Summary: Love this little camera! I am an amateur photographer and have had many different point and shoot cameras. This one by far has been my favorite. Still small enough to fit in my purse but capable enough to take on my most recent trip to Africa. My photos were comparable to people who had those large lenses. This camera has a 20 times zoom that gave me many clear shots from a distance. So often with a long zoom the picture isn't precise but this camera performs very well!
Summary: I love this camera - it zooms better than models which cost four times as much. I had a previous model which I dropped & broke (sadness) and loved the camera so much I bought the exact same one as a replacement.
Summary: HEY! People, I have tried other cameras over the last 44 + years (started at age 11) and I always come back to Canon. For the last 6 years I have gotten 3 Canon PowerShots. I use mine DAILY, having it with me constantly, I put it through a LOT in two years! Most people would probably take at least 4-6 years to put it through as much as I do. Photograpy is a Hobby for me ... but one I could hardly live without, as it is my way of expressing myself.
Summary: So far I have enjoyed the camera. I took some long distance shots of birds across the pond in my back yard, and they came out much better than expected. Still have not shot any video's but I am sure with Canon's reputation, they will come out great.
Summary: First off, I had the same problem with the low battery light coming on when the video portion was used on this camera. I contacted Canon and had someone stay on the phone line while I downloaded and upgraded firmware. The reason I had a Canon rep on the line with me is because I wanted to get it right the first time. The Rep had me download the firmware onto a SDHC memory card via a card reader through my USB port.