This my 4th Canon digital camera, I'm still using an old Powershot G2 (still fantastic results) and a Powershot G6 (a fantastic camera in every respect) but my old Ixus 400 just gave up the ghost and, needing a true pocket camera, the Ixus 100 IS seemed the perfect choice. Most of the good reviews don't come close to describing the ease of use and great results from this camera. The stills are fabulous from a camera/lens combination of this size and the video facility shows great quality when replayed. The camera (mine is black) is also unobtrusive which can be a boon if taking pictures at a party etc. All in all a fantastic camera and by today's standards, excellent value for money.