Summary: My husband got this camera when it came out in 2006 and I stole it from him. He had a SLR and didn't want this. I have carried this camera everywhere with me every day; hanging off my wrist, in my purse, wherever. I have taken thousands of photos and just about all of them have been perfect.
Summary: I bought my canon a430 from amazon over a year and am very impressed with the quality, crispness, speed between pics, especially in kids and pet setting (as some users seem to be unaware of) Also Great mic and video. I accidently left it in the rain and soaked it...
Summary: I bought this a year ago refurbished for $100. It's now been all over the world, taken thousands of luscious images, and is light to carry, doesn't eat batteries, and has a boatload of features if you take time to work through the manual.
Summary: i liked the camera, it has a great money/performance ratio... both optic and digital zooms are enough for this value of camera... I advise this camera who needs a small and has a small budget..
Summary: I've been using this camera for a few months now, and so far I'm very happy with my purchase. The main factor for me in deciding on a camera is the quality of the pictures. The A430 delivers 4MP. To an amateur like me, this does not seem like much.