Pros Great picture quality, astounding optical zoom for this price and a great lens
Cons None yet - given that the firmware upgraded cameras have fixed their AF flaws too!!
Summary I had previously had a Canon Rebel SLR with 6.1 MP resolution. I was looking for an upgrade and was finding it hard to decide. Thats when a friend of mine recommended this camera. It has a 8 MP resolution and offers a fantastic 28-200mm zoom!! This kind of a professional lens at this price is unimaginable at this price. The pictures taken using this camera have been of astounding quality. Unlike the Canon rebel SLRs, it is very light weight and gets that professional look with its black body - feel it and you will love its ergonomic design. The flip open LCD screen is a very nice feature - kudos to Canon for a well thought feature. I love it and would highly recommend this camera to anyone. If anybody differs please ask him to look at the picture quality this camera can give you and he would most certainly fall for it!!!Updated
After the firmware upgrade, I have nothing to crib about this camera. If your camera gives you great pictures, thats all you need to worry about and thats what this camera does. Use it and you will love it.
Pros very easy to use
Cons nor an SLR, but alot more convienant
Summary It's too bad that whom ever wrote the editor's review didn't actually try the camera. It certainly does use a wheel to navigate white balance and many other functions. The thumb switch, or the wheel can be used, making it even more flexible. It just bothers me to read a review, where the reveiwer doesn't have the facts straight. Focusing is improved about 300 percent by downloading the new firmware from the Canon site. I'll stop now
Pros 8mp, 7 power zoom, excellent digital zoom, gorgeous pictures
Cons After the firmware upgrade: none
Summary I come from a long line of 35mm film cameras, the last being a Canon EOS Elan. The PowerShot Pro1 is my 5th digital camera, the last being an Olympus C4040. I recently upgraded the firmware on the Pro1 and it now focuses faster/better, less shutter lag, and performs better overall than before. Pictures with this camera are superb, to say the least. I love the tilt LCD display on the back, and the camera overall can't be beat. It was between this camera and the Olympus C8080. A local camera store permitted me to take both cameras outside of the store and shoot comparison pictures. There was NO COMPARISON. Even the sales person was surprised at how much better the Pro1 pictures were over the C8080. I've had the Pro1 now for a year and enjoy it every time I go to take pictures. It feels so "professional" for such a little camera...with BIG features. The digital zoom is a real performer. I've taken test photos and the digital zoom outperforms optical, cropped to the size of the digital. This is an exception to the rule that digital isn't as good as optical. Not so with the Pro1. Before the firmware upgrade (get it at the Canon website) I would have rated this a "9". With the upgrade it is definately a "10" now.
Pros The tilt viewer made it easy to shoot low angle shots
Cons Terrible autofocus; slow, slow, slow; very poor manual focus control
Summary I owned it three months and then sold it on eBay. Forget action shots - slow! Very poor autofocus. Not worth your time if you have any interest advanced amateur work. Lens quality was good if you finally got a shot in focus.
Pros I would have to say that the 8meg pics are stunning. But compared with the G series, you probably couldn't tell the difference if you develop 11X17 or less. That's about it.
Cons The autofocus is very frustrating. Takes a long time to adjust and by then, you've lost the moment. It's not a camera for someone wanting candids. If you compose your shots, then you'll be fine. You'll miss most of the "quick, get the camera" shots though