i've had this camera for about three years now and really like it. i love it when i first got it and now would probably just like an updated version. my very favorite feature about the camera is that it has red eye removal. after a picture is taken i can go in and fix the red eye and save a new picture. the camera also has a red eye feature but sometimes with that the eyes still turn out red (especially on blue eyes). my sister has a canon powershot but hers doesn't have the red eye fixing option. it is so much easier and faster for me to fix red eye on the camera as opposed to the computer. i like that i can focus the camera and then wait for my little girl to smile to take the picture. the zoom on the camera is really good too. the customer service i've gotten from canon has been really good too. the camera broke within six months of getting it and they had me mail it back and fixed it for me. another time the settings got all messed up and they helped me via email to figure out what i'd done wrong. i've been very pleased with canon and this camera.