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,...
"Camera was bought in US on Jan 7, brought to India."
27 February 2012
Pros: Before lens malfunctioned, which is a common problem with canon cameras, pics were okay. an HD, HS camera would obviously give better results.
Cons: Lens stopped working on 7th Jan. went same day to canon service centre in Kolkata, told that canon has revised its warranty policy and only cameras from India, Singapore are covered in warranty in India. had to pay 5K to replace lens.
Summary: I have had this camera for only one year, and only used it occasionally. It was working yesterday, and although I did not drop it or bump it or get dust into it, now the lens will not go back into the body, and just makes a beeping noise and shows "lens error" when I try to turn it on.
Summary: I started suffering the "lens error" described in these reviews. It was actually felt like when I had xbox 360 red ring issues where once it started happening I knew the camera was going to brick on me. I was so sure SD 1300 was going to fail I took a Sony a350 with me this weekend as a back up. Sure enough, my little SD 1300 permanently bricked Saturday with the dreaded "Lens Error: Will shut down automatically..." within 124 days of light use.
Summary: I am (was) a huge Canon fan. I've owned quite a few Canon models and recommended Canon to everyone who asked my opinion. However this SD 1300 IS model is a very disappointing camera. This is a replacement for my wife's older Canon SD 1100, however I'm very displeased with the picture quality of this camera. The picture quality is dismal at best. All the pictures are grainy and the focusing is way off.
Summary: Purchased this camera as a Christmas present for my teenage daughter replacing a Fuji Finepix she has used for years. The Canon PowerShot developed a "lens error" the first time she used it Christmas morning. I returned the camera and will switch back to Fuji or Nikon.