From a 10x Optical Zoom lens to advanced Canon technology that automatically gives you the best shot, the 9.0-megapixel PowerShot SX110 IS packs impressive value. Advanced Face Detection Technology automatically sets focus, exposure, flash and white balance for beautiful portraits and group shots. Sharp, steady close-ups are easy with the powerful zoom and Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology. The slim and modern-looking SX110 IS is sized to go everywhere, and you'll never miss a detail with the big, bright LCD screen.
The perfect camera in it's class. Wonderfully easy to operate and understand, from beginner to advanced. Beautiful image quality and excellent control of quality focus range etc. If someone thinks this camera does not perform well enough then they need a camera in a different class. This is clearly the top camera in it's class and is priced perfectly.
Definitely a great camera for an amateur photographer trying to get his/her feet wet with more creative photography. The manual mode on this camera allows you to experiment with various shutter and aperture settings and gives a lot of freedom for photography under different lighting conditions (along with various ISO stops). I can point out two defects though. One is the increasing noise in the picture when you increase the ISO above 400. Also, this camera doesn't record images in the RAW format. So if you're looking for doing fancy stuff with RAW images in photoshop, you may need to go for a higher model. But I find working with jpeg images all right for now. May take a while to actually feel the need for a higher end camera that record images in a better format.