Conclusion: The 7 megapixel PowerShot A470 is a budget entry-level camera which is easy to use. It has a decent and usable (but not exceptional) 2.5 inch LCD, large buttons and good battery life. The camera is simple, being an entry-level one, there’s no suite of manual controls here but you still can find long shutter speed control and custom white balance, plus a handful of scene modes.
Pros: Very low selling price, Good battery life (but some cameras are still better), Decent LCD visibility (though see below), Fast performance in all areas, Long exposure mode and custom white balance; both rare on budget cameras, 1 cm super macro mode, Redeye correction, comprehensive info display in playback, Image quality is good at ISO 400 and below, ISO 800 for small prints
Cons: Low LCD resolution, No dedicated zoom controller, Lens isn’t too wide, not stabilized either, No optical image stabilization, Choppy 20 FPS VGA movie mode
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A470 is a camera affordable and suitable for those who are not expert in photography. Aside from the ergonomic design, has various functions, including image stabilizer, face detection and various scene modes. The display is not very bright, poor memory and uses alkaline batteries.
Pros: Correction tbsp red; Ease of Use; Face detection
Excerpt: (1 items) Canon’s PowerShot A470 doesn’t have the largest feature set, or the smallest design, or the highest pixel count among cameras in the $100 price range. But the A470 produces top-notch images and is easy to shoot with, and its feature set provides everything you need. The A470 is not a large camera, but it’s not the smallest point-and-shoot you’ll find, either.
Pros: Good design, interface, and feature set, Excellent macro feature, Great image quality, Good high ISO performance
Cons: A little bulky, Flash is a little strong, Images have a slight but correctable color cast
Excerpt: Ok, I'll admit it. The Canon PowerShot A470 is far from the smallest camera on the market, and it's certainly not the sexiest. What, then, are we to make of Canon's latest, lightly updated but clearly aging super-budget offering? In spite of a look and feel that keeps the A470 looking a bit like a throw-back, when it was announced at PMA this year I'll also have to admit that I was impressed, in spite of its low-price billing, with how much new stuff Canon claimed to...
Pros: Sharp lens – even at the corners, Fast AF and imperceptible shutter lag, No nasty image quality surprises, Is there a more user friendly camera?
Cons: Awkward/odd zoom control, Weak battery life numbers, Flash recycle times still an issue, Sadly, no IS
Excerpt: Physical Views The A470 compared to a standard CD disc. Powershot A470 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.4x Optical / 4x Digital / 14x Combined Zoom Image Capture Device Type 7.1 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx. 7.4 Megapixels Effective Pixels Approx.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a cheaper digital camera then the Canon Powershot A470 is one of the best choices you can make. It may not be the most stylish camera in the shops, but it takes a very good picture.
Pros: Overall picture quality - sharpness of photos - value for money
Summary: If you're on a budget you'll be hard pressed to find a better camera for your dollar. It doesn't take the best pictures on earth and it leaves a little to be desired in terms of style, but the Canon PowerShot A470 certainly is good value for money.
Pros: Low price, sharp pictures, speedy operation, good colour