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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.