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.
Summary: I actually bought this camera at a yard sale for way cheap! I absolutely love it! I bought it just after I finished a photography class, so I knew a little about cameras and was excited to get my own, even if it was just a point and shoot. I quickly learned that this camera can take some amazing shots! It has a feature called "super macro" that allows you to get sharp pictures of very small things!
Summary: Great item,fast ship,still works fantastic.. excellent camera for the beginners..or like me..who do not tech-savvy but..simple clear ..exactly..to the point..want to take a photo..then just click...:) My toddler son like the lens opening sound.and start posing for me...for someone it may be a bit noisy..But I like it overall.
Summary: We had the same one for a couple years now, and my daughter accidentally dropped it on the HW floor, and that was the end of that one. It was the perfect size for use and portability, took really good pictures. Clear, crisp, sharp. 7.1 is a great resolution for having photos and moderate enlargements printed, and you can step-down the res for online/email/web uses so it will take pictures more quickly.
Summary: I had purchased this same model camera a couple years ago as a birthday gift for a close friend who used it often. it took excellent pictures, especially since he was a new to digital cameras and had to learn the differences from using disposable point and shoot film cameras. He thought he had lost this camera recently and wanted a replacement just like the one he lost so had asked me to locate one just like it.
Summary: Execlent camera for traveling. It takes exclent pictures and very good close ups. The power comsumption is low and the batteries last a long time. I like that styling too. It takes a lickin and keeps on a ticken.
Summary: Bought this camera for my wife to use when riding as a passenger on my motorcycle. It is excellent for that because the camera powers up and is ready for taking shots in just over a second. Many cameras take 10 or 15 seconds to come on, and by that time you are past the shot. This also helps save battery life, which is also quite good on this camera with a single pair of rechargeable, NiMH AA batteries lasting a full day of shooting.
Summary: I've had this camera for over 3 years now and it has never let me down. Its been everywhere with me, on horseback, hiking, etc. Even my 2 year old daughter has used it and dropped it and its still kicking. It take beautiful pictures with great clarity and color. The only thing I can't get it to do is any sort of close-up work, but that's ok with me, I rarely have occasion to take such pictures.