I bought my girlfriend an older version of this for christmas a few years back , an ixus 107 (I think more widely sold as the 105, or the elph sd1300, the 107 may have been unique to select retailers) and have been astounded by the quality of the results.
It's no EOS beater but for a compact is a great little camera. Battery lasts for months, nice screen, compact, good IQ, brilliant in good light. Easy for her, and has enough custom control to keep me happy on the occassions I use it. Miles and miles better than an iphone.
It inspired me to buy a powershot after many years away (an SX230, which was a very damp squib in comparison)
Heres some I took with the IXUS 107. Not my best work ever, but happy enough to share as proof of the cameras ability.
My flat backs onto this part of the Clyde, this is HMS Dragon, completed and leaving for her new home with the welsh Guards. I watched all 6 of these amazing type 45s being built. I was also videoing that day but wanted some snaps. The IXUS deputized perfectly and gave me good to very good A3 prints.
The Isle of Pladda off of the southern tip of the Isle of Arran, just off the West coast of Scotland in the Clyde Estuary. We try and go on the waverley every year, its a good day out, I love boats, but couldn't be bothered trapsing around with my SLR.
Soller in Majorca, and the the little tram that takes you to from Soller town to Port Soller.
Another great wee day out, into Palma. We love Majorca. 2 hrs and a world away.
Tarbet East Loch with the Portavadie ferry in the backgound. Tarberts very Pictureskew, Portavadie (or rather, Polphail) is quite interesting if you like urbex or abandoned places.
Anyway, I digress. We like our wee IXUS. A lot.