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.
Summary: I cried when my 3 year old Canon PowerShot A470 recently stopped working. What do I do now - I loved that camera. I was thrilled to see them still available! I use this camera almost everyday to list items on line for sale and having a good camera is very important. It has some weight to it and feels comfortable in your hand. The macro setting allows for good detailed close-ups.