Summary: I'm very happy with my purchase. It's a good value, and I think it's important to have a proper, stand alone digital camera. The video works quite well also, although that is very much a secondary function for which it is not ideally suited. Sometimes you just need to take pictures of things for various reasons, and they're great for taking pictures of family etc. I really don't like cell phone cameras.
Pros: Small, nice screen, inexpensive, good photo quality. Excellent value for money. Takes SD cards (it has good compatibility, but I'm not sure if it works with the latest and largest sizes). I find 2GB to be more than enough for taking pictures, with room to spare for some videos.
Cons: Not perfect. Expert reviewers have found a variety of minor shortcomings, but this is to be expected. It doesn't really get much better than this for the price, although hopefully in the future they will perfect even most of these very, very minor issues.
Excerpt: I have never had a digital camera but needed one to take some shots of my crafts to submit to a magazine. My sister loaned me her camera, Power Shot A495 Digital Camera. I love this camera and it has come in so handy for more than taking shots of my crafts. In fact, since my sister has upgrades regularly, she let me keep this camera to use as I need. I am so pleased with this camera and the ease of using it. The pictures are so realistic when finished and look just...
Excerpt: I recently purchased the Canon Power Shot A480 and truley love the simplicity and size of this camera. It has all the features that most other cameras of a larger size have and is simple to use. The cababilites of downloading photographs and the ability to share and print from you personal PC make this a must have item.
Excerpt: I am a senior citizen and this is perfect for me. Easy viewing of the object. Small enough, but big enough for my fingers to operate. I have a red (maroon) one so its easy to find. Can do close up or far away. Just great. I received gift cards to use to buy it. I asked for them.
Excerpt: Basically, the camera is great, with sharp photos, good colors and easy to use. The only problem I see is the battery compartment because you have to tape it to keep it closed. Out of two cameras we've used, both had the same problem at the bottom, keeping the batteries in and power on.
Excerpt: The Canon digital camara is a good camara that has eveything you neeed. It takes great quality pictures and you can record with it, too. Also, they are small so they are great to take anywhere. Plus the design is so good that you will want to take it everywhere and show it off to people. I take so many pictures with this camara and it never lets me down. The camara is good that's I won't have to buy one unless it breaks or someone steals it. You should get a canon...
Excerpt: Great camera. very stylish ..My friends are really jealous that I own such a beautiful camera..It has got very big screen 3 inches...you hardly find big lcd in photoshoot category. It takes great pictures..the picture quality is awesome. Only negative thing i found that- it lacks a viewfinder.Also its button are a bit small if you have big fingers..Overall a very good camera.
Excerpt: My first experience with any digital camera began in November, 2010! My boyfriend bought me a Canon PowerShot A495 for my birthday! It is the best camera I have ever used! Instant zoom, many choices for light settings. You take a picture and "BAM", you are one click rom seeing what you shot! If you don't like the picture, all you have to do is click and delete it. I have been taking pictures of everything, ( much to my boyfriends chagrin)!
Excerpt: For the price of this camera, the picture quality is pretty amazing most of the time, but it gets really frustrating to use sometimes. To use this camera, you must hold it with a steady hand in order to take pictures that do not blur. There is also an annoying clicking noise that it constantly makes when it is focusing.This is not a camera that you can continously take pictures with.