"Picture quality not as good as reviewed"1.5 starson by darrinjoiner
Pros: It was shiney, and has a great display.
Cons: Quality of picture not what I expected. Lots of grain when you close in. Indoor pictures were terrible. Zoom button is wrapped around the shutter button and feels horrible on your finger (I still prefer thumb zoom and finger shutter).
Summary: I bought several cameras (Canon SD870, 890 and SX100) trying to replace my old canon 2.1 MP camera and returned them all. I visit every camera review site gathering info before I buy. Each time, the photos don't match up with the camera reviewers. I have yet to find one that rivals the quality of my old canon with increased detail. Seems detail (megapixels) = more grain. I find that the new canon powershots using the DIGIC 3 processor all suffer from the same problems. Flash photos are all over exposed, macro photos lack consistant detail, any low light photos are grainy. I am still waiting for a powerful compact camera that has a decent zoom (6x) and takes fantastic pictures regardless of the lighting conditions. Hey CANON, stop focusing on facial recognition and other gimicks, and really make a camera that takes great pictures.