"The perfect Point and Shoot."5.0 starson by bp1219
Pros: Excellent picture quality, great performance, (fast, fast, fast), lots of useful features, Best zoom I have seen, great image stabilization when using the zoom or indoors with flash.
Cons: Battery life, with all this camera does the trade off is more than worth it. The camera is a little heavier than most points and shoots in its class. Still very comfortable though.
Summary: Amazing camera with very useful feature set. Lots of Point and Shoot cameras in this class have features. This one has features you will use to enhance the experience and results. While there is a learning curve on the features, you will get great pictures out of the box. I have owned dozens of Point and Shoot digital cameras in all classes from the original Kodak's, Sony's, Panasonic's, Nikon's and Cannons to latest one being the Cannon S95, (also a great camera). I am in the events business so it is important to be able to shoot in low light as well as have a camera that can perform well. The zoom shots from the Baseball games are amazing. The size, although larger than the Cannon Digital Elph line and the Cannon S line is still a good size and can fit in your pants pocket if need be. I would recommend getting an additional battery from the start and keeping it charged. Especially if you plan on taking a lot or indoor shots or using the GPS. Amazon has great prices on spare batteries. I would be amazed if this camera is not the Point and Shoot Camera of the Year. Cannon has always led the way in this market. This camera leaves all of the others in the dust. I am sure when JG and cnet got a hold of this one they were amazed as well.