Pros: Excellent photo qualityHigh performanceStylishCompact
Cons: Flash range is quite limited.
I purchased a SD880IS in Gold for myself for Christmas.
Wow ! It is just a fantastic camera.
The camera is stylish, well built, compact, feature rich. The gold color metal front and brown plastic back look very nice.
Picture quality is excellent with bright, vivid, sharp photos.
The *NEW* DiGIC 4 processor does a fantastic job in processing your photos. This is Canon's newest and latest processor and it does a rip roaring job. The camera has a very snappy start-up and time between pictures response.
Great features: 10.0 Mega Pixels ( plenty of resolution )
4X optical zoom 28mm wide angle lens
Nice Big 3.0" PureColor II Display ( Looks bright and sharp, even outside )
Face Detection Technology
Intelligent Contrast Correction ( NEW feature, really helps you to take better photos, VERY USEFUL )
Motion detection technology and servo AF ( a must for kids & pets )
Takes good movies with sound at 30 fps
ISO 1600 ( good low light shots without flash )
Fantastic NEW DiGIC 4 Processor
The included documentation ( User Manuals ) are very good. The camera works well with a PC or Apple MAC. ( We have 3 Apple Mac's in our house, but I tried it at work with a PC. ) Canon's warranty and support is excellent. I have had other Canon cameras repaired by Canon and they were fantastic.
I have not tried or used the included software as I use the Apple iPhoto software for working with photos.
I highly recommend the Canon HF-DC1 High Power Flash accessory for this model or any other Canon pocket cameras if you intend to take many indoor shots. The built-in flash only goes about 10 feet. The external flash can go up to 30 feet and be used in creative ways.
I highly recommend the new Canon SD880IS. It is an outstanding compact camera. If your current compact digital camera is 2 years plus old you will find this a very worthwhile upgrade.