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.
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 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.