So I've been wanting a point and shoot digital camera for several years now, but i never could get myself to pony up the money for one. I got the sd870IS. I love it! I went w/ this one specifically for the wide angle lens. My main intention is to use it for normal every day snap shots, but one of the big drives to getting one was to use it while i'm out location scouting for future shoots. Since i shoot wide quite a bit, i definitely needed a point and shoot that would also allow for wide angle shots to record potential locations. Image quality on this guy is awesome for such a small gadget. Videos look great too. I'm loving how handy this is going to be. I've already gone on a little accessories spree for it. Got a screen protector film, multiple sd cards, and a pouch for it already.