Summary: My past two point and shoot cameras were Canons and I had pretty much decided on the Elph 500 back in March '11. Long story short, I picked SONY over Canon because I have had enough of Canon always taking forever to launch new products and charging hefty premiums for their reputation, marginally...
Summary: This is a fabulous camera! Small and compact and yet takes great photos, including low light. It also has numerous functions to customize your photo so it is not simply a point and shoot. It is an ideal camera for the beginner who wants to look like a semi-pro!
Summary: I've had this camera for 3 yrs & i still love it!! small takes good pics! we took all of our engagement pics with it.. it was on a tripod of course.. all of our christmas card pictures & everything!! love it..
Summary: I didn't want to buy a new model since it probably will be outdated in a few years. This refurbished model works great and my friend loves it. He always wanted this model and luckily I was able to purchase it without spending a fortune.