Summary: Overall, the camera is very good and has many very nice features. When I purchased it, I really thought that it would be much more compact in size. It is quite large compared with many other point and shoot digital cameras with similar features.
Nice point and shoot camera. Zoom is fine, but it's no SLR.
Bob "Bob", Amazon
2 February 2011
Summary: Please see Cooper's Hawk picture above. I like this camera because it has 14x optical zoom, which is great for zooming in on people, but not so great for difficult wildlife pictures. I was hoping I might be able to take this camera backpacking and leave my SLR behind to save weight.
Summary: I bought this camera (as did two of my relatives) for two reasons: I gave it to my daughter before she went to Africa (and on a safari) so she could take amazing photos with a pocket size camera, and it didn't disappoint. It has a 14X OPTICAL zoom - rare for a small digital camera!
Summary: Reviewed a lot of point and shoot cameras before selecting this one. Pros: Takes great pictures and has a great zoom for a such a little camera. And, it's good in low light. Cons: This is not a great action camera...not fast and a little fuzzy.
Summary: I bought this camera specifically for a trip to National Parks in the southwest. The pictures turned out great. I also brought along my old camera and my husband took pictures with it (Sony Cybershot). His pictures didn't have the clarity and color that the Canon had.
Summary: This camera has just the feature set I wanted, and using it is a truly enjoyable experience. The best feature of the camera has to be the nice, sharp 14x wide angle zoom lens (28mm-392mm equivalent).
Summary: I read many reviews and my choice came down to this camera, the Canon Powershot SX210 IS, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. I've been a long time Canon fan. That did influence my choice and I bought the Canon.
Good P&S with good image quality and low light performance
Rick in Virginia, Amazon
7 October 2010
Summary: I compared this camera to the Panny zs3 (in lieu of the zs7 which wasn't available at the time), and the Sony hx5v. I did buy and use all three cameras to do this test. You can only go by reviews written by others to a certain point, and then you need to see for yourself.
Summary: First off - background on me and what I was looking for: I would classify myself as an intermediate photographer. I own a Nikon DSLR which I use primarily for low light situations having learned the hardway at my son's 18th birthday that my old point-and-shoot did a lousy job of photos in low light...