Summary: I bought this camera because I needed a basic point and shoot. This camera isn't anything too special but for the price it takes good pictures and served it's purpose. If I was looking for another point and shoot I'd probably buy another Canon. It's been almost 2 years now and still works just fine.
Summary: This is the second elph I purchased, and both crap, shortly after buying the lens would stop retracting periodically, till finally stopped all together, same thing with my other elph sd450, I called Canon and guess what just out of warranty, then I researched a little on the web and low and behold seems tons of folks are having the same issue with these elph camera's, so now I am stuck with 2 dead camera's, I would recommend to stay clear of all this series of camera's,...
Summary: I am a teacher and wanted to have a camera at school to capture the special moments. I had to purchase a new camera when one of my kids dropped this camera on the floor and I decided to stay with the same camera because I never had any problems with it and it takes good pictures. Less than 30 days after I purchased this camera another kid, who,had no permission to even have the camera in his hands, dropped and broke the camera.
Summary: It's a good mid-range digital point and shoot though it has a lot of issues shooting in low light. The image stabilization feature is a joke though - my iphone definitely takes better pictures in a lot of situations.
Excerpt: My Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH in Green is good but not great. It uploads to the internet fast and switches from photos to video at the flip of a switch. I did actually drop it at the beach and sand got in it. My Husband had to take it apart to fix it. It still works. But Being only 10 MP (not 12.1 MP) I think it's time for an upgrade.
Great Bring-a-long Camera, Quality, Ease, Price, SURVIVOR
Jimmy Kim, Amazon
7 November 2012
Summary: I purchased this for my mother and one for my younger sister and they both love it. I did have an issue when purchasing a camera for someone else: will it survive drops and random acts of negligence? This camera did just that. It only has survived the most brutal acts towards technology and I pity these little troopers. My mother has dropped this item in water and off of a small ledge during a camping trip.