"Great Camera, Well Worth the Cost"5.0 starson by rmmc10
Pros: Longer Battery Life (which CNET didn't mention), 4x Zoom, Image Stabilization
Cons: Viewfinder is in a Slightly Akward Location (but I never use it anyways)
Summary: For our upcoming overseas honeymoon I was looking to replace a 2.0 megapixel PowerShot S200 with a new compact digital camera with a higher resolution and more features. The S200 has been a great camera and I felt that Canon had earned my repeat business, but I still spent a month researching all that was out there before making a decision.
Ultimately I decided on the SD700 IS for a few reasons; the familiar platform, it's compact size will let me carry it in my jeans pocket and avoid the "tourist look", the 6.0 megapixel resolution, the 4x optical zoom outdoes all of Canon's other compact digicams, the new rechargeable battery outlasts Canon's previous versions (an essential since we'll be in Europe for 2 weeks), and the image stabilization helps make sure the memories we capture are as clear as can be.
I bought the SD700 the day that it arrived at the local Circuit City and have been playing with it as much as possible. The picture quality is awesome, the various settings allow me to tweak things some, the video looks like it came from a video camera, it's easy to use, and I can attest to it having a very respectable battery life with how much I've been using it.
I'm usually one to be picky about cost, but the price was almost a non-issue when I considered the 3 main advantages that the SD700 IS has over the SD600 or SD630; 4x zoom, image stabilization, and longer battery life. Great job Canon!