good additional features added to the IS models, they have a lot more features for those camera savvy exposure, asa, and custom manual features.
The coach bag is a nice plus too!
I don't recommend this for beginner shooters, especially for the price. If you want a regular point & shoot just go for Canon's regular models & don't spend the extra $150 if you don't know how to use the special features. It can get quite advance
I say this is a good camera, a bit pricey, but good overall if you want to shower yourself with a special gift. The coach makes it look a bit more classy.
The new ergonomic shape is a bit odd, but it works.