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Canon-powershot-a480.33894085
6.1 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A480

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A480

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Overall 2
2.0

Camera was to be new. It was not!

lookout, Amazon
30 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Charging flash?

Mc Call, Amazon
11 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't expect this product to last

William L., Amazon
23 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Canon PowerShot A480, Is It Only Mine?

ayres_jon, Ebay
8 December 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Canon PowerShot A480, Is It Only Mine?

ayres_jon, Ebay
8 December 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Big disappointment

Frogleggy, Amazon
10 August 2010
  • 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..
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Overall 2
2.0

No capturing the moment - it's gone!

S. Burnside "savvylibrarian", Amazon
3 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broke during 1st use

Overstock
5 January 2010
  • Summary: I used this camera once and the next time i went to use it, the lens wouldn't retract. Maybe it was just a problem with the one that I received (although it was new), but I'm not chancing it. I'm going to do some more research and go with a different camera.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broke during 1st use

Overstock
5 January 2010
  • Summary: I used this camera once and the next time i went to use it, the lens wouldn't retract. Maybe it was just a problem with the one that I received (although it was new), but I'm not chancing it. I'm going to do some more research and go with a different camera.
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheapest bottom basement Canon model

Thomas A. Longo "Thumper07", Amazon
28 December 2009
  • Summary: This camera has the same image processor as the other point and shoots from Canon. But, to reach a particular price point, Canon designed a model with no internal rechargable battery and they manufactured it out of cheap thin plastic. Otherwise, it has all of the features of most of their other models. A lack of internal batter and charger and the super thin cheap plastic housing is not worth the measly 20 dollars saved buying this model over their next model.
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