Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS 10 Megapixel Compact Camera - Silver - 3" LCD - 10x Optical Zoom - 4346B001 - Performance and Style
Great Digital Camera12/14/2012
Nice heavy construction. Takes great still pictures and video too! Does not come with memory card, so order one with your purchase. I have no complaints about battery. My initial charge was for 14 hours. Beach Camera had good price with free shipping. I would purchase another if this one ever broke. I purchased the extended warranty from Square Trade for $12 for 3 years.
Beautiful well-made camera12/6/2012
This camera is small but substantial. It is totally the opposite of the typical cheap flimsy plastic cameras . I am very happy with both it's ability to take pictures and high def video even in low light. The camera is smooth and does not have the rubber grips of a cell phone which can make it easy to drop. I never use a camera without the wrist strap and even insist on it if someone offers to take my picture. I bought extra batteries from another brand and was happy they were inexpensive.
This is an excellent point and shoot camera. You can take it out of the box and start taking very clear pictures right away. I've had other cameras where pictures always turn out slightly fuzzy due to movement by the picture taker. The Canon camera is quite crisp. This camera also has many advanced features, that historically have not be available in a point and shoot. However, they are a little more complicated to use and either require some playing around or reading instructions.
Great "auto" performance12/14/2011
I bought this camera (at the discount price) as a pocket-size point-and-shoot that I can take on walks and kayaking. (Reviews were positive but warned of the "poor 150-shot battery life, 36mm not-so-wide-angle setting and minimal physical controls.") So far I love the 10x optical zoom and super image quality. The "auto" mode is very intelligent; I have hardly used the manual controls at all. I also like the button for videos (don't have to switch to video mode to shoot video). Wish battery lasted longer on a recharge.