5 mos. in, the 'low battery sign' is my constant companion.:(
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I love this camera. Great pictures. Ours came with a large memory card. Good features for basically a point and shoot. The only problem we've had is that 5 months into owning it (bought new) suddenly, no matter what we do, the low battery sign comes on within 3-5 pictures taken. Every time.:( It might be just my particular camera though because the only thing online we could find to do was to clean the battery contacts.
Excerpt: I purchased this Canon Powershot about three years ago. I have taken approximately 7,000 pictures with it and it is just now starting to give up on me - it will not longer take good shots, I've probably just worn it down. I will probably upgrade the camera in the next month or two because I do not have a camera phone to take pictures of anything with.
Excerpt: I was given the camera 3 years ago for a christmas gift. It was my first digital camera and worked absolutely perfect. I contined to use it for the following years however, I had went to the beach and from being in the heat all day I lost my review screan. Meaning I could not see anything I wanted to take a picture or video of :( I could still see them after the pic was taken so not quite sure what fried out, but either way my fault.
Summary: Camera has more wear and tear then was thought. Sight damage from being dropped. Seems to be working all right. Time will tell if it turns out to be a good purchase. Bought because have one A560 that was dropped and damaged. Liked camera and wanted another one.
Excerpt: This camera served me well for a while, but honestly now (2013) there are much better options for not too much money. One major thing lacking is the ability to take HD video. It does take video, but the quality is so poor that it’s hardly worth it. That is a major drawback. It doesn’t have a lot of fancy settings, which is good for a lot of people. But I like a few more features, not that I know anything about photography.
Easy to use but requires batteries and is a bit bulkier
23 March 2008
Excerpt: Although this camera is a bit old now, it is still very functional. It has great features as a point and shoot camera such as landscape, night, portrait settings, etc. The only bad part of this is that it requires batteries and that is a little bit bulkier than other cameras.
Summary: We had an older Canon 3.2MP camera that we really liked. It took 4AAs and we used rechargeable batteries with it exclusively. After several years of wonderful service, it started getting flaky so we got a A560. There are some things I like about it - it's much faster at everything, and the gigantic LCD is really nice. BUT... I put rechargeable batteries into it and it literally starts flashing the icon that it needs new batteries after 2 or 3 pictures.