Summary: My other Camera is a Canon 60D (pretty high end). BUT I LOVE THIS CAMERA! I Took it to Europe and got AWESOME pictures & Video. I dare say that the JPEG pictures were nearly as good as my Canon 60D. But without all the extra weight, hassle and "STEAL ME" appeal of the Cannon 60D. And to prevent the theft of this camera. I attached a necklace lanyard made out of 550 Paracord. I always wore the camera around my neck or looped around my belt.
Summary: Fantastic little camera for everyday use and especially for getting nice telephotos of people, birds, and wildlife too far away to even show up with a regular camera. The only downside is that you have to hold really still when taking telephoto shots.
Summary: I purchased this camera for a European trip. I was not disappointed, the zoom was better than I hoped for, the pictures beautiful. The reviews warn about short battery life, so, I carried an extra charged battery. The only time I needed to use the extra battery was after recording video for an extended time. Highly recommended!
Summary: I love this camera. I am a huge fan of Canon. I purchased this to replace an old Canon from 2005 with the long range zoom and have not been disappointed. My friends and coworkers are continually surprised with the quality of the pictures and the amazing zoom. It feels very sturdy and better built than lesser model powershots.
Summary: If you subscribe to Consumer's Reports, check out the December magazine to see how this camera was top rated in the superzoom category. Camera has some very good features and abilities. For best selection always download/read the manual and check out professional camera review sites. Majority of reviews posted here, while helpful, are done by well meaning photo amateurs. Read what the professionals say.
Summary: This camera has a great zoom lens and features that put it in a class that is better than a point and shoot and but maybe not as good as an SLR. Great camera for when you don't want to carry around a big SLR.
Summary: Only had camera couple of weeks.... - pictures taken are very sharp - 20x zoom is good - like the small size of the camera - no negatives at this point, battery life is ok....no issues when taking movie yet ( battery ) - forgot....the pop-up flash location is a pain, but soon get use to it.
Summary: I will tell everyone I know how I love this little camera! I grabbed it quickly as we were leaving for a trip and I wanted a small camera with a quicker shutter speed. I thought I would use the "other" settings but I ended up only using the camera on automatic. My pictures are wonderful with clear, crisp color, the zoom is outstanding, the detail is great... everyone thought I had used a more extensive camera.