Summary: I bought it because I have grandbabies and I was looking for a good camera. I went out on the internet and searched for a good camera, so many said that this kind was a great starter. I love it, it was well kept up and I'm taking lots and lots of pictures of my 2 grandbabies. One is 5 and the other is 6 weeks old.
Excerpt: We use the Canon Powershot camera at work and it seemed pretty nice, so I bought one for personal use. Outdoor photos are always perfect. Flash photos indoor are pretty good, but redeye is common. It's awfully fast and shutter lag is non-existent, very nice for a lower end 7mp camera. I'd consider stepping up to a model with pop-up flash if most of your photos will be of people (to minimize red eye), otherwise, it's a great unit especially given the entry price.
Excerpt: My Canon Powershot A550 is one of the better digital cameras on the market, This is the second Powershot I've had and like it better than other brands I've used. One of the nicest things about using the Canon this model you use rechargeable batteries anywhere, you aren't limited to the battery packs like the first Powershot G-2 that were very expensive. Presently I'm photographing the construction on the bridge on RT.441 over Swatara Creek in Middletown.
A terrific camera that easily produces great pics at a low price
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had this camera for several years and loved it! I dropped it quite a few times and it held up very well. Eventually I used it at summer camp and ran over it with a golf cart. However, I liked it so much that I bought another Canon. The pictures that the camera produced were excellent. I really enjoyed this camera. It was given to me as a gift so I am not totally sure of the price. However, it had to be fairly resonable.
Excerpt: It's ok camera. I had to replace my Nikon. This canon has sound with videos-Great. But I prefer my old Nikon. If you're clumsy, this camera doesn't take a drop as good as a Nikon. Trying to find a better inexpensive camera that takes better indoor photos. The colors are off for indoor lighting without the flash. For indoors, I can't seem to find the right combination. Maybe it's the lighting of the room. I have to switch back flourescent lighting because with...
I love the pictures and the video is clear and the sound is good
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I use this camera a lot. It has the best battery life on any digital camera I have ever used. I use the display exclusively and never use the viewfinder and I am only on my third set of batteries in 5 months. I take a lot of flash pictures. The color in the pictures is really great. It is a simple camera to operate. I recommend it to everyone.
very easy to use and produces high quality pictures
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I had never used a digital camera but in approximately one hour from the time the box was opened photos were uploaded to computer. Myself and other family members have all produced very high quality pictures. We have taken full advantage by e-mailing to family and friends.
Excerpt: I have had this camera for several months and now I wonder why I never went to digital before. It is easy to focus and shoot. I love getting the pictures developed. You can lighten the picture and zoom in on it while developing which I could never do with the old 35 mm cameras. It is light and fits in my purse so I am always ready to shoot pictures. If this is your first digital camera it is a good one to start with.