Summary: I loved this camera when I bought it in 2010 (and used it nearly daily). After much use, the motor began making noises, and I got the occasional lens error, so I decided it was time to replace it. Love, love, love this camera!
Summary: I bought this because I needed a cheap camera that could be hacked (google CHDK--it's a software kit that gives you a lot more control over your Canon camera). This, combined with a Gorillapod tripod and a 16 GB SD card, let me take time-lapse images with manual control over focus, ISO, and shutter speed, for well under $100. The only things I'm not crazy about are the lack of an internal rechargeable battery and the mediocre quality of the images.
Summary: The camera was fine as far as all the functions working properly and the picture quality is great. The only problem we had was there was some corrosion on the battery contacts and it drains batteries dead even when off. It appears someone left some AA batteries in it to corrode and it caused some damage. But it does work fine as far as the funtions. It just has a very short battery life and you cant leave batteries in it when its turned off.
The Canon PowerShot A480 is great for photos and movie making.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A480 works great for all our family photo and movie making needs. I bought a large capacity memory card so we can use our camera as our video recorder as well. The pictures and videos are sharp, the sound is great. We are really happy to have found this versitile, high quality camera.
Excerpt: In todays world you better get use to using electronics.This camera is very easy to use.I have a friend who has a different brand,a Nikon which was confusing and hard to use.I had no problem using the Cannon weather taking pictures or making movies.My son is in a band and I used this camera to record him on stage it worked perfect.This might be the next thing I buy for my girl friend because she is always using mine.I would say if you want a camera thats easy to...
Excerpt: Canon Powershot A480 digital camera is a nice inexpensive camera, easy to use, fits easily in a bag. price was great came with a free 4GB memory card, downloading cable and disc and no shipping and handling fees...shopped and searched and found best deal at walmart online....
Excerpt: great camera. takes great pictures. clear and when transferred to the computer very accurate. with the technology provided to crop, and edit pictures it makes a great gadget to have. does not look like other camera where you can see the pixels. very clear shots. zoom feature works well. battery is easy to charge and if you get the adapter for the car its nice to have for last minute on a long day visiting/sightseeing.