Summary: Nice small point and shoot digital camera with many of the functions of a DSLR. Battery performance below par for this camera as I get maybe 170+ photos per fully charged battery. Faster turn-on and focusing than most point and shoot.
Excerpt: The best thing about this camera is the 10x optical zoom. I am able to capture so much from afar and without jeopardizing too much picture quality. This camera is great in good lighting and can take very beautiful shots. It can however be grainy in low-light conditions.
Excerpt: I am impressed with this camera. Easy to use. Very good pictures. Problems: Tip: Buy a battery Sanyo 2700mAh or new model from Sanyo- ENELOOP- 2000mAh and charger: LaCrosse BC-700 or BC-900. After 1 charging I did moret 400 pictures. THIS IS BEST COMBINATION IN THE WORLD!
Excerpt: When my compact P&S Canon SD630 fell and broke, I jumped at the opportunity to upgrade my level of photography skills with an advanced P&S with the portability of a non-SLR. I took nearly 20,000 photos with the 630 and after only 4 months with the SX110IS I am over 4,500.
Excerpt: Re battery life: Lithium batteries last FOREVER!!! Canon recommends using their rechargeable NiMH or AA Alkiline batteries and specifies it is not good to use ni-cads or manganese (non-alkalines). However, I asked Canon tech specifically if Lithium batteries can be used, and they said yes.
Excerpt: Excellent choice for "beyond PointAndShoot" but "Don't need an SLR for this". I've got some nice SLRs, but guess who stays home and who goes dancing? Pocketable, capable, good image quality, solid construction, great ergos, not too expensive.
Excerpt: Nice medium level camera. Manual controls were my sole reason for buying it, you won't find these features in this price range for the picture quality. In less than ideal lighting the noise is nearly intolerable for a $200 camera though. Video is subpar for this category compared to the Lumix.