16 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor 8x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 32x combined zoom 2.7-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle Shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button Features include Help button, Smart AUTO, Scene modes, built-in flash and ECO mode The Canon Power Shot ELPH 135 digital camera is point-and-shoot ease at its best. Slim and light enough to have ready whenever a special moment might happen, this camera makes it easy to turn any snapshot into a frame-worthy memory. The versatile 8x optical zoom lens gives your images lots of variety while helping you capture action from near or far. The 16 megapixel image sensor brings high resolution to every detail, while the DIGIC 4 image processor delivers fast performance and beautifully natural color. Shooting is easy in all kinds of situations with Smart AUTO that recognizes 32 scenes and chooses the perfect camera settings for you. Digital IS reduces blur automatically, and a handy Help button provides easy explanations of settings and options right on the LCD screen.
I just got rid of my "nicer" Nikon because I got sick of messing with the setting and still getting blurry pictures. I wanted something that could fit in my pocket and take action shots of my kids. I read reviews of the various ELPH PowerShots, and they seemed to be mixed. The ELPH 135 has turned out to be the perfect camera for my needs. It fits easily in my pocket and takes perfect pictures every single time on the AUTO setting (no more guessing which setting to use)..
Bought this for my Mom as a mothers day present. She loves it and has found it very easy to use. It takes great pictures. I did set her up with a couple of standard settings for indoor or outdoor. The auto feature seems to be a bit washed out in bright sunlight, so I set her Manual mode to be more geared towards that lighting. now she just has to switch between auto for indoor and manual for outdoor.