wizgood writes: "Before going on vacation, I researched several camera makes & models, before selecting the SX230. I didn't want a real small point and shoot camera, as they have various limitations. But I wanted one that wasn't too big, yet one that still had good optical zoom, and also strong HD resolution/quality. I got the camera only a day or so before leaving on vacation, so I didn't have time to study the manual. I found it very intuitive and easy to use."