I always put negatives first. 1. The clarity of this camera at 25x is not as clear as you would expect. 2. I find that the colors lean to the blue and purple and that if you have a flower or something that is more brown or orange, the color will not be accurate. I cannot find anything that will adjust color on this camera. 3. It does have the usual lag time after taking a picture, (not just for this Elph Powershots but common to the point and shoots. So here are the positives. 1.This camera has detail that is amazing. 2. You can get clarity of shots, particularly with outdoor shots quickly. The focus fixer is fast and the HD is really an HD. It keeps the focus as the person moves towards you or away from youor the bird or the fish, or the dog. 3. I have been astounded at the battery life. I have had the camera, probably shot 400 pictures and 15-20 movies and have only recharged the battery once. 4. I love how easy it is to use. It fits easily in your hand and the back side view is big. That is helpful for old eyes but also for anyone who is trying to frame their photo. I usually prefer looking through a viewfinder and always do so with my bigger powershot, and my DSLR's, but sometimes you just want to quick flick out a decent picture. I LOVE this camera. 5. Indoor pictures are really good as well. Use the Program option and heighten the ISO to 400 higher may be grainy although I have not found that to be too bad, and if you need the flash, this little flash close up, (indoors) does the trick. Don't try it with any major zoom or you will not get the benefit of the flash. So, over all, I love the camera. I will edit this review over time if something happens, but I am using it at the beach (tough for the camera with sand and just the salty air) and in the mountains where there is a lot of fog and rain. It isn't water proof but a baggy helps. Canon. Thanks.