"Pictures are not crystal clear."2.5 starson by kosigi
Pros: Colors are true to life in bright light conditions
Cons: Thumbwheel control is clumsy and will set to wrong setting when in hurry.
Summary: I was looking for replacing my old Olympus D540 Digital camera. The only problem with the old one was that it just ate up batteries in less than 15 to 16 snaps. With or without a flash!! The review for SD 850 IS were 8.3 (around Feb 2008), and it also had the rechargable battery. However, on buying the 850 IS - I found that the picture clarity was poor when compared to my Old Olympus (which is a 3.3 MP). Especially poor when using higher ISO settings. The features in 850 IS are plenty - but none gives a non-grainy picture. But I saw that the colors are true-to-life in bright conditions and even in low light conditions. The flash works well!