Summary: If you look at the ratio of reviews, you'll note that it's the opposite of the bell-shaped curve: many 5 star reviews and many 1's. I don't recall ever seeing this schism before, but it exists for good reason.
Summary: The Cannon PowerShot A610 is a wonderful camera. - 4 AA batteries mean that you don't have to charge a proprietary battery pack and you can refill at any store - Long battery life, we use 2000mAh NiMH AAs and they last for weeks of casual shooting.
Summary: I have owned many brands of Digiams from HP to Sony to Kodak and have found this to be the best of them all(with Sony as a close runner-up). This makes the third generation of Canon DigiCam that I have owned. An a60, and a75 and now this a610! All still function as new!
Summary: I had owned the earlier Powershot A60 model and was very happy with that. The A610 is an improvement in every aspect. * Video mode is great! You get full motion videos at 600x480 that look great when played back on a TV.
Summary: Just used this for three weeks in Asia. It took hundreds of gorgeous shots without a hitch. Battery life was good and flexible resolution/detail options allowed me to save memory for the "big" shots. I love the detail and color in the pics; really didn't regret leaving my slide film behind.
Summary: I am very pleased with the camera, love the full manual settings, great movie mode (u can even zoom) and best of all it takes great pictures! This is the follow up camera to the A95, advantages include a bigger LCD, digic 2 processor (which means faster speed), high-speed 2.0 USB connection, better...
Summary: I have my A610 a week now after having owned two digital cameras. The last camera was a Canon A10 so this camera is a vast improvement. I love this camera! The pictures are wonderfully clear and crisp.
Summary: I am a first time buyer for this type of camera. I spent days on the computer researching and trying to get the best deal for my money. I'm one picky customer and I really hunt for bargains! Consumer Reports rated the A95 as being a best buy, so when I heard that the A610 was a step up, I bought it.
Summary: It was great while it lasted. Canon loads more quality optical elements and automatic features in the A610 than you'll find on any other disposable camera. Outstanding zoom lens, automation that ranges from full (a variety of easy-to-use presets that adjust for scenery), to moderate (e.g.
Summary: Just wanted to add a voice to the chorus of people whose A610 died. I took excellent care of it, and then one day I turned it on and all it could do was take pictures of darkness. Sad that so little quality goes into products these days.