"Great little camera"5.0 starson by ncrdave
Pros: Quick turn on time, fast access to SD card and battery, excellent resolution and color
Cons: A case would be nice, however I bought 5 IPOD cases for $5 that look like little socks that work perfectly
Summary: I've owned this camera for about a year and am still amazed at all the features. It takes great pictures! It takes movies and time lapse pictures. I've programmed the printer button on the back to take movies so if I'm taking stills and a movie situation arises I just press the button and I'm taking movies! It's small enough that I carry it in my shirt pocket everywhere I go. I can have it out of my pocket, (and sock case) turned on and taking pictures in just a couple of seconds. I take lots of pictures and I hardly ever miss one now thanks to the quick turn on time. It also has a continuous shoot mode - just hold the shutter button down and it takes pictures until the memory card fills or you release the shutter button. I found a good deal on 1G SD cards at Calumet Photo. I bought 2 extra batteries and carry about 6 1G SD cards and the extra batteries in my pocket. I can shoot all day with that setup. I have a Canon Digital Rebel that I used to take everywhere I went. That camera with the 28-135 IS lens and battery grip weighs about 3.5 lbs. The 850 weighs about 7 oz - quite a bit lighter! You can fix redeye right in the camera through the menus. You can set the exposure + or - 2 stops in manual mode. There are so many features that the user guide is 161 pages (and well written also). I would highly recommend this camera for anyone wanting a really good point and shoot camera!