Great camera, just make sure you have lots of batteries.
26 April 2014
Summary: The Canon Powershot is an excellent lightweight camera and takes great pictures. The only downfall is the batteries. It takes 2 AA Batteries. I used 2 new Duracell batteries and they didn't last any time at all. Other than that great camera for the money.
Summary: This powershot A560 was a nice little camera loaded with easy features for the money. the pics are clear and the macro is excellent. I got mine for 60.00 on e-bay so I was very happy with what I got for the money. I would recommend this to anyone looking for descent everyday average pictures.
Summary: I bought 2 of these cameras last Christmas (2007), one for me and one as a gift.
There have been no problems with either camera and its been a year.
I have taken some nice pictures with the macro setting of shrimp and fish in my aquariums. On the normal indoor setting it has taken good pictures time after time. The video feature works well and the sound is good.
My only beef with the camera is that it shipped with one tiny card that would only hold 2 pictures.
Summary: Kind of difficult to review a point and shoot when my main camera is an Eos 30D. Still, this bulky, clunky thing does a good job as the vacation/backup camera. I had a little Nikon 6MP that I hated even worse than my ex-wife - still, it was faster and better then the Canon alternative, given this was two years ago.
Summary: My Panasonic Lumix died on vacation, I needed a small camera that took an SD card and either the same battery as the Lumix or AA batteries. I took it out of the box and went hiking and was impressed by the ease of use and the AWESOME macros it took. The only drawback is that it does not have Image Stabilization which is makes for a few fuzzy photos when zooming in of a moving thing like an eagle flying or waterfall at a distance..
Summary: I bought this camera as a birthday present for my wife. She wanted a point-and-shoot digital camera, and the A560 fit the bill. The good: Big screen -- it's huge compared to many, and very clear. It's easy to use -- easy to use and understand controls, the zoom is in a great place, and the camera is shaped such that it was easy to hold and shoot. It takes 2 "AA" batteries, which is great since they're available everywhere in a pinch, and rechargeable batteries are cheap.