Last October, my sons and I set out on a trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Our main purpose in this trip was to see the fall foliage and take pictures. When we stopped at the welcome center in Tennessee, I discovered that I had forgotten my camera. Since we live in Indiana, I definetly could not go back for it.
Once we reached Sevierville, I stopped at a Kmart to see if I could find an inexpensive digital camera. They had several but I liked the Canon Powershot. I have not regretted my choice.
This camera takes really clear pictures, even from a moving car. It has a wonderful flash. I was able to take pictures of my sons in a dark room and you could see them very clearly.
It has 5.0 mega pixels and a 4X optical zoom lens. On the settings dial for what kind of picture you are taking, there are settings for standard pictures, pictures where there might be movement, scenic pictures and a video setting. Unlike my older camera, this one will tape a video until you run out of room on your SD card.
This camera came with 2 -512 mb memory cards and a wrist strap. It takes 2 AA batterys which are included. It came with 2 instructional manuals. One is very detailed and goes into all aspects of the camera. The other manual is a quick start guide that gives you the basics to get started quickly.
I only have two small negatives on this camera. The first is that the view screen is small, only about 1 1/2 by 2 inches. Secondly, the batteries don't seem to last very long.
All in all, I think it is a very good camera and worth giving a try.