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Canon PowerShot A470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1304 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. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer and viewfinder. Reviews about the lens and reliability are mixed.

usability, price, performance, image quality, portability

battery, 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The price and portability also get good views, whereas many are negative 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.

Jul, 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 are impressed by the performance and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and durability get mixed reviews. The lens and viewfinder get less positive comments.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

battery, viewfinder, lens

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot A470

 

The latest entry-level model from Canon's PowerShot range comes under the spotlight.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Malouf, PC World (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A470 review

 

Children love taking pictures just as much as those of us who should know better, so for many people it's important to buy a camera that works for kids as well as it does for proper grown ups. The Canon PowerShot A470 fits the bill.

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

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon PowerShot A470 digital camera is the perfect take-anywhere camera that can be used by the whole family. It features a host of advanced shooting options and its 7.1 megapixel sensor delivers large photographic prints. The PowerShot A470 is...

Take more than just photos: the Canon PowerShot A470 features movie modes, giving you greater flexibility when it comes to shooting options.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Canon Powershot A470

 

The Canon Powershot A470 digital camera is Canon’s entry level model. It has 7Mp and a 3.4x optical zoom lens. David Tymon from Cameras.co.uk has reviewed.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Donald Malouf, (techworld.com)

Canon PowerShot A470 review

 

The Canon PowerShot A470 is a good no-frills digital camera at a rock-bottom price.

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

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A470

 

The Canon Powershot A470 is one of the very best entry level digital cameras you can buy. It has 7 megapixels and a 3.4x optical zoom lens. It is available in a choice of colours and its picture quality is outstanding.

Overall picture quality - sharpness of photos - value for money

Shutter lag with flash

When you take the price into account this is an excellent camera. When it comes to picture quality it outperforms many more expensive cameras. Well worth adding to your shortlist.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A470

 

It's amazing how good even the most entry-level digital cameras can be these days. Occupying the lowest price point on Canon's latest line-up of compa...

Low price, sharp pictures, speedy operation, good colour

Chromatic aberration issues, noise perhaps a touch high, boxy design

If you're on a budget you'll be hard pressed to find a better camera for your dollar. It doesn't take the best pictures on earth and it leaves a little to be desired in terms of style, but the Canon PowerShot A470 certainly is good value for money.

Feb, 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

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