what a coincidence. I just got one friday and am amazed at the quality of the pics. I read the dpreview and think that the sx100 should have gotten a higher recommendation. I guess the big gripe was lack of wide angle. But the ones the site compared it to wasn't any better in my opinion.
But enough of that. The image stabiliztion is awesome, back in the olden days when we used film (and we were grateful!) it was almost impossible to get sharp pics from a 200mm or greater lens without a tripod. Image stabilization is cool! I've been snapping shots of just about everything and will post examples. I have had mixed success with the macro mode, sometimes it will not focus. It does feature a manual focus feature but I have not tried it yet. I am also surprized at the quality of the little movies you can take. Here are some samples when I was putting it through it's paces this weekend: Keep in mind I was just putting it through the paces so compostion might be off.