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Canon PowerShot A480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 981 reviews of Canon PowerShot A480. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the performance and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the storage and viewfinder. Opinions about the energy efficiency and flash are different.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

lens, low-light, stabilizer , viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A480 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the viewfinder and lens are mixed. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and reliability.

usability, price, portability, battery, image quality

flash, reliability, energy

90% 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 A480

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A480 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 also get good comments, whereas the memory and viewfinder get negative opinions. The low light performance and reliability get mixed opinions.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

lens, stabilizer , viewfinder, memory

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot A480 review

 

A basic point and shoot that surprises with image quality

Nice picture quality ; Motion detection ; Auto red-eye correction

Limited controls ; No optical image stabiliser

A good point and shoot camera that doesn't disappoint on image quality but lacks the controls of some higher end cameras

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A480 review

 

Available in black, blue, red, and silver, the boxy Canon PowerShot A480 measures 92.1x31.1x62mm and weighs 140g. Its lens, whose focal length ranges from 37mm to 122mm (35mm equivalent), retracts into the body when you turn off the camera. The Canon...

If you're a tripod-shooter, a steady-handed photographer, or just want a bargain-bin camera with good image quality, the Canon PowerShot A480 is worth a look. Its lack of image stabilisation and some modes, however, may cause action photographers to...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A480

 

The A480 is considered the cheapest models among the expensive range of cameras that the company has to offer on compact cameras. This camera has the necessary features that give you good quality for your money. It is considered 25% smaller that the...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon A480 review

 

For around £100 we don't expect cameras to provide miracles, and the Canon A480 makes no such claim. But for those looking at no-frills simplicity, there are many reasons why the model may just be...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Canon Powershot A480

 

The Canon Powershot A480 is a 10MP compact camera with 3.3x optical zoom, 15 shooting modes, face detection, automatic red eye correction, motion detection technology and a 2.5-inch LCD. Canon Powershot A480 is tagged with Canon Powershot A480. Select...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (whatdigitalcamera.com)

PowerShot A480

 

For around 100 we don't expect cameras to provide miracles, and the Canon A480 makes no such claim. But for those looking at no-frills simplicity, there are many reasons why the model may just be ideal.

Excellent images, excellent value ? what more could you want? Read the full verdict

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (techworld.com)

Canon PowerShot A480 review

 

The Canon PowerShot A480 is designed for people who want to shoot pictures without fussing over camera settings. It's a dead-simple, reasonably stylish point-and-shoot camera to have on hand when you're hanging out with friends and family.

If you're a tripod-shooter, a steady-handed photographer, or just want a bargain-bin camera with good image quality, the Canon PowerShot A480 is worth a look. Its lack of image stabilisation and some modes, however, may cause action photographers to...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A480

 

The Canon Powershot A480 is an entry level digital camera. This review covers picture quality, shutter delay times and takes you through the main features of the camera.

Picture quality

Shutter delay with flash

I was impressed by this camera. It takes a good photo in most situations with the minimum of fuss. Load the battery and memory card and you are ready to start taking pictures. This is a good choice for anyone who does not want to spend a fortune on a...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A480

 

A cheap digital camera that looks and feels shocking but offers good value.

Crisp and well-coloured photos considering its price

Poor viewing angles on LCD screen, awkward design, some overexposure problems, noticeable chromatic aberration

The physical appearance and design of the PowerShot A480 aren't great, but it does have the potential to take some good-looking shots. It's perhaps one of the best point-and-shoot digital still cameras in the sub-$200 price range. Give it a go if...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A480 review

 

The key to appreciating the Canon PowerShot A480 is not to expect much. The camera has basic low-end camera specifications and features at an inexpensive price barely more than $100. Generally, you have to spend about twice that to start getting newer...

Simple; cheap; relatively small; AA battery powered.

Chunky, plastic design; leisurely performance.

The Canon PowerShot A480 may be a basic low-priced compact camera, but at least it takes good photos.

Jun, 2009

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