Summary: I got this camera in Feb. 2009. It has worked great until today (July 2009): I tried to turn the camera on and received a lens error message and the lens would not come out. It is NOT covered under warranty because supposedly I bumped or jarred the camera.
Jeremy McCreary "alleged digital photographer", Amazon
5 July 2008
Summary: Very clever, capable and pocketable P&S, but far too fragile for most purposes. My S600 became a piece of junk in <3 weeks of routine use after succumbing to the fatal and all-too-common "lens error". None of the user fixes described on the internet could revive it.