Buying one for my mom.
I think the Canon Ixus range looks good.
But i'm worried about the battery life.
Generally, i'm looking for a small, stylish looking compact cam with:
i) image stabilisation
ii) good battery life
iii) good image quality
iv) wide lens prefered
v) low noise in high ISO/ good for low light shooting conditions
vi) some manual controls would be a plus
vii) relatively good macro ability