Conclusion: HI. i got this to replace my 10 year point and shoot. WOW what a difference 10 years makes. this makes movies and stills with many different built ins. the wifi makes downloading pictures easy as pie. the telephoto lense is great. clear and crisp pictures in HD. i put in a 64G chip that will never fill up just in case. I bought it on line for 1/3 the cost that buying it in the local store would cost. cant say enough. cost is low and the pictures are great.
Conclusion: I bought the canon sureshot to take pictures for my daughters homecoming dance. I bought it on a Wednesday, and had to use it that Saturday. It was so easy to use! I am not especially good at electronics but it is easy to navigate, and the auto setting was wonderful. I did try some other settings, and I was very happy with the results. I love the wifi capabilities.
Conclusion: For the price, this is a great little camera. It is small enough to carry around easily and has a lot of useful features. One thing I like is that you can switch it completely into manual and be creative with your pictures. I recommend getting a spare battery and these are reasonable as well. The lens quality is good too and it has a huge zoom for it size. You must remember though that because of the telephoto lens the f/stop only goes to 3.5 Also the max is f/8 I think.
Hers takes wonderful plctures and is easy to hold and use
Applique Quilter, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: I ordered this camera (it has since been replaced with a newer version by Canon and this one has been discontinued but is still available) because a friend has this one. Hers takes wonderful plctures and is easy to hold and use. Since I have always used a much smaller "point and shoot," I thought this one would be small enough to be easily handled, but have so much more capabilities than my small camera.