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: Well, I got this camera as a gift in early December, and I must say I am very pleased with its performance. It is one heck of a camera. Its a great medium range camera because a beginner in photography can use it, and it was great manual control for more advanced photographers.
Summary: A couple months ago my cheap digital camera took a dive out of my pocket and nearly got swallowed by a gutter in Times Square. Sadly, it wasn't repairable, so I turned to this camera. I just bought it yesterday, graduating from a Kodak EasyShare C643, which is a huge jump to this beauty.