I love Canon products, and I will continue to buy their products, but this one fail me completely. I had to return it and get the older model, which was the Canon 100 Hs. I take a lot of self-portrait shot for my blogs, and most of the shot had a shadow appearing on the lower left hand side. It a nice camera if you don't plan on doing any self-portrait shots. I honestly was surprise about this camera preforming so poorly. I original got the red version of this camera, and I got a len error on the first day. I return it, and got a second one which I notice from time to time would produce a shadow on the left hand side of the pictures. I thought the second camera was a defective one, so I return it for another, and received the black version of the camera, since they didn't have the red any more. First of all, the black version of this camera has a rough texture, which SHOULD have been stated by the manufacture. I don't know why it was done with that rougher material, but that was enough to make me want to return the camera. I proceeded to take multiply self-portraits shots with the same result. Also when you leave it on auto, and the "portrait" icon comes on, the picture appears so saturated and blurry, that the pictures comes out looking faked and Photoshop, when it hasn't been. I'm so disappointed by this model, and I really wanted to upgrade my five year old Canon for this. I end up getting the older model which I like and produces wonderful result.