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PowerShot A70

Average Customer Rating:
4.833 out of 5
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for PowerShot A70
Review 1 for PowerShot A70
Nickname: Sutra
Location: Glenview, IL
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

Durable Quality w/ Nice Macro Focus For the Price

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Features
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Price/Value
3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
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Date:May 14, 2010
Pros: excellent image quality, durable, better macro and close up pics, over use of settings hold up, quality parts built rock hard
My PowerShot A70, was bought in 2003, and I have taken over 20,000 and more digital photos with my PowerShot A70, usually in the Auto mode and M Manual settings.The many thousands, thousands, thousands, of times, I have moved all the setings, on and off button, over and over, focusing, the zoom, in and out, the all the other controls, over and over and these parts have held up.
THAT SHOWS DURABILITY and QUALITY.
I have had minor/small, no fee labor done on my camera, during those years of over use, but the camera is solid and really held up from all my use and wear..If I got that many photos, the average photographer, would have a camera for LIFE...
My original A70 was put to use, September 2003 until November of 2009, when I traded it in for the PowerShot XS110, since the repair would cost the same as a new rebuilt upgrade, that CANON offers.This is one other nice feature, trade in your older Canon and get a discount price for a nice upgrade, your pick of 2-3 different models...
I have found out this new XS110 produces fine modern technology and fine clear photos, BUT, close ups are very difficult to get a perfect focus, like my old worn out A70, so I just bought one, (the A70 for closeup, Maco, etc).
My new XS110, lens shadow gets in the way, when you get close up, like inches away from the item, and just does not do the Macro qualty like it should.Very disappointed on that inferior, (lens shadow), problem, but magic with other handy features.
So, if you like the A70 and do not mind having to use 4 AA bateries, then you should hold on to it as long as possible, if you use the camera for close up Marcro Zoom type pics,, it is fine and better than my XS110 upgrade.
If you do not take close ups, look into the more recent Powershot digital cameras, it will open up a new PHOTOGRAPHY WORLD, for your life of pictures.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for PowerShot A70
Nickname: Gigi
Location: Indiana
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Casual User
Product replacement: Yes

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
5 out of 5
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Performance
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
5 out of 5
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Quality
5 out of 5
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:March 26, 2010
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
I purchased this camera in 2003, as it was recommended by the salesman. I have liked everything about it, until the newer lighter weight cameras came out. It is the four AA batteries that make it heavier. My pictures are very sharp and clear. No glare on birthday candles, etc. I still got red eye, but I have software to take care of that. I didn't appreciate what a good camera it was until it died on me last year. I've been trying to find another camera that will give me equal picture quality in a comparable price range. Due to new technology, I expected the new smaller cameras to take equal or better pictures. I haven't found one yet, after trying four that were recommended by the salesman. The reviews I’ve read about even higher priced cameras don't sound like they match up to what I expect after having the A70. There are many models to choose from, but picture quality isn’t often mentioned. You'd think picture quality would be a priority for manufacturers, instead of the quantity of models. It is a difficult decision to make when you usually cannot return a camera if you don’t like its performance, without a restocking fee. What happened to customer satisfaction?
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for PowerShot A70
Nickname: Gazza
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: No

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
5 out of 5
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Performance
5 out of 5
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Price/Value
5 out of 5
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Quality
4 out of 5
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:March 17, 2010
Pros: good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD, Simple controls/menu, easy to use, auto or manual capability
Top all-rounder, easy to use and feature packed. Tremendous pictures
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for PowerShot A70
Nickname: cowboy
Location: maple lake mn
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

best camera ever owned

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Price/Value
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Satisfaction
5 out of 5
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Date:August 23, 2009
Pros: easy to use, Simple controls/menu, Nice features/settings, Bright LCD, excellent image quality, Good Low-Light Performance, Lightweight/Portable, good battery life, durable, tuff little camera
It finally fail after years of keeping my family memories,for ever cataloged,,weddings,cowboy events ,and motocross
races,,you name it ,,this cannon A70,has been threw it all ,and has never failed ,,buy one you will love it,,,,
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for PowerShot A70
Nickname: lovetheLORD
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: No

HAPPY CUSTOMER

Overall Rating
5 out of 5
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Features
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Price/Value
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Satisfaction
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Date:July 25, 2009
Pros: easy to use, Simple controls/menu
I have had this camera for many years and have been very satisfied...
Review 6 for PowerShot A70
Nickname: Cyberfool
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Product replacement: Yes

Easy to use.

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
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Features
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Performance
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Price/Value
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Quality
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Satisfaction
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4 out of 5
Date:May 1, 2009
Pros: easy to use, Simple controls/menu, Nice features/settings, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable
Very user friendly, easy to modify picture sizes, Menu shows way more options than I would expect. The rotating dial on the top allows fast change between picture taking, or Filming 3 minute clips.
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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