I thought my Digital Elph took great pictures without having to use the manual controls. I am partial to Canon cameras, I don't know which of the models offer crisp details but the pictures I've taken look natural and pleasing to look at. That being said: I AM NO EXPERT . Just my humble opinion.KD7IWP said:So you think that model takes good pictures? I have the SD 110 and although the pictures aren't bad, they just don't have very crisp detail since the aperature does not get very small. The lighting quality is fine though. I didn't think there was much of a difference between the 400 and the 110 other than the megapixel count.