Excerpt: My husband (a photographer) picked this camera out for me. I wanted something with not too much of a learning curve, small (read: easy to hide from my toddlers), inexpensive, and of good quality. I have no photography background so I am finding the flash a little difficult to work, especially. I don't really know about the settings, but a nice little reading of the manual should help with that.
Excerpt: I bought the Canon Powershot A3000 IS digital camera so I could have a nice small compact camera. I own a large Canon Powershot and needed something I could easily slip in my purse or pocket...I couldn't do that with my last bulky camera! I loved my other Canon so much it was a no brainer to go with another Canon this time. I love how small, thin, sleek this camera is.
Excerpt: Cannon has always been a reliable camera brand. I recently bought this camera for my parents (I have the older version from 2 years ago). It is very function-able and easy to use. Buttons are large enough to decipher and simple. This version is actually bigger than mine and a little less ascetically pleasing, in my opinion, but if you don't care about the exterior, it is a great working camera! A bit bulky, but then again it is hard to lose.
Excerpt: This camera is amazing. Anyone can use it. It truly is a point and shoot camera. It has an easy mode along with auto mode and all the specialty modes. The LCD screen flips the picture in review mode depending on how you hold the camera. 4x digital zoom is plenty. The camera is so durable. The only down side is that the steady shot is not that steady. Of the over 4000 pictures I have taken with this camera maybe 10 percent of them have been blurry.
Excerpt: Great camera for the price and great pictures to boot. Love the quality of this camera i got it for myself for my birthday and im just loveing it so far. One great camera if you love taking pictures out door or of your family and friends. Doesnt work that great at night i must admit it has problems with that but if your looking for a great camera i suggest this one. Canon is a great company for its cameras and after reading a lot of reviews on this i decided to buy it.
Excerpt: This camera is small enough that I can take anywhere, whether I'm traveling or going out with friends. The zoom is great and I've never had pictures so clear!! The only problem is you can't force the flash and sometimes it's needed, but this camera is GREAT!
Excerpt: When my wife first got her Canon Powershot camera, I couldn't really see past the price tag. I'd never bought a digital camera before and I was a bit taken aback, as would be expected from a guy who's used to buying disposables. However, this thing not only takes fantastic pictures, but it's resilient as any piece of electronics I've ever encountered.
Summary: good camera for the money. I don't want to buy anything overly expensive because we have gone through quite a few camera's in the last couple years. this one is easy to use and takes relatively good pictures without having to pay alot. it also has a video setting with OK sound...I have used it quite a bit when i don't have the camcorder on hand.
Excerpt: Hello, My wife recently bought an A3000IS. She wanted a small, cheap, take-anywhere camera for family snaps and travel. I was hoping for something with more manual controls, but budget won out! Overall, the camera is a nice surprise, providing you judge it for what it is -a small, cheap compact with reasonably intelligent auto settings and plenty of scene modes. It is not meant to compete with DSLRs or high end compacts!