Summary: I'm not a professional photographer, and can't be bothered to learn the ins and outs of a complicated piece of equipment. This little Canon is perfect for me. It's small enough to tote everywhere, it's basically point and shoot, and it's easy to download the pictures.
Works better than you would expect for a point and shoot
Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 August 2011
Summary: I enjoy photography. I'm not the type to have cameras that cost $,$$$ because I am a broke college student, not that I don't want one. When my last camera broke while on vacation (yeah, not such a happy thing) I found myself in the market for a new one prior to a school trip to Europe.
Summary: bought this for my 12 year old granddaughter, who is computer savy, she loves it and figured it out withen an hour. great price and gift. Make sure you get a larger memory card for it so it holds more pictures and runs faster.
Summary: My 11-year old daughter saved up her grass-cutting money and purchased this camera. It's perfect for her - easy to use, pretty intuitive, and a good value in terms of the features you get for the price.
Summary: This Canon A490 was purchased as a gift for a not-very-technically-inclined adult relative. He has been using an ancient (maybe 1980s?) Canon 35mm film rangefinder camera, which is about twice as wide, high, and deep as the A490, and probably 10 times heavier, but interestingly has most of the same...