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Canon PowerShot A470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1301 reviews of Canon PowerShot A470. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the image stabilizer and viewfinder get negative comments. Views about the lens and shutter are mixed.

usability, price, performance, image quality, portability

viewfinder, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A470

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A470 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and zoom are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the durability and shutter.

usability, portability, price, zoom, image quality

shutter, durability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A470

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 624 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A470 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reliability and durability are mixed, and there are some critical views about the lens and viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

battery, viewfinder, lens

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Budget Camera Group Test (Q4 2008)

 

In the first of our five group tests of compact digital cameras, we're looking at what are best termed 'budget' models. We've not gone for the absolute cheapest of the cheap (you can, after all buy a digital camera/ webcam thingy for as little as $20)...

Throughout this test it has become obvious that when shooting in good light there's little to choose between most of the cameras in the group in terms of picture quality; all can take a perfectly good picture that will make a decent print. Though there...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot A470 Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera

 

This bargain-priced, no-frills camera offers very good image quality.

Quality images for a rock-bottom price ; Fast shutter speed

No image stabilization ; Too thick to put in your pocket

All in all, the A470 is a good no-frills camera at a rock-bottom price, with an easy learning curve. If a three-year-old can take good pictures with the Canon PowerShot A470, you can, too

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Donald Malouf (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot A470

 

My three-year-old son thinks he's Ansel Adams, so we need a camera that works for him as well as for me. The Canon PowerShot A470 fits the bill.

Quality images for a rock-bottom price ; Fast shutter speed

No image stabilization ; Too thick to put in your pocket

For just $130, the PowerShot A470 is a good option for your kids or as a no-frills point-and-shoot.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A470 review

 

You don't need to pay a lot to get a pretty good digital camera. Solid budget models are becoming less expensive and offering better performance every year. The Canon PowerShot A470 is one of the best examples of this trend. With a price tag less than...

Inexpensive; fast performance.

Noisy pictures; chunky design.

For the money, you'd have a hard time finding a better snapshot camera.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon Powershot A470

 

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Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A470

 

Physical Views The A470 compared to a standard CD disc. Powershot A470 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.4x Optical / 4x Digital / 14x Combined Zoom Image Capture Device Type 7.1 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Stephanie Boozer (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Compact and easily portable, the Canon PowerShot A470 is another confident, capable digital camera from this market leader. Offering 3.4x optical zoom, a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and 7.1-megapixel CCD, the PowerShot A470 features the ease of a...

Small, compact size ; Good selection of useful preset shooting modes ; Very good color ; Motion Detection Technology helps with moving subjects ; Face Detection helps with focus and exposure on portraits ; Large 2.5-inch LCD is usable in very bright...

Somewhat thick for slipping into a pants pocket ; Image noise high at ISO 800 and up ; High chromatic aberration at wide angle setting ; Some blurring in corners at both zoom settings, though not as bad as some

The 3.4x optical zoom lens offers just slightly more zoom than standard digital cameras, covering a range equivalent to 38-132mm on a 35mm camera. In addition to the 3.4x optical zoom, the Canon A470 also offers a maximum of 4x digital zoom, though it...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Ben Long (macworld.com)

Review: Canon PowerShot A470 digital camera

 

Canon's PowerShot A470 doesn't have the largest feature set, or the smallest design, or the highest pixel count among cameras in the $100 price range. But the A470 produces top-notch images and is easy to shoot with, and its feature set provides...

The A470 is not a large camera, but it’s not the smallest point-and-shoot you’ll find, either. It’s got kind of an odd shape, and because the lens doesn’t retract so it’s flush with the body, it can be a little cumbersome to stuff in a pocket or bag

May, 2009

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot A470 Review

 

Ok, I'll admit it. The Canon PowerShot A470 is far from the smallest camera on the market, and it's certainly not the sexiest. What, then, are we to make of Canon's latest, lightly updated but clearly aging super-budget offering? In spite of a look and...

Sharp lens – even at the corners, Fast AF and imperceptible shutter lag, No nasty image quality surprises, Is there a more user friendly camera

Awkward/odd zoom control, Weak battery life numbers, Flash recycle times still an issue, Sadly, no IS

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Canon Powershot A470

 

The Canon PowerShot A470 is a 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3.4x optical zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD (no optical viewfinder). the Canon PowerShot A470 will have a retail price of $129.99 USD when it hits stores in … Continue reading →

For all of their automatic allure, the new A-series PowerShot cameras offer more experienced users a full complement of useful features and a comprehensive menu of selectable scene settings that can feed the creative impulse or help make the most out...

Mar, 2008

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