i've only ever used canon digital elphs. my first was the sd100 back in 2003. in 2007, i switched to the sd850. what i love most about these cameras is their super compact size...the fact that, when off, it's completely flat and fits in my jeans pockets was a deal-breaker for me. it's size and compact-ness lets me carry it wherever and whenever i go out. the large lcd screen is great, and it takes wonderful photos. the colors are amazing and true and it makes me look like a way better photographer than i know i actually am. i love love love the image stabilizer option. my first canon elph didn't have it, but this model does and it's a fantastic feature! the battery that came with this camera is also way better than its predecessor. when i go on adventures, it's not uncommon for me to take 200-300 photos and this battery will let me do it. i'm a true and loyal canon digital elph user. i won't use any other point-and-shoot digital camera...with the 850, i don't need to!
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