Summary: With all of the good user reviews and consumer reports recommended buying I thought it would meet all of my expectations. It didn't. The only thing going for it was fast recovery between flash pictures. Here is what it isn't good at: * Flash: To use the flash, you have to manually pop-up the flash unit. * Shake: a feature my wife needs as she takes blurry pictures. Doesn't really work.
Summary: PROS: The camera itself is good for people who don't want to fiddle with settings. I left it on auto mode for a trip to Europe and was mostly happy with image quality in all light levels. The SX600 performs especially well in low light, but the default settings also tend to over-expose in bright sunlight or with backlit subjects, and captures a lot of lens flare (J.J. Abrams fans rejoice!) CONS: The camera is Wi-Fi ONLY.
Excerpt: The camera is fine. It takes good pictures. It's pretty much fully automatic; it does not offer even the minimal control of the previous generation of point and shoots. Still, the automated choices are usually accurate. Smart focal point selection. The WIFI software is a train wreck. Software documentation is poor. I believe that B&H recommends purchasing the USB cable, and I agree with them. Use a cable and forget the WIFI is my advice.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
Summary: Nice feel, seems sturdy. Like the picture quality. The menus are better than the Casio it replaced, but still not intuitive (at least to me) and extremely complex. Doesn't come with a printed manual - and believe me, you'll need one! Very big zoom range, but a lot of the telephoto range is only useful if the camera is on a tripod or other support.