Summary: Camera was not new as posted. Box was damaged. Box had been opened. Batteries had been in the camera and used. Instruction were there but in a quart sandwich bag. Who know where the camera has been.
Summary: I really do not like this camera. The pictures come out great but gosh, it keep saying charging flash and I cant snap a picture most of the time. That really sucks. Also there is a delay when you take a picture too. I thought cameras are supossed to snap quick pictures. I mean whose gonna hold that special moment that long.
Summary: PowerShot 480. Once again a new Canon camera has failed within weeks. This one, which will be added to the plastic box of 7 other new Canons, has a problem with the deployment of the lens. It creeks and stumbles coming out and creeks and barely makes it back inside the camera when turned off. Battery strength doesn't matter. If the lens doesn't extend properly the pictures are of course out of focus. If the lens won't retract when turned off, well....
Summary: Purchased this Canon camera in March 2010, have had small problems all along the way, blurred photos, poor night photos or low light photos on auto setting. Now, after only about a year and a half, the lens stuck out and stayed out upon turning the camera on and will not retract and no other function will work.
Summary: This camera is very easy to use, once you learn how to get it focused properly. However, there is a problem, at least with the one that I have. The white balance seems to be off or unevenly distributed over the whole frame. When I take a panoramic shot, from one frame to the next, the right side of the frame is always darker than the left side of the frame.
Summary: Bought this after my Kodak EasyShare bit the dust. Everyone raved about Canons, so I thought I'd give it a try. Now, I'm dying to go back to Kodak! This camera takes waaaaay too long to charge the flash between each shot, then waaaaay too long to focus on the subject, and then there's another second delay after you hit the button. Trying to capture "the moment" with my kids is impossible! Or even with group shots I find myself apologizing, "Hold on..
Summary: Camera is good for picture quality and ease of use - this is my 3rd canon powershot - battery life is awful. I take several pictures - upload them - then shut the camera off - in 1 and half weeks of not using it- batteries are dead - I can't keep batteries in camera or they drain quickly.....I would not recommend this camera and now I have to purchase another camera, and I won't be purchasing powershots anymore.
Summary: I've had Canon ELPH/Powershot cameras for years, and have loved every one. This is the first exception. The flash has to "charge" between each photo, (what is this? a disposable?), a lot of the pictures are blurry, and the feel of the camera is clunky and plastic. There's no video, which at this point I sort of assume would be the case on all of these types of cameras. For an extra $50, the 1200 is in a totally different league.
Summary: After 3 weeks of playing around with the settings, upgrading to photo lithium batteries, using a better memory card, etc., I finally sent the camera back. The camera took too long to focus on the subject to get a good picture. By the time it registered, the "photo moment" was gone or the picture turned out blurry. Forget action shots as there was no way this camera could keep up with any movement.