This old Canon model best meets the requirements of the intebded user.
9 December 2013
Summary: I need a camera to give to a first time user , a student in a third world country and I chose this decade-old Canon . Although it is bulky and has a smallish LCD screen by today's standard, it is powered by the very readily available AA batteries , has an optical viewfinder to supplement the LCD and can focus near enough to the subject for life-size close-ups.For storage, this Canon does not require exclusive and expensive memory cards such as XD and memory stick but...
Excerpt: The Canon Power A460 is awesome. It takes really good pictures and is very easy to use. One thing to get used to is that the on/off button is next to the shutter button so sometimes I hit the wrong button and miss the shot. It would be nice if this button was not so close. A lot of the pictures that I take are for mystery shopping trips and I have to resize the pictures to send them to the company but it is very easy.
Excerpt: I really like my Powershot A460. It works really well. What i like about it are the settings you can have on the camera. You have settings for scenery, portraits, a regular picture, and it also takes pretty good videos. The pictures it takes look really well, and I am always impressed. Even though I love my camera, I wish they could have fixed some things before selling it. If you were to take a video, the sound isn't very good.
Excerpt: This camera (Canon PowerShot A460) is a great camera for beginners! It is extremely easy to use and not confusing in the least! I am looking to upgrade soon, but this camera has lasted me about two years. It was my first camera and I still love it. There is a 4x digital zoom, a user friendly menu and the buttons are simple. There is a medium size view screen and the zoom works pretty well.
Excerpt: Cannon powershot a470, they didn't have this one on the list so I took the next one down, this one is slilghtly better in that it zooms farther. You have many options with this camera and the picture is so clear. With the help of the camera you can choose the type of picture you want to take wether it be a fine detailed picture or a normal looking one.
Love it - easy to use, takes good pictures, not too expensive.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This is really a great little camera - 5 megapixels, so the pictures aren't grainy. It is extremely simple to use in the "auto" mode, but also has many features available for manual manipulations. The software that comes with it is very user-friendly, I just have to plug the cord in to the camera and computer, and it practically runs itself. I pretty much always use the auto mode, then do my manipulations in the software program after the fact.
Excerpt: This camera rocks.......... it has all the features i needed its 5.o mega pixels which is generaly good for a camera.... it only has 4X optical Zoom but it takes great pictures i will attach a photo with this review to show you the great pictures it takes..... it comes in about 4 colors.... Blue, Red, Silver, and Black...... I picked blue of course and it is a great color.... my family asked me if i wanted to upgrade to a *fuji *which i think those cameras suck.......
standard batteries:good, reasonably good average camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The best thing about the camera is that it uses standard AA batteries. Cameras that use special batteries are a pain in the neck. Another good thing is that the battery life is fine. I have another camera that can only shoot about 10 shots then needs to rest and then can only shoot a few more. Even if you turn off the flash, the life is short. This camera is different. The bad thing is that there is no viewfinder, just a screen. But most cameras are like this now.
Pros: Good quality in well light places, fair flash, simple AA batteries, viewfinder, hidden gems (ex: super macro close up mode), affordable, microphone, 4x zoom, software, speaker, made of nice materials.
Cons: Big and bulky, strange button placement, bad video, poor low-light (without flash), small screen, normal batteries have short life.
Summary: My daughter was going to go back to my old film camera, because she was not happy with any of the digital cameras she had purchased. She said the cameras break or the pictures were not of good quality. I purchased this Canon Power Shot camera for her over a year ago. She is very happy with it. Takes good pictures and is a sturdy small camera.