Summary: It is an excellent camera, I have used for several years and has allowed me to capture great photographs, is small and easy to carry not only at the time of any outflow but for trips and outings.
Summary: I've had accidents with my previous ones, not an issue with the manufacturing, but I prefer buying the same model over and over because it's so reliable and the price keeps dropping. I originally paid $500 for a new one in 2006, almost half as much two years ago and abut $100 in 2013.
Summary: This camera compromises on a lot to fit it all in. Thus it does not do any one thing super well. But it does do many things. The image quality I would prefer to have a slightly oversaturated color. I almost always have to tweak outdoor pictures.
Summary: I bought this camera in part because it had the widest angle (28) in a still compact camera size. I only use the automatic functions, not being a true camera buff. That given, I love it! It takes great pictures, has lots of functions, and everyone who sees it says Nice camera and Nice pictures!
Summary: I bought the canon S80 a year back. During the new years party yesterday i got the E18 error. The lens won't retract or extend after this. After researching this error, i am pretty annoyed about it. In nutshell, the camera is as good as trash now.
Summary: I have owed many digital cameras over the past 8 years (at least 6), plus fancy Nikon SLRs before digital. I concider myself an amateur photographer. My last camera was a Canon SD500 (i carelessly dropped it hard and it died, it took other drops and was fine) I used it very often for about a year.