Summary: I am having this camera for more than a year now. This gives you really great picture based on you correct mode selection on it. The zoom feature is really awesome. For certain mode the having faster shutter speed is needed, but still it gives best shorts competing with some of the entry level...
Summary: Canon PowerShot SX30 old model Canon SX40 HS new model: While the SX30 maybe a good camera, Canon updated, replaced or fixed the problems in low lighting, speed, etc. The SX40 HS is a few dollars more, but you get a FIVE Star camera.
Summary: I was looking for a camera that was a step above your average point and shoot. I also didn't want to spend the money for a SLR. A friend of mine has this camera and I loved the quality of photos he was able to get.
Summary: I have taken some absolutely AMAZING photographs with this camera...just being able to photograph craters and dry lakes on the moon is awesome in itself...and when you can zoom in on something like that it is amazing what you can do with photographing wildlife!
Summary: I purchased this camera because I had been using an earlier version (S2IS)and liked it. I found the auto setting resulted in poor quality and at times wanted to return to my older camera. Unfortunately I took the camera to the park and left it there and when I returned it was gone..