on my lovely little point and shoot. Isn't it nice how that little 'lantern' in the back pops into focus when the front one pops out! I have a Canon Digital ELPH, the SD870 and I do love it. Once you figure out how to control the light based on where you focus and how to use the closeup it is a wonderful camera. I had to link to Amazon when I saw that price on the used or semi used ones. I should buy another as a backup! This is a great camera!
I keep looking at the new Sony Alpha NEX C3 because it has interchangeable lenses and a better long lens but I guess I will have to look at it in real life to see how heavy it is and how well it does in low light. I have gone to BandH enough times now that I think they see me coming and hide, but I make them take the same picture in low light that I am taking and so far nothing else shoots as well in low light as my Canon.
I don't care much about video, and for the little bit I shoot it, the Canon is just fine. It fits easily in a pouch attached inside my purse, so it is always there and I don't ever shoot with flash, so low light, weight and ease of use are my hot buttons. I shoot in aperture mode all the time, and the Canon handles it all really well.
Why do I want something else? The lens is just not long enough for me. It gets grainy when I shoot the bridge, and though I use the grain I would love the option to shoot it more clearly.
I keep evaluating the new ones and nothing approaches this little bitty bit of great camera... I should have called this post a love letter to my Canon, should I not?