"Great Camera!!"5.0 starson by gpaull
Pros: -Great low light phots, even without a tripod.
-Great auto mode.
-Good battery life. Lasts all day.
-Tough. Went zip lining without issue.
-Feels quality. Some of the SX40's competition feels plastic and cheap.
Cons: -Needs more manual controls for the serious photographer.
-LCD is low resolution, making manual focus almost impossible to use.
-Size. It won't fit in a pocket and needs a camera bag.
Summary: I've had many point and shoots up to this point, but was looking for something with a decent zoom that could take indoor and low light photos better. This camera is exactly what I was looking for. Low light photo quality is amazing compared to eveything that I've had before. Even the video looks good on my TV, which I wasn't expecting after reading reviews. Auto mode works great too. I was able to get several great photos on vacation that were missed by others that couldn't get their DSLRS set up in time. I was also able to zoom further than any of the DSLRs, which made them very jealous!
Perfect for someone looking for something better than a point and shoot, but not wanting to take a photography class and buy a DSLR.