Excerpt: The Canon Powershot A470 is a budget camera for casual photographers and non-professionals, like me. It has a 7 megapixels sensor and comes at a really affordable, and reasonable price. The price was of course the first impressions of this digital camera. This camera also has video recording, though I regret that it’s only capable of 20 fps VGA video recording. Still, the video grabbing is decent, except for fast moving shots.
Excerpt: I regularly use the Canon Power Shot point and shoot digital camera at work. Part of my job is to maintain the company’s intranet. One of the main regular features on the intranet are pictures of company events and employees. This has proven to be a sturdy camera providing quality pictures for this use. The 7. 1 mega pixels provides clear images for posting on the intranet, however, the image loses clarity when cropped too much.
Summary: I really do love this camera. It is simple to operate, it takes pictures that are clear and easily edited as well as upload. I've gotten some good photos, I think, certainly not professional but obtained what my goal had been in taking them. It uses regular AA batteries that don't go flat quickly. It's hardy, I've had it in sand, bumped on sidewalks, dropped while walking and it continues to shine. I'd get this camera again in a heartbeat.
Summary: The Cannon Powershot A470 7.1 MP digital camera was just what I needed when I needed it. It takes excellent photos and takes video images. It is compact and easy to operate. Just point and shoot!
Summary: While mobile phones now do much of what this camera can do, you may find it hard to carry this as an additional point & shoot, it's still great as a stand-alone product and I would recommend it for this kind of everyday purpose. It takes reasonably well-lit, focused pictures in regular and macro mode, and does so with colors that feel natural.
Summary: I bought this camera in March 2009 as a gift for my daughter because she wanted to start taking videos of my seven year-old granddaughter. I spent hours researching and I was so grateful for the excellent customer reviews here at Amazon. They told me everything I needed to know and more.
Awesome for starters and compact, but ready for more.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I've had this particular camera for at least three years. It is very compact and easy to transport. This camera was bought for me to carry around all the time for snapshots of my four children. It was inexpensive, yet still takes great photos. I did purchase a larger storage disc for it. As with any electronics, the daily toting in my purse has caused it to show wear. The one major part that needs improvement is the "wait time" between pictures.
Excerpt: Hello Everyone! I own this little Canon Powershot A470 digital camera and it is just wonderful! It takes the best pictures, even if you are NOT a whiz with all the new fangled digital items on the market today! I bought this camera because of the simple ease of using it! Yes, I AM one of those who do not know or keep up with the latest trends, but, I do love taking pictures. This Canon camera has all that you will need in the way of settings and even point and shoot.
Excerpt: It took me a long time to finally purchase a digital camera, and I am so glad I chose the canon powershot A470 as my first one. My kids had been trying to talk me into switching from those disposable cameras to a digital forever. Now that I have my canon powershot; I regret not buying one sooner. I love it! It's simple to use even for a technically challenged person like myself. I couldn't believe how easy it was to even shoot a video of my son's play.