Excerpt: Bought this used as a backup/small camera to my Canon dslrs. I previously has other P&S cams (Panasonic FZ28, Panny DMC-ZS7-aka TZ10) and this one has much better color and overall image quality. I do miss an optical viewfinder and wish the flash recycled faster........Otherwise, it is superb!
Summary: This camera was a big purchase for me because I wanted something with more than the standardized 3x Optical Zoom of the vast majority of consumer digital cameras. I can easily say I am very satisfied, after more than a year of use.
Summary: I've traveled with a lot of different cameras, the SX100IS is far closer to 'perfect' than any I've owned. It's compact, light weight, and has most of the important functions on a much larger camera.
Summary: I wanted a compact ultra zoom camera to take with me to Baseball games, travelling, etc, when I would be unlikely to carry around my full DSLR with me. This camera is perfect, and the Image stabilization is a must have for a zoom of this range in such a small package (since your hands shake a bit...
Summary: I bought this for my best friend for Christmas and he loves it! He picked it out and it was exactly what he wanted in a camera. He's an amateur photographer and was looking for a camera to replace his old one. This one was perfect!
Summary: This is my 3rd and best "Point & Shoot" so far. Last one was a Cannon A560. Like most, it was fine outdoors, but gave poor results indoors or under artificial lighting. I am not a "Camera Geek" so just have to go by quality and this model produces awesome pix without tweaking.