Summary: I bought my 40i 2 years ago when I was in Japan where they have the exclusive pink version. I love that I don't have to have two separate items for digital photos and MP3's! That alone is what made me buy this camera. But the photo quality has been great too. Pictures generally come out true to color and, if you get a 64 MB card, it holds a bunch of them to boot. Compact, convinient, efficient. Not only that, it is exceptionally user friendly.
Summary: An excellent camera with a few major faults: The obvious one - theres no optical zoom. If you look through the viewfinder, and your subject is only taking up a tiny fraction of the display, YOU're the one that's going to have to physically move yourself closer to the subject. The camera cannot do the zooming-in for you. And secondly, the shutter speed is far too slow. Trust me, you cannot take photos of, say, people dancing. All you'll get is a blur.
Summary: This is really a simple straight forward tiny digital camera. If you want a huge number of features and a lot of settings this isn't a camera for you. On the other hand if you want a camera you can take anywhere and tuck in your pocket, you'll never miss a shot with this tiny camera. It's menus are easy to use, but note that the screen on the back is a bit tiny. No hunting for the flash feature as on many other cameras.
Summary: This was my introduction into the world of Digital Camera's. I bought this camera for my trip abroad. I wanted something small and light but I did not want to give up functionality. I had no problem giving up the zoom that was just something for me to break when shoving it into my bag. This camera has been dropped and kicked and it still works great. I have not had any problems uploading or downloading the pictures and the printed pictures look amazing.
Summary: I am not sure what surprises me most about this camera. Probably the fact that it is 2 years old and still outperforms many others! It is in a class by itself. You will be hard-pressed to find something comparable for its size, resolution, or features. You can shoot an incredible 2400x1800 picture or listen to mp3s from this unit, not much bigger than 3" x 3" square.
Summary: This camera is the perfect balance between high resolution and small size. The photo's I have taken with this camera are so fantastic, that two other picky people from my office finally bit the bullet and bought one too! I have traveled the world for 13 years capturing the moment - therefore -my photo's are important to me. By the same token, if the thing is too large, I am less likely to want to drag it along.
Summary: Excellent product. Small enough to fit in your pocket, which is what I found to be the biggest advantage of the camera. Photo quality is very good. Just make sure that you focus on the item that you want to be the focal point of the shot. Strong recommendaiton.