Excerpt: All that this camera does for me is work well. It's easy to carry, has a reasonable mid-zoom range, and in real-world use produces very nice images for me. I've had it a while now, dropped it once and had to snap parts of it back together before it would work again (no trouble since).
Summary: Seriously, I take my Canon PowerShot A720 IS places I'd never dream of carrying a purse. I bought mine off a different site as a factory refurbish, and have never regretted it. It arrived on 4-18-09, and on 11-23-10 it ticked over 80,000 images while in my hands--after borrowing a neighbor's A720 to...
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A720 IS is generally seen as the “big brother” to the PowerShot A710 IS that I have owned for several years now. However, when I had the chance recently to have a decent amount of time with the A720, I noticed that there were several quite …
Summary: Bought my camera two years ago and after 1 year it started eating batteries. I thought it was me but realized over time that it was getting worse. I would load new ones in and almost immediately, it would tell me the batteries were low. Even rechargeables didn't help. Finally, the other day it died.
Excerpt: LOVE the manual settings. The only few changes I would make is the ability to have the flash off by defalt. I have been very pleased with how easy it was to learn the settings. I liked having the LCD screen and the viewfinder for outside use when the screen glared. I loved that I could add on lens.
Summary: I was researching online today for a camera to give my daughter for her birthday. As I researched, I found reports ('Best' Lists, consumer report type things) which all had contrary information making the decision practically impossible.
Excerpt: I have my 720is for just over a year now - and I just sent it in for repair. Why? Because I dropped it and cracked the screen. i debated whether to fix or replace and for the price of repairs I was not going to get as good a camera as this one.
Summary: I think this camera is excellent as a multi-purpose camera to carry around and take pictures to include in a blog. That is what I use it for. The photographs of buildings, people, landscapes, foliage are absolute great. I never thought I could get so much in such a little camera with a budget price.
Pros: Easy to Use., Small and light to carry around., Buttons are well placed., Manual features for more picture control., Excellent zooming capacity.
Cons: Complicated manuals difficult to understand., Battery consumption is on the high side. Suggest you buy rechargeable batteries to protect your pocket., Optical viewfinder only lets you view 80 percent of the scene. It tend to fool you. After a while you get used to it., Noise at high ISO levels, l...
Summary: It is easy to use and the default settings are usually the ones to use for most single and group pictures. It has more power and choices so that you could spend beaucoup time learnign all the many options and selections.
Pros: Easy touse, and learn.
Cons: Battery markings for + and - for loading are hard to find.