I love this camera!!!!!
I just bought it a week ago and I can already tell a huge difference over my Kodak (in another review). It's 8MP with a 10x optical zoom. I like having the bigger zoom so I can take pictures as soccer games, baseball games, tennis matches...you get the picture.
The problem I've always had in the past was when you zoomed in, the picture turned out very dark. Not with the Canon. It also takes great pictures indoors with very little light. The pictures turn very bright.
The camera is also very easy to use. I was able to start using it the minute I took it out of the box.
The only thing people might not like about it is that it's not a tiny little camera that you can put in your pocket. It does have some weight to it. However, I find that I like the bigger cameras better because they're not as easy to lose.
I think I will definitely stick with Canon from now on for all my cameras.