Pros Easy to use, Autofocus, Manuals in 2 languages,
Cons a little hard to see the LCD in very bright sunlight
Summary We bought one of these four (4) months ago and we love it! We bought a 2 GB SD memory and rechargable batteries for it. There are manuals for English and manuals for Spanish. The quality of the photos we are getting speaks extremely well for the automatic focusing and the lens quality of this basic, inexpensive camera. We would buy this camera again, without considering other makes or models! Yesterday, I took 97 photos, mostly in very bright sun and the results are excellent. The camera is recognized, immediately, in the Linux Operating System. It's also recognized in MS Windows XP, without needing to install Software from Canon.
Pros Takes great photos, easy to use
Cons Can be hard to change settings if you aren't familiar with it.
Summary The "experts" are obviously more technologically advanced than most. They wouldn't be able to appreciate a camera that doesn't take photos, have movies with sound, make coffe for you, play MP3, and still fit into a lipstick tube. For average people such as myself, this camera is a great buy, it is a bargain, and while it may have image "noise", I still think it takes great photos and if you want a camera for taking photos and not one that plays MP3, has 2000 dollars worth of bells and whistles and you aren't afraid it will get stolen if you take it out in public, this one certainly tops the list!
Pros Good quality in well light places, fair flash, simple AA batteries, viewfinder, hidden gems (ex: super macro close up mode), affordable, microphone, 4x zoom, software, speaker, made of nice materials.
Cons Big and bulky, strange button placement, bad video, poor low-light (without flash), small screen, normal batteries have short life.
Summary A good camera for basic shooting, and some nice hidden gems. Nice picture quality for 5 mp. The size isn't the smallest, but it's worth it for the long zoom. Great price as well!
Pros It was a gift... meaning it was free. It can take a good beating though.
Cons There is a huge shutter delay between photos, which is difficult to capture a running two year old. If you are going to pay 200 on a camera, and a Canon I recommend the Canon SD940.
Summary Unless you like forcing people to pose for pictures for up to 2 minutes, buy something else. Canon is an amazing brand for cameras, buy a different one... this one is its red headed step child.
Pros A decent point and shoot camera for every day things
Cons May arrive defective, and Canon won't help you if it does
Summary Product arrived with a pixel stuck red. Unfortunately, I didn't notice until I went to the desert and took some pictures of cloud formations and it was past return policy. Sent in for repair. They replaced the sensor and it came back with a different pixel stuck blue. Sent in again, the exact same pixel still stuck blue. Broken from factory, 2 repairs, and still have not taken a picture that does not have defects. I called Canon to get a remedy and I will apparently be just sending it back in and hoping the third attempt at repair will work while the other attempts did not. I would not recommend buying this unless you want to photoshop pixels out of your photos and deal with some guy named Jermaine from Canon who insists he does not have a Supervisor.