Summary: i'm a scuba diver who takes pictures of the fish. many years ago, i bought the a75 and several waterproof housings specific for that model. well, nothing lasts forever. however, i had a lot of money invested in housings for a camera that finally broke, couldn't be repaired and was discontinued.
Summary: I bought new (approximately $250) but rarely used the camera. I learned there was a defect a few years back but was never advised. The camera is unusable due to a problem with distortion of images and from what I have learned, Cannon will no longer offer a repair.
Summary: I've had this camera for many years, and it's been great. It's fast, easy to use, and does good quality pictures. I also have the SCUBA housing, and have used it for photos and short video clips underwater. When the CCD recently died, I thought that was the end of it.
Summary: I'm pleased with the many things this camera can do. It's a little complicated in the beginning but once you get the operations down its a great little camera - easy to carry; which is why I brought it. Pictures look good on the camera screen but I haven't down loaded them to my computer.
Summary: When my A85 was working, it generally produced outstanding, crisp images with very nice color. If you want to get the most out of this camera, it's best to set aside several hours to go through the user manual.
Summary: I bought the Powershot A85 almost 3 years ago to replace my A70. My A70 had lasted around 3 years until some shutter door type thing inside the camera broke and all went black. I was told it was fixable but after 3 years I was kind of excited to upgrade.