than 3. My brother's Elph works beautifully at 2 MP. I chose the Canon S40 for the price to functionality and after three months I still think it was a good choice.
Summary: I have owned this camera now for about 4 months and it is one of the best purchases I have made in the last few years. The pictures produced by the S40 are great, and color reproduction is on right on target. Why I bought the S40 over the G2?
Summary: I really like the camera. It has all the features I want in a camera and using them is reasonably easy -- better if you read the manual (which is very thorough.) The battery life is very good.
Summary: I recently purchased the S40. Once the battery charged we were taking photos in a few minutes. This is a camera for the serious amateur. The automatic setings are user friendly. Lots of manual options as well.
Summary: I can remember owning one of the first digital cameras that came out, the one by Apple computer. It was a very low resolution and was very battery hungry. Today's digital cameras has gone a long way. In fact, they can actually compete with film cameras in quality!
Summary: This camera only has a bit higher resolution than my old S20 (4 versus 3.2 megapixels), but pictures are much better. White balance is better, there is less noise, there seems to be higher dynamic range, and I get fewer washed out pictures outdoors.
Summary: I purchased this dandy little camera as out 1st digital camera and somewhat of an interim as we await the pricing on the more expensive models that I can use our existing high quality lenses on. I am very happy with this camera!
Summary: Now that the price is dropping, this is an even better deal: *note as of 2003: I did in fact get my camera back from the factory, they fixed the LCD screen quickly and for no charge as it was still under the warrantee. Haven't had a problem since.
Summary: This is a great camera, highly recommended, photo image quality is great, even the video quality is surprisingly good for short clips. The only gripe I have so far (which I've seen in many other reviews) is the set button, when pressing it you can easily press the arrow down/up or left/right by...