A disappointment; has some +'s, but doesn't take great pics, and doesn't hold up either.
Alexander C. Zorach "Alex Zorach", Amazon
14 October 2006
Summary: The 6x digital zoom is nice, and the zoom is fast and easy to use with precision. The camera has a very quick startup speed, which makes it easy to capture things like birds which won't sit still for you. The menu and user-interface are very easy to use, and it is very easy to view pictures.
Summary: I've had this camera for over 3 weeks, but have only used it for about half that time, as it's been in the shop for repair. I got it to use when I don't want to (or can't) use my big camera (a 20D), and I have enjoyed almost every aspect of it.
great zoom and nice features spoiled by slow flash
D. Frane, Amazon
7 April 2006
Summary: The fellow who said the flash recycling on the A700 is "horrible" was correct. I bought this camera to replace a Canon S500 because it focused too slowly. The A700 focuses and shoots quickly- but only if you are NOT using the flash.
Summary: ... ja dann wäre das wohl die fast perfekte Kamera in diesem Preis-Segment. Aber leider braucht die Kamera geschlagene 7 (sieben!) Sekunden nach einem Bild mit Blitz, bis man das nächste Photo machen kann (vergleiche auch Daten auf [...