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: 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.
Summary: First off let me tell you that when this camera is working it is great. The pictures are great the ease of use is great, everything about it is great................except! I had this camera for 6 months and then it started going south.
Summary: I got my PowerShot A620 in early April of 2006. I was completely satisfied and happy with all picture-taking features. Just getting into shooting videos by early summer and still very enthused. So I decided to buy my daughter an early Christmas present - a PowerShot A610 - in August 2006.
Excerpt: I have a BenQ DC1500, but then I wanted a more powerful camera. I needed some requirements (SD card, 2" LCD, etc) and I asked a photographer friend of mine. The Canon Powershot A610 fulfills my needs and more!
Summary: I purchased this camera about six months ago after my Kodak Easyshare camera completely died on me. I did a little research and read only good things about this Canon camera so I decided to go with it because it was very reasonably priced (about $200).
Summary: I've always loved Canon, this is just another great product.
Pros: Has Canon name and quality. Very solid camera, feels good in my hand. Uses AA batteries so you can switch them out on the fly. Also, doesn't eat batteries, they last pretty long. Takes pictures very fast also when you turn off the preview. Fold out LCD screen is a huge plus.
Cons: Can have a bit of redeye at times. Also, like others have said, the battery meter really doesn't warn you until the last minute.
Good Features, Good Warranty Service, Questionable Quality
tagger9 "tagger9", Amazon
29 June 2006
Summary: I needed a camera that can take great pictures, can do good quality videos and can do close-up macros. This was the only camera in this price range that does this, and I've been quite happy with it overall. The pictures are always good quality, and the videos are pretty nice.