Summary: i purchased this camera for a specific work condition,i.e. that it imprint a time /date stamp on the photo. I looked the camera up on the web and it stated it would do just that and it doesn't. upon receipt of this particular camera the time date setting needs to be reprogramed after every start.It fails to meet even the minimum standard I require.
Summary: I just love this model of camera. It can be set to take simple pictures and it does a great job. Or, you can start using some of the many features and get even more out of the camera. Every function that I can imagine is contained somewhere in a menu or setting. The reason that I bought this camera at first is because, of the 6 or so cameras in our house, none of them will take a clear close up shot of a saxophone for Ebay.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A510 digital camera presents a nice compact package and is somewhat easy to use. There are many features available on this camera but only by wading through the telephone book size instruction manual will you be able to learn what they are and how to use them. An instructional DVD would have helped.
Excerpt: This is a pretty cool camera. It is the only one I've ever had. The silver color is cute on the camera. It is also convenient size where I can fit my camera into many protective cases which will protect it well! I like to take my camera on vacation and to camp, so this, I thought, was a good camera to take because the quality of the pictures is pretty decent.
Excerpt: i bought this camera in high hopes of taking the best quality pictures! i was wrong. The quality is poor by far and the canon has not lived up to or exceeded my standards at all. I used to have a kodak easyshare and that camera i miss dearly(it was stole). The canon is not as user friendly and i am pretty camera literate. With this camera you are also limiting yourself to get that "great shot" because the optical zoom is not the best out there.
Excerpt: Canon Powershot cameras have evolved. And the A510 is no exception. It has all the features of the normal point and shot cameras with the versatility of shooting outside of the box point and shoot. You have several different options, (potrait, close-up, landscape, sport, video, as well as manual settings) It is a good basic camera with a few bells and whistles.
Excerpt: This Canon camera has been with us for going on 5 years, and has taken many thousands of pictures along the way. Overall, it has been a good camera, and only now is it just starting to show signs of 'wearing out'. By that I mean that the shutter usually doesn't open all the way on it's own, and has to be 'encouraged' with the tip of the fingernail.
Excerpt: This camara was given to me as a gift. I wasn't sure about it at first because, it was my first time ever owning a digetal camara. However, I decided to give The Canon Powershot A510 a try. I love the quality of the photos. I also love how the pictures are so easy to download on to my computer. I love the fact that this camara runs on two double AA batterys, and the camara will give you a warning when the batterys power is getting low, so you can change the batterys.