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: All in all, the Canon PowerShot A470 is a good no-frills camera at a rock-bottom price, with an easy learning curve. A three-year-old can take good pictures with the Canon PowerShot A470, so you can, too.
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.
Excerpt: Children love taking pictures just as much as those of us who should know better, so for many people it's important to buy a camera that works for kids as well as it does for proper grown ups. The Canon PowerShot A470 fits the bill.
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
Excerpt: The Versatile Canon PowerShot A470 Camera The Canon PowerShot A470 digital camera is the perfect take-anywhere camera that can be used by the whole family. It features a host of advanced shooting options and its 7.1 megapixel sensor delivers large photographic prints. The PowerShot A470 is available in four colours; red, blue, green and silver.