Summary: I got this camera used to replace a Fuji that acts like it is about done. It is an old model with only 10 mega pixels but it takes nice pictures. The screen is a bit hard to see in bright light but not so much that you can't see what you are trying to shoot. Options on it are not many but for most uses it does fine.
Summary: Living in Alaska and traveling to remote sites without power requires a camera I can tuck into the life jacket with several sets of extra batteries. The only thing not intuitive for me is the "fill flash" option. I like to use flash when the auto detector does not require it, I have had a tough time finding it. All else is easy, nice Canon quality, and so far has survived a few drops to the ground from waist height.
Summary: I ordered this camera because I'm not good with things like gadgets and cameras. I had trouble with my last camera because it offered too many choices and options and I needed more of a point and shoot that was easy to operate. I was happy to discover that this camera is indeed very simple and easy to operate, but my surprise was that when compared to photos taken by other folks at the same time...
Summary: This camera works pretty well, especially for the price! I bought it for my boyfriend, and he likes it too. Of course, he never uses it as he is a minimalist, but he says it works fine. I've used it a couple times and I am happy with the purchase.
Summary: Got this camera to carry around and take good shots. My husband had gotten me an expensive, heavy camera that takes wonderful photos, but I could never figure it out. this solves that problem. Easy to use, fits in purse, takes regular batteries. Highly recommend.
Summary: This is not the first Canon Powershot digital camera I have owned. They are simple to use and versatile enough to handle most of my photographic needs. But then I am not a professional photographer either. If you are a Professional photographer, this is not the camera for you, for your grandchildren, perhaps. The settings are very easy to deal with and the photos seem to almost always come out with great color and detail.
Excerpt: I have won a Canon A800 on an auction site for 60 cents and really wasn't something planned to buy but once I started to play around with it a bit I kinda liked it. I RATE THIS CAMERA WITH 4 STARS AS THE OVERALL QUALITY AND FUNCTIONS WORTH THE MARKET PRICE. PROS: Indoors is lazy. Don't expect to get a good snapshot of your dog or guinea pig. Flesh takes a "lifetime" even with high amp batteries. Video is not impressive but I've seen worst.
Summary: I've been a Canon camera guy for over 30 years and I've loved the many cameras I've bought and the excellent service I've always received from Canon. Sadly, my wife bought this camera to take on her trip to Italy and it failed after only a few dozen pictures. The camera turned off and the lens would not retract. Nothing would correct this (yes, she put in new batteries). On her return, we returned it to Amazon who gave her a prompt refund.