It's not the world's best lens, either. The zoom range is pretty modest by today's standards, but it still delivers a fair amount of barrel distortion, fringing and corner softness. In a £150 camera you probably wouldn't worry about it, but, when you're paying this much, you might not be so forgiving.
You'll also have to come to terms with Canon's touch-sensitive, spinning controller wheel on the back, which, as ever, is so light and indefinite it may drive you mad.
The Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS is a good but pricey camera. It shoots great movies but average stills. Its control layout is excellent but its navigational controller is a frustrating gimmick. You won't find many cameras that are better-looking than this one, but, when it comes to the actual pictures, it's very middle of the road.
Edited by Charles Kloet