Summary: I bought this camera after some research. The price seemed competitive for the features offered. After taking this camera on a a two week vacation, I have to admit it has wowed me. The good: There are a wide array of preset camera settings for different types of shots being taken.
Summary: This is a very nice camera. Battery life is excellent, especially with lithium batteries. I really like the true colors in the pictures and it's ability to take good quality photos in fairly dim light without the use of a flash.
Summary: This camera has excellent a telephoto (zoom) lens of good length (360 mm or 10X) but unfortunately does not have a wide angle lens (the widest angle here is 36 mm--just longer than the standard 35 mm). The camera also lacks HD movie capturing abilities.
Summary: The SX120 is a great value that will provide better results than the Elph series of cameras. Color, contrast, and white balance are accurate. Exposure metering is also accurate. There is some highlight clipping, but that is common to just about every point and shoot.
Summary: I've owned several digital cameras, but this one is my favorite out of them all. My favorite thing about it is the fast shutter action when you turn off the "auto preview" so the picture doesn't show right after you've taken it.
Summary: I bought this camera because of the optical 10x zoom and image stabilization. My previous experience with Canon PowerShot cameras has been very good. The picture environment selections (Auto, night, portrait, and so on) are excellent, especially the indoor lighting modes.
Summary: I did not like this camera at all when I first bought it. I thought it was the cameras fault that it kept dieing. I tried duracell, and energizer and they wouldn't last. I finally read a lot of reviews and everyone said to try the rayovacs.
Summary: This camera is great! So easy to use and takes great shots. The only problem I have is that the batteries it comes with don't last very long, and I bought some rechargeable ones, and they don't last very long either. But I can deal with that. The pictures look very polished and professional.
Summary: I've done a fair amount of researching to buy a point and shoot to complement my DSLR that I already use. Keep in mind a few things with point and shoots... they are NOT DSLR's and will not have the same quality of picture, regardless of megapixels.