Excerpt: I had an A 1000 that I liked but the screen cracked on a hike so ended up with Panasonic Lumix FZ150. Decided to give the Canon to my granddaughter since the screen was still visible and cracks weren't likely to cause injury.
Summary: I got this on Amazon for $70, so I certainly can't complain about it being worth the price. My most recent check of this item shows a price of $149, so I got a good deal. I would recommend for $70.
Summary: This is a decent point-and-shoot camera. I bought it for my wife to use since she is intimidated by our DSLR camera and doesn't like to use it. The form factor is quite small. It is easily pocket-sized, but just large enough to be adequate for my big hands.
Excerpt: I like A1300. Shot with one hand. Important that I can take film using the optical viewfinder. Useful flash. Very good batteri capacity, because I am using viewfinder not the screen composing the picture. Useful picture information. Very good menu system. Good solid construction.
Summary: Very user-friendly. It's a real plus to have an optical viewfinder as well as the LCD monitor, especially useful in bright sunlight. Having the monitor swivel would be a welcome feature. The only downside is that you have to open the battery compartment to remove the media card.
Summary: I take roughly 14,000-15,000 photos a year for my job, yeah thats alot, and I wanted to upgrade from my very reliable Kodak thats showing its age. I decided on the A1300 since it has a view finder, uses AA batteries and is easy to drop into the pocket and the wide angle lense.