"Nearly perfect for a compact camera"4.5 starson by sdeetz
Pros: Great image quality, excellent image stabilization, fast f2.6 aperture, great low light shots, scene modes work great, AA batteries were a savior when ripping off hundreds of shots a day on vacation
Cons: nothing major. Would have liked to see a 28mm wide angle lens, but at least you can add one on with the adapter
Summary: For the price and size, it is hard to imagine a better camera out there. This baby has fantastic image quality, it is very fast, has the new digic 3 processor, the best aperture of any compact digital I've found (f2.6) excellent image stabilizing, and on and on.
I especially liked the quality of low light photos. This has been a problem in every compact camera I've ever used. But the night scene mode worked very well, and with the ability to manually override settings that other compacts do not, I was able to dial some shots in even better than the default settings. They also included a ton of great settings for things that all of us take pictures of when on vacations, such as fireworks, aquariums, museums, etc. When you are somewhere that doesn't allow flash photography, the low light and high iso settings work great.
The movie modes are the best I've seen as well. They even have a 60fps setting, where most cameras max out at 30fps.
Better than many other cameras out there at twice the price!