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Canon PowerShot A480
5.5 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A480

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A480

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Overall 4
4.0

Eats batteries.

Artifex, Amazon
16 September 2011
  • Summary: Great camera, but glad I got it at a great discount. If it didn't go through batteries like crazy, I would give this a better review. I've been using Canon for years but this was the first quick shot kind of camera. The batteries literally last one outing, if they are rechargeable, even shorter.
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Overall 4
4.0

Would not recommend

Michael Ramey "Christian", Amazon
12 May 2011
  • Summary: Two quick reasons why I would never buy this camera again, * The flash has to recharge for a few seconds after every shot. This gets REALLY annoying when your kid is doing something cute and you don't get the shot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Tooo Slooow!

Book Carpenter, Amazon
27 December 2010
  • Summary: When you have to wait 2 - 5 seconds for the shutter to release, why bother? Under the right conditions, it will take a picture rather quickly, but throw in any degree of dim light or a tough focusing situation, and it slows down - a lot. "Smile! Be patient. Hold it. Hold it. Soon, I promise.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Pictures but a very fragile camera and expensive to fix!

Jon Smith "http://www.thecdsuperstore.com", Amazon
21 September 2010
  • Summary: Great Pictures but a very fragile camera and expensive to fix! The Canon PowerShot A480 10 MP was a nice camera for a short time. It took great pictures as well as nice videos with good sound quality.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Photography Review
30 June 2010
  • Summary: This camera was one of the worst cameras I have ever used. I bought it last summer and on the end of my one month trip I started to have a problem with the lense. I returned the camera for a new one ( the same modle) and the lense still didnt work.
  • Pros: Zoom, Picture quality, didnt break when droped
  • Cons: lense, size, only take AA batteries
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok at best

Sherri P., Amazon
7 April 2010
  • Summary: I think it fails in several aspects. Lacking stability control there's no way you can take even a mildly decent picture if you or your subject move the slightest. The functions were cumbersome; evening pictures on the auto setting were poor, so you have to stop to reset the ISO; and the shutter...
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Overall 4
4.0

Battery Life is a HUGE issue; Canon will not stand behind

Darcy A. Travlos, Amazon
21 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera for my 11-year old daughter. This is her third camera and she is extremely responsible. We had to replace the batteries excessively. She had to change the batteries 3 x to take only 50 photos.
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Overall 4
4.0

Canon fan but my lens mechanism developed problems too soon

Alex Pronove "Cooper", Amazon
20 March 2010
  • Summary: Reason for the review is to document the failure of the lens mechanism. Have owned this for less than 12 months. Three months ago, noticed that the mechanism developed a grating sound. It still works but sometimes I have to manually assist the lens open and close. Ridiculous.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

very mediocre camera

Overstock
20 November 2009
  • Summary: Would not recommend to anyone. You can get a much better camera for only slightly more money....
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Overall 4
4.0

Fatal Error strikes again

Janet in ND, Amazon
11 November 2009
  • Summary: I was OK with this camera and just getting used to it. It does take a long time to recharge the batteries, even with recommended batteries, but its now got a "Lens Error" every time I try to use it. SO far Canon refuses to take it back even though it's within the year warranty.
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