although the pictures come out pretty sharp if you catch the subject before it starts ...
Cherri Trahan, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: It is what it is, an inexpensive camera. Too much of a delay when pressing the shutter button, although the pictures come out pretty sharp if you catch the subject before it starts moving. This is a good starter camera for kids.
Summary: This is a comfortable, easy little camera that's very straightforward to use. Picture quality is very good and it's also possible to shoot some short video footage. Having said that, this is the most voracious battery-drainer I have ever owned.
Summary: I bought this camera for my 10 year old daughter for her birthday. She loves it and take great pictures, she snaps everything she see's. The good thing about this camera is , it takes great pictures in the day time. As long as you have light, this camera is good to go.
Summary: If you find a good deal on this, it might be worth it for the non-serious photographer in your life. The camera is small, sturdy and pretty easy to use. I bought it for my daughter to use, but honestly, she says the pictures are just as good from her iPod, so she uses that more.
Summary: I had this camera only one week before returning it. The designers foolishly designed it so that the required AA batteries are spring-pressed against the flimsy "door" (the one that must be opened to insert the batteries).
Summary: All in all this camera is pretty good for what you pay for...the pictures come out mostly OK (and are best in conditions with the most sunlight). It's very easy to use, simple just to get out and take pictures whenever.
Summary: Our Canon powershot A495is less than 6m old and has developed a problem with the zoom jamming out, especially when battery power is low. Replacing the batteries does not usually free the zoom unless some force is applied - not good for optical equipment.