This little camera, and I mean "little" is so perfect to slip in your pocket and go. It takes great photos and video. We bought this camera to supplement our large SLR (also Canon) for those times when you don't want to bring the larger camera (to the beach, pool etc...) and now I prefer the simplicity of this point and shoot. I really like using the preset options like "vivid" or "super slow motion video", the preset (about 30 presets) make picture taking more fun and you end up with spectacular results. I even enlarged a photo to a 3' x 4' poster and the quality is amazing! I have had several Canon cameras in the past and they have always been reliable and deliver great quality.