Excerpt: I have this camera since last year, upgraded from a S3 IS. I was expecting that Canon must solved some problems but not, they continue the same. Under low light conditions - if you arent under a bright cloudy day - the precision of the focusing is very weak if you are using the zoom among 10x.
Summary: Nice colors. Great zoom. Quiet & smooth zoom operation. Decent view finder with diopter. Lots of functions. Decent low light performance. Improved video performance. Pictures are sharp and clear up to 400 iso. After that, typical noise visible. Stereo sound.
Summary: I used the Canon SX10is daily over a period of two months on a trip to Peru, and shot around 600 images during that time. I would call this "normal" use. The LCD monitor on my camera appears to have an anti-reflective coating which resists fingerprints.
Summary: I thought "moving up" from a Kodak Easyshare to a Canon SX10IS would be delightful....however, I am not enjoying the camera at all. It is difficult to take a crisp clear non blury picture in a room full of people. It is also difficult for it to focus in low light.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Summary: I have had this camera for about 18 months and I have taken some great pictures, but also some poor ones. Close up seems to focus great but at distance the focus can be very soft. I'm no expert but to be honest I have taken better pictures with my old Kodak DX6490.
Brilliant versatility, but pictures a bit disappointing.
P. Stephens, Amazon
12 April 2009
Summary: I've had this camera for around four months now, and my conclusions are that while it offers fantastic versatility, the pictures are a bit disappointing. The 20X zoom and very effective image stablisation means that you can take everything from wide-angle interiors to 500mm (equivalent) hand-held...
Summary: This is the fourth Canon camera I have bought (over 3 decades) which does I think say something about the quality of their products. For me it is a good step up from my Powershot A710 IS in terms of specification, however, I have to say that the controls are less well laid out than the A710.