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: My daughter uses this camera for everything! She loves the look of it, the color, and the features. What I can say is I am amazed at the quality of her photos when she posts them online. They are crystal clear and beautiful. Expensive camera quality in a small inexpensive Canon. I'm very glad I made this purchase. GREAT camera!
Summary: I bought this camera about 18 months ago to take with me on a trip overseas. I was looking for a low priced camera so that I wouldn't be too worried if it got stolen, that also took decent pictures, had good battery life so that I wouldn't need to hold back with picture taking and that was also reasonably compact. The price is obviously pretty good. I'm not a photography expert, but for this price range I was very happy with the picture quality.
Summary: I really like this camera. It is very compact and takes great pictures. I don't miss the viewfinder, as I thought I would. It's probably just me, but I am still trying to figure out how to take good up-close pictures.
Summary: We (wife and I) had an ealier version of this camera that we used when we did not want to bring along the digital SLR. However, my 2 boys decided to break that camera against the nice hard sidewalk. It was a no brainer getting another powershot. Keep in mind that this camera is used mostly as a point and shoot quick grab camera so I have not gotten into any of the advanced features.