Canon Powershot A430: My first Digital Camera

Canon Powershot A430  

The Canon Powershot A430 is one of the basic cameras' out there I would recommend for beginners or novices alike. It's affordable and easy to maintain, using AA batteries to power up instead of having to charge before use. This can come in pretty handy, especially when you decide to take photos and realize that either you forgot to charge the battery, or the battery needed to be recharged after a period of non-usage. I've had mine for 2 years now, and I'm still happy with it. I used it for my holiday in Europe 2 years ago and am still using it.

Canon Powershot A430

Basic Features
  • 4.0-megapixel CCD delivering image resolutions as large as 2,272 x 1,704 pixels
  • 1.8-inch color LCD monitor
  • Real-image optical viewfinder
  • Glass, 4x 5.4-21.6mm lens (equivalent to 39-156mm zoom on a 35mm camera)
  • 3.6x digital zoom
  • AiAF through-the-lens autofocus
  • AF Assist light for low-light focusing
  • Full Automatic, Camera M, eight Scene modes, Super Macro, Color Accent, Color Swap, My Colors, Stitch Assist, and Movie modes
  • Shutter speed range from 1/2,000 to one second
  • Built-in flash with six operating model
  • SD/MMC memory storage
  • Power supplied by two AA batteries

  • Quick start-up and shutdown
  • Accurate LCD viewfinder
  • Easy-to-use user interface
  • Continuous shooting mode is moderate
  • Vibrant, appealing color; bright without looking overdone
  • Good skin tones
  • Case design is easy grip
  • Average speed from shot to shot
  • LCD is not bright, its hard to see the LCD under bright sunlight
  • Battery lifespan varies with usage, tends to deplete faster when using flash after a couple of photos
  • Compact but bulky compared to the other cameras out there

All in all, I'd say that it's a pretty good stepping stone into the foray of the world of digital cameras. It doesn't have all the fancy stuff but it gets the job done. Now I wonder which camera I should get next...
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