I bought a PowerShot a year and a half ago. Not that model but the SX280HS which is more of a pocket camera but with X20 zoom. The other reason was the good reviews it got about its video capabilities which I have used to the full on the gigs that I go to. It has image stabilisation which works well.
Can recommended the discontinued Canon powershot G12 available on most uk auction sites, if ordered and condition not good get goods return option.
Have used this camera and the G11 model to take all my photos in the last 5 years, especially good with close up piccies ( tripod, electronic shutter release and 10second timer delay. An example of a 2mm x 2mm epitaxial crystal growth :-