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.
Summary: I have to admit, I'm a point and shoot type of person who likes a small digital camera that I can carry in the pocket of my jeans or in my purse so it's always handy. I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money on a camera and have to spend hundreds on extra lenses.
Summary: I am stepping up from the Canon A80 which I love but started having problems recording movies. The Canon A80 was my first digital camera and it was good but the one thing I dislike about it was the delay to take several pics in a row.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: The Canon SX10 is an outstanding camera sold at a fair price. The highly literate nature of some of the reviews gives a good clue as to who is buying it. I am depriving it of one star because of one inept design decision - albeit one that the user easily can remedy.
Summary: Such a disappointment! I expected a wider-angle improvement on its predecessor. Instead, I got a camera with a non-useable viewing system. The pictres are fine,but it is a guess as to what you are going to get. This is especially bad at the telephoto ranges.
Pros: Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons: Bad lens cap system, Digital viewfinder is bad, LCD contrast excessive
Summary: This is one of the most feature packed little cameras I've used. The first hint is the nearly 300 page manual. It really requires reading at least twice, with camera in hand, to get a grasp on which functions are ones you will use and which ones are of lesser interest for your style of shooting.