Excerpt: I would not recommend the Canon A470 powershot point and shoot camera. I was looking for a point and shoot camera when I was pregnant with my daughter and wanted something small and easy to use that I could throw in the diaper bag. Even though this camera was under $100 I was hoping it would take half way decent pictures because it was a canon and had decent reviews. I don't know if something was just wrong with the one that I got or if its just that bad but all my...
Summary: On the 2nd day of my 5 month long trip to Mexico my Canon Xti failed to function. I needed a camera! I am in a small town, a 9 hour bus ride from a city. The best camera I could find was a Canon Powershot A470. I bought it. Four days later I got the "lens error restart camera" message and got it repeatedly. So, I'll be without camera for the next four weeks. When I do get to the city the new camera I will be buying will not be a Canon.
Summary: this camera was great for about 1 year and then I got a red spot in the pictures when taken at night time which indicates dead pixels. the battery door is too weak so after a couple hundred of times of opening a closing it for replacing the batteries and dumping the pictures to the computer from the memory card removal the battery door broke off the 3 days later I started receiving a lens error please restart camera message so many times so I was going to buy a new...
Summary: Absolute junk. Here for a week. won't work. New batteries, etc.. Still wont take a picture. 42 yr old Aerospace worker with tons of camera experience. Furthermore Amazon return window is too short Lose 20% of cost on return. Go figure.
Summary: I got this as a gift and it broke quickly. I never got around to returning it, I'm not quite sure if or when I can. The person who I gave this camera to ended up getting a better camera from someone who was replacing theirs.
Summary: After put the battery i get warnings about bad batteries (brand new batteries fully charge, i test then with a voltimeter) then the lens came out but it never come back to the original posicion, then i get lens error all time, after read about this kind of problem i found is pretty normal, i try everything i saw on the net to fix the problem but nothing, the mechanism is not working. Bad camera, i dont recomend it.
Summary: My camera just stopped working -- on Christmas Eve nonetheless! I have had it exactly 4 months. I have not used it very often -- I liked it while I was using it. The only drawback was not being able to see what I was taking a picture of if I was outside in bright sunlight. Up until today, I would have given this a great review. However, I was just taking a picture when it froze and will not turn back on again.