Summary: This is a good camera, it takes great pictures under almost any circumstances. Now, as almost all pocket cameras, it is not easy, much less fast, to put the menu onscreen and start choosing, so you use it almost always in automatic point and shoot mode. 4X optical zoom and 4x more in digital zoom is more than most in its class. It has an unbelievable hunger for batteries, and it chews them very fast, both rechargeable or alcaline.
Summary: Fine camera. Does every job adequately. I purchased it with the Kingston 1 gb. Digital Flash card, and both have functioned extremely well. The camera is straightforward to use, and if you have used a previous camera, you can step right into this one without any instructions. The software that comes with it is VERY primitive. It does not rotate pictures, for instance, and exporting pictures to send as emails is cumbersome and nonintuitive.
Summary: The Macro on this camera Rocks! I keep buying new cameras to replace this one, and can't. They don't measure up in the macro. (You use the Macro to shoot small close objects, Food-Toys-Flowers.) The problem is that this camera is really slow. No one wants to wait for the camera to cycle around before getting to eat their food. Low Light is non existent. No Shudder Speed Control. I shot approx 6-8k photos between June '07 and May '08. Worked pretty good for party photos.
Summary: Bought this for my 15 yo son for X-mas. All seemed well (he was very happy!) until we took a cruise on New Years Day. Three days into the trip (the 1st time her really got to use the camera) the telescoping lens would get jammed up and not retrack/extend. It has done this off and on since that time. We have always been able to get it to work with a little elbow grease. But it is something that should be mentioned. Otherwise he has been very happy with it.
Summary: I can't imagine anyone buying this for the MSRP of $230. Pros - Powers up quickly - Ease of use for casual pointing and shooting - Auto-focuses quickly - 4x optical zoom -- very cool. BUT you can only zoom in increments. - LCD screen is bright, though its color is not terribly accurate. - The AA battery life is better than most digital cameras I've used in the past. - The super macro on this camera is amazing.
Summary: Item returned. I have an refurbished Kodak easyshare digital camera and the zoom lens sometimes would not function so i wanted to get a new one. After much research i decided to purchased this camera because of the good review... Not happy. My old kodak that I purchased on ebay and 3 times cheaper takes better pictures than this.
Summary: I've used a Canon G3 for about 4 years, and have always been pleased with the image quality. I've tested the A460 against it in several situations and can report that: -it's faster - the powerup and shot to shot speed are excellent. -it's easy to learn and use. -it focuses better and quicker in macro mode. -The flash works well and quickly, and creates reasonably pleasing light in a variety of circumstances.
Canon Powershot A460: Canon Powershot does the job
3 February 2012
Summary: The Canon Powershot A460 is the only digital camera I've ever owned and it's been a loyal servant on several holidays and special occasions. Luckily for me, Canon designed it specifically with ease of use in mind making it perfect if you simply want to point and shoot. At the same time however, beneath its user-friendly appearance the Powershot is packed with features and shooting modes to help you take better pictures.