Pros Image Stabilization, crisp/clear photos, durability, movies
Cons Would like more zoom
Summary To start, I was used to tossing 20-40% of photos from my old cameras becuase my hands are shakey, and the resulting photos were blurry. The Image Stabilization sold me on the camera, and today, I get maybe 2-3% blurry photos! I just switched from an ultra compact to this slightly larger camera. I like the extra weight in my hand, further making it easy to steady the camera.
I like the fact that the camera has both a manual viewfinder and the screen. I broke the screen on my last camera and it had no viewfinder, so there was no way to accurately capture photos. Even if the screen goes on this camera, I always have the viewfinder for backup.
I don't really understand or care about manual controls since I am usually capturing kids or action shots on the fly. The automatic settings work great. I particularly like the portrait mode. If I want to use more controls, they are there waiting for me.
This camera is DURABLE! I dropped my last Cannon SD camera from 2 feet and the view screen was destroyed. I just returned from a mountain biking trip to Vail, CO. On one run, I lost control in gravel at 30 MPH and my camera, which was in a small case around my neck, was between me and the rocks and dirt. I got up, shook off the blood and dust, and was happy to find that the camera was in perfect condition! (on top of that, the camera took terrific action photos and movies).
The movie mode works very well. The movies are crisp and clear, and the audio is excellent.
Overall, for the point-and-shoot person, this camera can't be beat! This is the best camera I have ever owned.
Pros Image stabilization, ease of use, short start-up, face-finder
Cons shot-to-shot time when using flash, battery life (both minor issues)
Summary Great camera, especially for the price. It's small enough to be easily portable, without sacrificing picture quality. The image stabilizer is amazing. In outdoor light, at full digital zoom, I (intentionally) shook the camera and still got a stable image! After several weeks of use, the only bad shots I've gotten were of people sitting in front of a bright window-- where any camera would struggle.
I recommend this camera for:
- Someone who wants an easy-to-use camera that yields great pictures
- An intermediate user who sometimes wants to use manual settings
- Someone who wants a decent zoom but not the size of a super-zoom (4x optical / 16X digital zoom works suprisingly well with the image stabilizer)
I DO NOT recommend this camera for:
- An advanced user who might not like what I consider small annoyances: screen goes black while the flash recharges, battery life could be better, optical viewfinder does not reflect digital zoom (I think this is the case with any optical viewfinder, though).
Pros So easy to use for those who have minimum knowledge of cameras yet has very self explanatory options if you want to experiment with it's fabulous bells and whistles, easy to hold, sturdy design
Cons Absomutely Naddah!
Summary I am one of those people who doesn't know a ton about computers and cameras, but I know enough to know when I have found a gem. This camera is IDEAL for first time digi owners and seasoned vets. I researched the hell out of digital cameras (I read about 240 reviews on this website of cameras within $150-$250) and after noting about 8 with the best reviews, I went to Best Buy to check them out for myself. When the gentleman helping me saw my list, he immediately told me that the Canon Powershot A570 is the best one for the price and quality I wanted. After a few days of using it, I realized he was right. It's SO easy to use, takes unbelievable pictures, and has so many options. BUY THIS CAMERA! Who ever says anything negative about this camera is smoking crack. Cheers!
"Over all I think this camera is sharp, takes clear crisp pictures, and is easy to work."on by smokey011385
Pros Sharp clear pictures, easy to transfer on a pc or mac, over all awesome camera for any occasion
Cons Tends to get a little louder at higher ISO
Summary Great camera, I love it. Exactly what I was looking for when I went shopping for a digital camera. Has many features, takes awesome clear pictures, and is a decent price. I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants great pictures for a good price.
Pros great features for a bargain price
Cons A little bit bulky
Summary My last digital camera is a 2 mega pixel kodak . I have been planning to replace it for months, but can't find one that I really like. Its either too expensive for me or I don't like the features. An important occasion is approaching fast and I really need a replacement for my aging cam. I quickly searched the web and found the canon a great buy for my limited bucks. Ive had it for 2 weeks and I am really amazed of its great features. Manual settings are available and really takes great pictures with or without flash. thanks to its 1600 iso, I can take pictures in almost zero lighting. Buy it, you wont regret it.