Pros 12 MP, portability, rich in features such as the face detection w/o a hitch
Cons Buttons have to push hard. Maybe for a start, but been use to it already
Summary Cheap, Love this cam! I found best discount at http://www.bargains-shopping.com/search.php?q=Canon+PowerShot+A480, maybe it is helpful.
Pros Compact and very easy to use controls with special short cut buttons to help making adjustments on the fly! The ISO button, located above the center function button. It alos has some video capabilities.
Cons Noise can be noticed at ISO settings of 400 and above. I wish that they had already included image stabilization technology and noise removal function.
Summary It is indeed a power in your hands just to enough take a shot. No matter what or how it may be. It is so easy to use. And you can even try your talents with its macro and supermacro capabilities. Although it is fully automatic, at least you can practice composing shots and have fun with taking pictures! Video shooting is also possible, with some options, transfer it to your pc, edit it then you can post videos on the web. Im just so happy that canon has put some thought to this camera. Nice tones of colors too!