Excerpt: I bought the camera to replace a Kodak 850P primarily to reduce noise in low light. Over the past three years I've pretty much bonded with the camera for still photos on a couple of trips overseas plus hundreds of pics here in the States.
Excerpt: I got this camera to replace my basic point and shoot small cam. Since the very beginning I was impressed by the quality and the images and the new features I got with the Canon. Great choice if you are a photo enthusiast and plan to step up to a more complete camera.
Excerpt: I bought the SX10 back around the time when it first came out, and I've never regretted it. With the 20x superzoom lens and all of the manual controls, it's one of the closest things you can get to a DSLR without actually being a DSLR.
Summary: Purchasing any digital camera comes down to “is it right for me”? As a photographer myself, I hope to give you enough technical info, but at the same time my insights for the everyday photographer. There are usually three main types of people buying a digital camera.
Excerpt: I have not seen any negative reviews of the view finder, only one opinion in answer to my questions that was negative. Mine is quite poor. It produces a very rough view that hinders visability especially in dark areas. Looks like you are looking through a window screen. The LCD is just fine.
Cons: According to a lot of reviews I'd read before buying my PowerShot, the main gripe is that the lens cap can become lost because it's not attached to the camera body., I overcame this by heating the point of a small guage knitting needle and making a hole in the lens can just under the 'C' of Canon...
Summary: REALITY CHECK! I am a "camera freak," I just love the things. I own the SX10 (and previously a stack of other digital cameras ... starting with that SONY MAVICA with the 3.5" diskettes a LONG time ago), and love it. I previously owned the S5, and it was also excellent.
Summary: I've had my SX10 for about a week and am very impressed with it's versatility. I tend to read all the user reviews I can before making a purchase and did that with the SX10. I also tested the camera with my own card in a local store and compared video and stills on the same card to the Pany TZ28.
Excerpt: The Camera has too many options, which a beginner cannot use it like a photo can be edited or changing color of the background. Video recording is good. Battery backup is fine. Problems: I bought this camera last May2009, sold it after 2months. Because I don't feel this one is my babe.