We've been through alot, my Canon and I. I purchased it toward the end of 2007 and it's been my constant companion ever since. When I first took it out of the box, it was perfect in every way: shiny, its lettering crisp. I slid two batteries inside and pressed the power button. It snapped to life, the lens jutting out, its cover sliding open. Right from the beginning it was jaunty and a little too forward. I'm sure I didn't treat it the way I should. At least twice I dropped it trying to take pictures while riding a bike. Each time it bounced down the road doing flips and half gainers. Each time I was sure it was dead; even the case cracked open a little. But in spite of all this ill treatment, it continued taking good pictures. It was especially good at taking pictures of people. I was surprised at how bold it could be on the street and often had to curb its paparrazi tendencies. I put this camera through alot and it was faithful all the way along. If you want to see the best photos it took over the last few years, you should check out our Photography page on this website. It's the least you can do for an old friend.