Summary: I have had this camera for about 10 years. MY first one needed repairs after about 5 years. It was stolen and I got another one for less than I paid for this one. Canon does not make this anymore so one wonders if the product I got is new. I have a warraty with a separate company but the value of that is only known when it breaks. The basic advantage of the camera is it has a variety of settings when auto settings simply do not work.
Summary: I got this camera to replace another similar Canon that I loved to death, literally. It's got all the features I need, most of them on a convenient top mounted button so you don't have to scroll through tons of menu windows. Seller exceeded my expectations by including batteries and a nice little camera case I wasn't expecting.
Summary: My wife had an old Toshiba point and shoot that parts were getting hard to find. found this very good buy on this camera. Easy to operate. Takes great pictures. I would recommend this camera to anyone.
Summary: My wife loves that camera. She has old Canon A700 and she does not want anything else for everyday tasks. The camera is compact and yet it is slick and powerful. You will get a high quality image whenever you use it. Its 6x optical zoom is one of the best for cameras in this class. And one feature that makes it really distinct and puts it in front of other cameras: it has optical viewfinder with real time zoom.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot A700 is my first digital camera - it’s an upgrade from my tried and true Olympus Zoom film camera. I’m very impressed by the multitude of features. It took excellent pictures during a choir trip to the U.K. The shake warning seems too sensitive and the optical viewfinder takes getting used to. The LCD is poor in bright sunlight. The panorama shots are a delight, due to a portion of the previous shot being displayed on the LCD.
Summary: First of all, I'd like to say wow, I bought this camera over 3 years ago for around $400 and it's still selling at around the same price today on Amazon. Having said that, I'm not sure if a lot of people are still buying this camera or are buying newer models (most of the reviews are from 2006 so I'm guessing there are better newer models around now) I still love my camera, it still takes great sharp pictures and it doesn't really feel outdated.
Summary: This is one the best camera I have ever had. Pros: * 6x optical zoom * Manual, Av, Tv modes * 60fps movies * uses standard SD cards and AA batteries * fast startup * excellent pictures at low light or moving subjects * lots of useful features Cons: * does not suport SDHC * batteries run down fast Bottomline: I think it is the best camera for its price. It has a lot of features that are not found in newer cameras, like 60fps movies and color replacing.
Summary: Great camera. Nice daylight and dim light pictures. I am still trying to figure out how to take better fast motion pictures. I recommend this camera to everyone I know that is looking for a nice easy to use, medium weight camera. Also takes fabulous video.
Summary: My situation was a bit unusual. As a photography hobbyist I had a Canon A590 that I really liked but wanting to get into the use of scripts to do special things like automated timed shots for time lapes photography and bird photography I discovered that the A590 was not on the list for cameras that could run the scripts I wanted to use. So, I searched the list and found that the A700 was. It is also a popular camera for kite aerial photography which I also do.