"Just a great deal for the money"4.5 starson by shootngo
Pros: great budget camera
Cons: hard to get used to plastic
Summary: I'm a film guy from way back. I use Nikons, Hasselblads, and Sinar 4x5...so I know and appreciate quality.
I'm new to digital. Just wanted a simple inexpensive camera to use for eBay sales. I'm pretty much blown away by the A720. Its point and shoot I had down in 2 minutes after getting the camera, and the photos look great. I love the manual control option ( I photograph paintings ) and that works great. The software is also outstanding. Withing 15 minutes of buying the camera I took photos, tweaked them to my satisfaction, and posted terrific looking photographs of my paintings for sale on eBay.
The only complaints I have heard anywhere are the slow flash recycle time and noisy at high asp. I use hot lights so the slow flash recycle time does not affect me. And any noise it makes at high ASA to me is simply a non-issue to me.
I am just amazed at how good this little camera is for the price.
Anyway that's my .02 worth