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: 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.