Summary: I previously had a Nikon point and shoot camera. The picture quality was acceptable, but it was extremely slow. So I decided to get a Cannon camera instead. Normally, a person can rely on Amazon reviewers and get a good results. Oddly, this does not appear to be the case with cameras. Most reviewers stated that the Nikon camera I had purchased was great, but most of the good reviews failed to mention how extremely slow that camera was in taking a picture.
Summary: This camera is an OK point-and-shoot, but I've definitely had better. It often has trouble focusing, and the shutter speed is very slow. For example, taking a picture in a bar takes 20+ seconds, which makes for awkward standing-together-when-is-the-flash-going-to-go-off pictures. A lot of my pictures turn out blurry, so there must be something out of whack with the auto focus.
Summary: Be aware of picture quality issues with this camera: - Shots are often out of focus unless you're outside in daylight - Colors often aren't true - Contrast is often off with light areas being over exposed and darks too dark. The pictures lose their detail and look unnatural. To qualify my comments above, I'm comparing to a Canon SD800IS I've used for many years. I also have a Canon Rebel T2i that I've had for nearly a year. Both cameras take great pictures.
Summary: I have had a lot of point and shoot camera's over the years, and when my last one broke I was excited to find this one on sale. I have owned precious Cannon PowerShots, but this one was a real let down. Although the interface and settings are great (which is why I liked my previous Cannons) the picture quality is much less than desirable.
Excerpt: I bought this camera to carry round in parties in my pocket. Unfortunately its not good for that due to weak lens. After one year of usage an error has popped out. Lens fails to move out or sucks on half way. Display shows lens error. Took it to service once, but after receiving it as repaired (replaced lens) in the same day same again - lens error. Took it again to service. Will see if they can fix it...
Summary: Considering the fact that Canon was known to be a top selling camera brand, it made sense to purchase one. I bought it about one month ago and within the first week, it kept on reading a "Memory card error" message. I checked the card to make sure it wasn't locked and that it was functioning with my other digital camera. It was fine even after I formatted it. The same error appeared over the course of two weeks and then one day the lens just froze.
Summary: Well I am back on Amazon hoping for better luck in the camera department. After buying this one in the chocolate brown, I thought it looked great and very stylish. It worked fairly well the first dozen times I used it for a basic point and shoot but I did have a lot of frustration with blurred pictures. A LOT.
The Len was stuck outside and cannot get back in after 6 months of usage
16 January 2011
Summary: I purchase this camera in last December. The quality, as a product from canon, really let me down. The camera len got stuck outside and cannot get back in while I was adjusting the focus several weeks ago. Now the camera as a dead one lying on the desk in my dorm. Going to return this item, either for fixing the len issue, or getting reimburse.
Summary: I got this thinking it would do a better job then my old Kodak and boy was I wrong... The screen on this is all fuzzy when trying to take a picture... This will for sure be returned tomorrow first thing!!