"GREAT point and shoot camera"4.5 starson by samofsiam
Pros: Easy to use, fast boot up time, quality pictures, very versatile
Cons: No advanced features such as shutter speed, aperture, etc.
Summary: I purchased this camera 2 weeks ago. This camera replaced my Nikon Coolpix 4300, a camera that is a little more advanced than the SD800. I purchased it because I wanted more of a point and shoot camera, and the Canon does it!
The thing I like about this camera is its size. About the size of a deck of cards, this camera can fit into almost any pocket.
The time it takes from pressing power and taking a shot is a LOT shorter than my Coolpix camera, turn the camera on, and by the time you point at a subject, the camera is ready to take pictures.
This camera is also very versatile, if you buy the proper accessories for it. I purchased the WP-DC9 underwater case. This lets me take pictures when I am jetskiing, swimming, at the beach, or just snowboarding. I have the ease of mind knowing that my camera will stay dry and operational.
Image stabilization is great with this camera. I was able to take pictures of a dimly lit romantic dinner with no blurs and now flash! This was impossible with my Coolpix camera. This was one of the top reasons why I considered this camera for purchase.
The downside to this camera is that it does not have any advanced features, but I believe Canon is marketing this camera as a point and shoot. I believe this camera is good for the family or an everyday camera.
Overall, if you are looking for a camera for going to Disneyland, family outings, New Years parties, etc.. something not needing a photo shoot, then this camera is for you