Summary: This is quite powerful digital pocket camera. I bought it just because I am heading on an overseas trip soon. I believe the camera will be a valuable trip companion on journey through many countries.
Summary: Couple hundred pictures and few videos later, i like this camera in small sensor, affordable camera class: Likes: - Good color accuracy in daylight - Sharp images - Effective image stabilization, no need to use flash indoors, if object is stationary. Zoom is stabilized all the way to 20x in good light. - Good 1080p stabilized video mode (zooming motor noises!), producing sharp videos, 20 x zoom can be used in videos as well.
Summary: Found that this camera exceeded my expectations. Tried the video mode and didn't notice any noise in playback. Being left handed the pop up flash took a bit of getting used to. Despite this the camera is certainly worth a recommendation.
Summary: Have had this approx. two weeks now and have taken it on holiday where I had a chance to get to know and use it in depth. I am an amateur photographer used to full and cropped frame SLR cameras, but wanted something a little smaller and lighter for such occasions as holidays etc. This meets the need beautifully. It took me a little time to familiarize myself with the various controls as my main equipment is NIKON.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace a Samsung that I used for digi-scoping (taking wildlife photographs through a spotting scope). This camera is not suitable as the front element of the lens is too far recessed. The build quality is very good and it takes superb pictures. The only real fault is the positioning of the pop-up flash. It is right under where the left index finger sits. If I was after a general purpose camera to carry with me all the time I'd buy this.
Summary: Nice camera and with a good specification. After using it for a while now I would have liked the battery life to be better so get a spare if you buy this camera. I use it 1/3 of stop under exposed as it tends to burn out the highlights when used in the normal mode. Not one for those with large hands I fear.
Summary: The Canon Powershot SX240sx is not a camera for beginners. It takes quite a bit of getting used to. However it comes preloaded with over 200 pages of instructions which can be downloaded to your PC which is a great help. It has a weighty well made feel about it. Once you have got used it the results are outstandingly good.