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Rated 5 out of 5 by savvycpa Great pocket camera
I'm not a professional, but I have taken photography classes and have been shooting pics since I was about 8 years old. I have owned about 10 digital cameras over the past 20 years, and this one is my favorite so far. My last three have been Sony's, and after picking up this little gem today, I'm not sure I will go back to the Sony for photos. They are so much more crisp and vivid with this Canon. The photos snap a little faster than my Sony DSC-H55. It's a 14.1 MP with 10x optical zoom. This one is a 16.1 MP with 8x optical zoom. We'll see how well this one holds up, but I can't believe how impressed I am with it right out of the box. Easy set up, too. Just charge the battery, plug in your memory card, set the date, and you're ready to roll. I noticed the photos indoors don't snap so fast - probably because the camera is doing more auto adjusting. Photos in bright sun are pretty fast (compared to my Sony, anyway) and bright and vivid. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and debating which camera to go with. No regrets out of the box. Photos look clear in the view screen, clear on my computer, and they print great!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Skiwalker Easy to take along for travel
This is a nice camera to take along when traveling. It is light weight, and easy to use once you are familiar with the options that is has. The zoom quality was much better than I expected it to be. I have an Oympus E 500 that I use for more serious photography. I bought this one for my college son to take to France for his study abroad. I took it with me to an indoor conference in a stadium and it did great! Outdoor photos turned out great too. The battery and charger are small which is very nice. This is a very nice camera for the money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lotr1107 Great clear pics
This camera takes great, clear pictures. It was well worth the money. Several years ago I bought a Kodak camera from another retailer and paid almost $300 for it. Needless to say, I hated it and have been looking for a better camera ever since. I was amazed at how bright and clear the pics were, especially shots of the sky and clouds. So far, I am really pleased with my purchase.
Rated 2 out of 5 by ErieMS Camera ok, pocket size
Not really happy with camera. Seems much slower than our last powershot which we replaced. The only reason we selected this camera was that we thought the batteries were the same. The cost of a spare battery is pricy. Should have just sent back the camera.