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Canon PowerShot A75

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Canon PowerShot A75

Editor's Review

The Canon PowerShot A75 is the successor to the popular Canon A70, adding a larger LCD screen, a direct print button, and an image-orientation sensor to the A70's successful design. Announced at the 2004 Photo Marketing Association show, the Canon A75 was one of seven new PowerShot cameras announced by Canon in early February. Like other PowerShot models, the A75 has received extensive praise from professionals and amateurs alike.

Specifications

  • 3.2 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/3.2x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO range 50-400
  • 4 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2004

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Canon PowerShot A75 Reviews

Canon PowerShot A75 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Good Camera, Now Dead (Jim Lekas — 06/08/2008)

After 3.5 years of good service, this camera now shows only inky black ghost images and records the same. The LCD works fine. Apparently these cameras use a CCD with limited durability. One might hope that the CCD would last or be easily replaced, but one would be disappointed.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Gone to the shop (Richard — 01/10/2008)

Great point and shoot camera while it worked. We took hundreds of pictures and I mean hundreds before the camera gave up. But thanks to a link on this page, the A75 is on it's way to Canon for repair which is supposed to cost me nothing. Will wait and see.
Canon has restored my faith in their products. Still didn't stop me from getting a Nikon D40!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Great little camera until... (Richard — 01/09/2008)

It quit working and right before Christmas! The problems started a year ago when the camera would power down. Now the LCD is blank and no pictures are captured. Menus all work mind you but otherwise it's a useless piece. No more Canon's for me!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Katie Ray — 11/26/2007)

High quality camera. "Never misses" as I like to say—the pictures come out great. I can't believe so many people have written negative reviews on here—it really made me want to stand up for what I know is a terrific camera.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Many Problems & Short Life (Joe — 09/09/2007)

After about a year the small internal microphone stopped working, so all videos were silent. Now the display screen doesn't work. Time for a new camera ...and this time it WON'T be a Cannon.

  • 1.0 out of 5
horrible camera & customer service (darrel — 08/30/2007)

soon after i got this camera it started to take picture with any buttton so i called customer service and they told me that it was discontinued but if i send the camera in for repairs they had to send me a upgrade for another $100.00 when i already spent $400.00 i think this is wrong and very cruel to sell this camera to people and then make them pay for the shipping and the upgrade

  • 2.0 out of 5
Just worked for 2 years (cqs — 05/01/2007)

I bought this Canon A75 2.5 years ago, about half yars ago, the LCD some time work, some times not work, now it's totally dead, its life span just too short, I think for a $300 camera should last longer, I will not buy a canon product in the future

  • 2.0 out of 5
Good camera, lousy life expectancy (Colin Higgins — 04/26/2007)

I bought the Canon Powershot A75 in July, 2004 and thoroughly enjoyed using it, until it died on me last month. I did have problems over the 2 1/2 years namely, the memory card pins somehow got bent and I took it back to Canon in Toronto and they fixed it free of charge. Then, in Paris last year, the LCD went blank on me, but I was still able to take pictures through the view finder so I wasn't that upset. A few weeks after I got home, the LCD started working again for some reason. Last month the camera just died on me in mid picture and I've been told it's a power supply problem with an estimated cost of around $160 Canadian to fix. I don't think I'll pay that much, and I'm currently in the market for a new camera. Will it be Canon? Not likely! I paid over $400 Canadian for 30 months use which works out to about $15 a month. To expensive in my mind.

  • 5.0 out of 5
A75 canon camera (tod fisher — 04/24/2007)

It gives clear shot's but it focuses on the back round image.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Mediocre optics, terrible quality (Jeff S — 04/17/2007)

CCD array is noisy, chromatic aberration is obvious, even worse with the tele-extender.

The CCD array totally failed- it would 'take' black pictures, the LCD display worked fine.

Garbage. Save your money and buy something more durable.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Sorry to say goodbye (Stephanie — 02/21/2007)

I have had this camera ever since it came out. I love it. Easy to use, easy to dowmload, light, not to bulky, over all just love it...In any event, my dog knocked it off a side table..Now, it has issues. I don't want to say goodbye to it. After all it has been there will me in good times and in bad.. I would like to try and get it fixed but after reading these comments I am afraid it will cost me more to repair than to upgrade...I'll keep searching for a solution, but wanted to share my Powershot A75 story. Thanks Canon. By the way, the movie feature does need to be able to zoom. Love, Peace, Happiness ~ Mother Earth

  • 2.0 out of 5
no longer works (cheryl — 12/26/2006)

My camera is exactly two years old, worked fine when it worked, but now it no longer turns on. Recharged batteries, tried new batteries, it just doesn't work. I expected it to work for more than two years.

  • 2.0 out of 5
LCD Blank (Paul — 12/24/2006)

The photo screen is blank except in one setting.And the review screen is blank. It still takes photos. Like the other reviewer said= It's an expensive disposable. I sent in for a rebate, and they said I couldn't get one because I was in Indiana. So - I don't expect to get anything but lip service on a site like this....

  • 1.0 out of 5
Died after two years (Anthony — 12/19/2006)

I found this site looking for a way to resolve our camera problems. We get an error that the batteries need to be changed with brand new batteries. It immediately powers down after turning it on. I would not recommend this camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Good camera, a little old now (Gerald Hawkins — 12/15/2006)

The Canon A75 has been an excellent digital camera for me. I use it mainly for still pictures and also do occassional videos with it. It is only 3.2 megapixels, but that is sufficient for nearly all needs. The video resolution is lower (max of 640 by 480, I think) but it is mostly ok. Like most digital still cameras with a video mode, it does not have a microphone jack. The internal mike is usually tolerable. The controls are slightly more annoying than my old camera. The video capture is limited to about 3 minutes and this doesn't improve with a faster or larger memory card.

  • 5.0 out of 5
No problems over here! (Anna Brandberg — 11/09/2006)

I see that many people have been having a lot of problems with the A75, but I just wanted to say that I have been using my A75 for over 2 years and though it has endured a lot (bumped around and carried without a case, pictures taken at the dam, from a boat, hiking, in a jacuzzi, etc) I have not had any serious problems with it!

If I had to state any personal issues with this camera it would be that the batteries don't last very long, and then there's the fact that you can't zoom in movie-mode. But other than that, as someone who used the camera to do normal people-shots as well as some serious photography, this camera has given me some beautiful pictures!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Canon PowerShot A75 (Dottie Curci — 11/04/2006)

Bought this camera for my daughter who is an athlete and travels all over the US. It makes great pictures, easy to download, and I went out and bought myself one. I love it.. Take it everywhere. Easy to use.

  • 2.0 out of 5
LCD blank when on shoot mode (Fazal Rabbi — 10/27/2006)

dear sir,
I purchase A75 powershor camera one before,
suddenly one day it LCD become blank when on shooting mode and no picture taken by this camera,
kindly solve my this problem,
and please send me address of your service center in Pakistan, from where my camera repair.
thanks,
fazal rabbi
Pakistan
fazalr28@yahoo.com

  • 2.0 out of 5
Canon has responded....please take note... (LYNELL FISCHER — 10/03/2006)

Please note the following response directly from Canon. Hopefully, this will help those of you wanting to get your problem fixed.

Dear Lynell F:

Thank you for contacting Canon product support. We value you as a Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the recent
malfunction of your PowerShot A75, and appreciate your understanding in
this matter.

It has recently come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in this Canon digital camera may cause the following
malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted
image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction have been
rare in the United States, we have determined that it may occur if the
product is exposed to hot and humid environments.

Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you may have
encountered this issue. To determine if the CCD (image sensor) is
working properly, please follow these steps:

1. Insert a memory card with known good images on it into the camera.

2. Power the camera on to the Playback mode.

3. Press the DISPLAY (DISP) button to enable the LCD panel, and observe the LCD.

a. If the images are displayed properly, please proceed to step
four.

b. If the images are not displayed, or a "NO IMAGES" message
appears, please ensure that the memory card contains known good images.

c. If the card contains known good images, and the issue persists
with a second memory card, the camera will require service.

4. Switch the camera to the Camera mode. You may use any shooting mode (i.e. Auto, Manual).

5. Press the DISPLAY (DISP) button to enable the LCD panel.

6. Point the camera at a well-lit scene and observe the LCD and/or
viewfinder. If the scene the camera is pointed at appears on the LCD
and/or viewfinder, the CCD is operating properly. If the LCD and/or
viewfinder remain black, the camera requires service.

Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will
repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned
malfunction if the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon
will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with
this repair.

A pre-paid shipping label is being sent to you at the address or E-mail
address you have provided. Upon receipt of this label, please follow
the included instructions to submit your camera to our Factory Service
Center for repair.

Once again, your satisfaction with our products is extremely important
to us. We are sorry for any inconvenience this issue has caused you.
Please be assured we are doing everything possible to ensure your
satisfaction.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Again, I apologize for any
inconvenience this may have caused you. Please feel free to contact us
again if you have any other questions or concerns regarding your
PowerShot A75.

Thank you for choosing Canon.

Sincerely,

Dean
Technical Support Representative

Special Note: Certain issues are very difficult to resolve via email.
If your question remains unanswered after you have received this email,
you may call our special toll-free number for email customers with
unresolved issues and speak to a technician by dialing 1-866-261-9362,
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If you prefer to continue to communicate via email, reply to this
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  • 2.0 out of 5
No LCD image, dark image written to card (LYNELL FISCHER — 10/03/2006)

It appears that after reading the reviews on this site, that I am not alone. I have taken excellent care of this camera for which I paid $300 and certainly expected it to function longer than this! I just wrote an email to Canon's customer service giving them the link to this page and asking them to make it right. I'll be interested to see what they do about it. My hopes are not too high, so I would be delighted if they came through. Time will tell, but I am certainly not willing to pay for a repair bill! I'll reinvest in another digital camera of another brand first!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Canon Service (John DeWolf — 09/28/2006)

Canon Canada has just replaced the sensor in my 2 year old A75, free of charge, a year past warranty. If you have a problem with the purple streaks, check their Customer Support web site.

  • 5.0 out of 5
I just don't understand the complaints!! (Phil Roberts — 09/12/2006)

I have had Nikon SLR film cameras for years and then switched to the Coolpix digital series when they first came out on the market. I really got tired of carrying the entire camera bag w/ lenses all around so I switched to a point and shoot digital. My next to last digital owned was a Nikon 5700 which by the standard of the day was supposed to be pretty darn good. I wanted a camera that I could take with me on the Motorcycle and beat up a tad and subject it to elements that I did not want to expose my more expensive Nikons to. With that said...
This Canon A75 has lasted me three plus years and it has spent most of its like on a Harley about three inches away from a set of hot pipes. It has been dropped...jostled...cooked and STILL it takes beautiful pictures. The controls are laid out well and the best thing is that it still takes AA batteries. I HATE rechargeable batteries...especially when you are on a trip and have no access to an AC charger and forgot the 2nd battery at home. This way I can stop in at any 7-11 and get a fresh set of batteries. No muss..no fuss.
The only complaint that I have is that the LCD screen is too small and gets completely washed out in daylight conditions. That is why I am looking for a new digital to replace it. Plus...just like a car..a guy needs to trade in his old one for a new one...just cuz' it makes him feel good. Something newer, bigger and better!! I read the complaints and honestly..I have had more problem with my Nikon that is barely used (maybe 200 pictures) then I have ever had with my Canon (1000's of pics). I just got the Nikon back from the factory. They had to replace the CCD. It just died one day just like all the complaints on this post. That camera retailed for $1000!!! I'll stick to the low cost alternative. I paid $249 for the camera...that's $6 per month to own if it died today! I think I can afford that!!

  • 2.0 out of 5
POWERSHOT A75 ..waste of time and money (Justinee — 09/07/2006)

like the many who have already complained... i am also the owner of a powershot A75 and i am disgusted by the malfunction i've had ... honestly a 300 dollar camera is not worth the stress, the time, or the money to fix, especially when the owner is not at fault for the problem. I suggest action be taken against canon... because this problem has happened to many, even more people than those here on this site.

  • 2.0 out of 5
My A75 worked for nearly 2 years and now it's dead. (Bruce Jones — 08/31/2006)

Bought in August 2004, did not use it all that much (100's of pics, not 1000's, worked great), took perfect care of it, always in a case, never dropped or even jolted, then last month I tried to turn it back on after it was off for a few minutes and heard an electronic "pop" sound and that was that. Batteries not the issue, the lens cover is stuck about 1/8" open, no power light, no nothing, it wasn't a mechanical sounding pop, more electrical sounding, like a fried board or something. From reading here I guess I'm out of luck. $200+ disposable camera, what a surprise.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Movie mode (Pradeep Manohar — 08/28/2006)

Excellent Movie mode

  • 2.0 out of 5
good camera right up to when it died at 18 months (Terri Thyssen — 08/20/2006)

LCD screen died while on vacation, was able to take a few more pictures, and while trying to troubleshoot it found where the LCD would actually still work on one of the camera settings (movie?), but it died completely within a couple days of the LCD screen going blank. Just glad I didn't buy an expensive digital camera from Canon.

  • 4.0 out of 5
very good until now (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love this camera and have taken hundreds of pictures—mainly as a point and shoot—but have recently started to use vedio and other features—suddenly it stopped getting imiages on the lsd screen and although the flash works there is no picture. the playback mode works fine. I had hoped to find help on this site but am sorry to hear others are having the same problem

  • 3.0 out of 5
nice camera but LCD is on the fritz (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Nice camera, good image quality but after about a year of use, we've had an issue with the LCD — it won't come on. Seems like something is disconnected inside, as other functions are working, including image capture. Canon wants $79 to diagnose the problem plus parts to service it — parts that appear to be defective. The camera is in pristine condition. Very disappointing. Inexcusable for it to have a problem that costs nearly half the value of the camera to repair. They also offer an "upgrade" to a refurb for $99.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Took great picture until it died (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I enjoyed this compact digital camera. I could easily keep it in my purse and take photos unobtrusively. However, yesterday during a bridal shower it died! Dead... Changing batteries did not help. A $250.00 camera should endure longer than two years!

  • 2.0 out of 5
If your's dies like mine did... (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

...don't look to Canon customer service for help. They won't do much. Slam it on a table a few times and it'll be as good as new!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Worked Good...While It Worked (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I thought this little camera was great. It was my first digital camera and I took great care of it. I took hundreds of pics with it and for the most part it performed well. Then about 2 months ago while shooting pics of my band playing, it just died in my gf's hands. It didn't power down it just quit. Tried new batteries and that wasn't the problem. So I took the thing apart as far as I could and looked around. I didn't see anything obviously wrong inside so I put it back together and it worked again! Then a couple weeks later the same thing happened and I dismantled and reassembled it and it worked again. Then a few days ago the same thing happened once more and this time taking it apart didn't work. So now I'm stuck with a $200 camera that's worth NOTHING. Thanks Canon! Good job!

  • 1.0 out of 5
this camera will disappoint (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

It works great until something goes wrong. After 16 months the memory card pins bent after only a few changes. now its a $250 disposable camera. :((

  • 2.0 out of 5
died after 12mth warranty was up (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

great camera while it worked, then around 16mth mark started having problems with lcd scree, though the camera still took pictures. At 20mths, will no longer take pictures. Never dropped it, always took care of it well, this must be Canon production problem.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Worked well for a year (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Great little camera until flash refused to work just after one year. Kinda useless to have a no-flash camera. Nikon's repair evaluation at $100+ and some weeks delay doesn't seem worthwhile based on other problems I see here. And to think I bought Nikon based on reliability. It's as if the 250 pictures I took cost me about a dollar each based on the life of this camera.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Not Happy with the Canon A75 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Bought this camera for my wife and we have not benn hapy with this camera from day one. Auto focus is poor and pic quality is fair. Auto focus does not always find focus thus not allowing you to take a picture, very frustrating.

  • 2.0 out of 5
No longer takes pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Great camera until it hits the one year mark (just when the warranty expires), I've owned it for less than a year and a half and despite taking good care of it, it will no longer take pictures. All other features seem to be working but for the price it will cost to fix it I might as well buy something else. Canon needs to refocus on quality if they want repeat customers.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Expensive paperwieght (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Bought it new when the A75 was released to replace the A70. Was a great little camera but now it refuses to power up or show any signs of life even with new batteries. Canon tech support suggested buying a new camera and so I did....just not one of theirs.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Chews up batteries fast (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have had trouble with this camera which was bought new as a gift from my son. For the first year even though I used it sparingly (10 to 15 pictures a month) it seemed to preform well.
It seemed as soon as the warranty expired it went haywire.I can and have put new re chargeable batteries in it and if I don't remove them , or open the compartment, within a week they are dead. I first blamed the charger, but after buying 2 new chargers and experiencing the same problems I know it's in the camera. The price to send it back for repair is horrendous . I take maybe 35 pictures a month to post on e Bay, so it isn't like the camera got a lot of wear and tear. It cost new when I received it, $268.99.
To me it isn't worth .99 cents. I've had other Canon products and swore I'd never buy anything with the Canon name on it. Had it not been a gift, I still wouldn't have anything with the Canon name on it. BUYER BEWARE !

  • 5.0 out of 5
Above Excellent (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Over 3000 pictures taken, never missed a shot. Has bounced around in my Motorcycle, on planes and cruise ships. Must have rechargeable batteries....

  • 4.0 out of 5
Very pleased! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This is our first digital camera. We have yet to learn to use it's full potential, but we have been pleased with the ease of use and the pictures we have taken. We have traveled quite extensively, taking pictures of some of the most beautiful places in the country and we can say that we are very happy with our purchase!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Read This BEFORE you Buy the A75 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I purchased this camera based on my previous experience with my Canon EOS Rebel 35mm. I have had the Rebel for many years and it has been a wonderful camera and has never let me down. I have probably shot thousands of photos with it. I recommend Canon cameras as my personal choice. I read many reviews before buying this camera and I believed it would serve me well for many years. Five or six months after I purchased it developed the same problem it has now. I brought it back to Best Buy but it started working the minute it got into the technician's hands. It has worked fine up until last week, 11 months after I purchased it, 1 month out of warranty. Given the failure mode I would think that this is an electronic problem, not a mechanical one. When the shutter release is fully depressed the meter boxes come up but the shutter does not release. Without moving the camera or changing any settings I press the shutter release again and a different set of meter boxes show up. The camera focuses just fine and beeps to indicate focus has been achieved. Also, the IR Focus assist comes on even though it is turned off in the menu.

I am extremely disappointed that this camera has not lasted longer. Canon Customer Service said it is going to cost me $79 or more to have it repaired. What is to say it will not have the same failure a year from now? They offered an A95 for $149 + $10 shipping. Why would I spend $159 on a camera "upgrade" that has the same potential for failure and disappointment?

I searched Google for "canon a75 problem" and found this website. On this page alone there are 2 reviews that indicate the same failure that I am experiencing and possibly a third but the reviewer did not elaborate. This is just my first stop in my search and I have already found a trend. Both of the reviewers said they would not purchase a Canon product again.

Canon has had such a good reputation in the industry and I hate to see it wasted on poor decision not to repair an obvious factory defect. Charging customers for poor quality control will lead to fewer and fewer sales in the future. I have been saving to purchase a digital EOS but after this experience I believe I may have to put my trust in another manufacturer.

I believe Canon's reliability department has already found the trend (heck, I found it in .005 seconds) and possibly the source of this failure. I can only say that Canon will lose more than the cost of repairs for failing to treat their customers fairly and with respect.

I hope Canon chooses to do the right thing, but I don't think they will.

  • 3.0 out of 5
You get what you pay for .. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I haven't fully utilized all the features on the camera, but can say that this is a decent camera for someone starting out. The shutter response is waaay slow, but can't complain that much due to the price. It was a fairly ranked features for a fairly ranked camera .. you get what you pay for!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Give the A75 time to disappoint you (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After great care over 14 months this camera has suddenly stopped allowing us to take pictures. We can only view past photos. Like others experience across the web, it's only a matter of time before you feel Canon's poor quality shock and disappoint you. Based on other comments, we won't waste our time or money trying to repair it. We'll look elsewhere for our digital camera needs. Goodbye forever Canon!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Problems after 6 months (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After 6 months of use my a75 won't take pics. Sent it to Canon for evaluation and they sent it back (only after we sent the 108.00 eval fee) only to have the camera sent back to me in the same condition. Nothing was fixed nor was there an explanation of a problem. I am extremely dissappointed with the camera and the company that makes it. You can be sure that we will not buy their product again.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Nice little entry level camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

My first digital camera. I've enjoyed using this after so many years of lugging around rangefinders and SLR's. It takes great photo's generally. My only disappointment is that it is well nigh useless when trying to capture white flowers, especially in macro mode, as every shot is out of focus, even when you switch to manual focus. Other than that it is a great little camera.

  • 3.0 out of 5
maemory cord error (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

While changing the memory cord,it apeeared memory cord error.The error remained as it is even for another new memory cord also.There fore,my cam is useless at the moment.Please advice me how to over come this problem.

  • 1.0 out of 5
I took good care of it but it did not last (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I owned a Kodak DC3400 before and the Canon Powershot A75 seemed so much better when I started using it. It took great pictures, no complains there, great saturation and focus. About 11 months later it started to have glitches. At first it would auto switch from capture mode to playback mode, making it impossible to take pictures. Eventually the capture mode would kick in and after a few shots...bang!..all by itself the camera would switch to playback mode again. This was very annoying and it continued for awhile until recently.
Now my camera only previews images that are stored in the memory card but CAN'T take pictures. The lens does not open no matter what I try.
I have searched the internet intensively and discovered that I'm not alone; many people are experiencing similar situations. I don't think that the Canon Powershot series was built to last.
Take my advice: Avoid this camera!

  • 1.0 out of 5
Memory Card Errors (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have purchased 3 memory cards for the camera - they work for a short while and then I get 'memory card error' - at first I thought it was the cards - BUT 3X don't think so anymore. I have lost some wonderful pics and am very di satisfied.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Decent, solid camera (to a point) (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Good quality pictures, makes great 4x6 prints and decent bigger ones. I bought a 512MB memory card so I wouldnt have to worry about memory :)

Recently a friend dropped it right on the zoom lens from about 3 feet off the ground, bashing it in somewhat. It still kind of worked until I turned it off when the lens got stuck halfway closed. So I took it for repair and they replaced the whole lens part and fixed the case. Its been working just fine since I got it back.

Then today, I myself dropped the camera; well, it fell off something I placed it on due to wind (from about 4 feet high). I'm pretty sure it landed flat on its back and nothing got bashed in, but part of the case was popped out. That was not really broken though (i got it back in) and it still works like before.

Oh yes and the removable 'disk' (microdrive?) in compact flash format is real easy to remove by using the little button that pops it out.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Great pictures- poor quality (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

My camera, PSA70 is the predecessor to A75. After two years, it died with less than 350 shots. Pictures were great, very disappointed with durability. Error msg: E18 means DOA. Canon will upgrade with A refurbished PSA75 for $100 w/trade. I expected better.

  • 1.0 out of 5
dead after 1 year warranty (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

It is a piece of junk after one year warranty.

  • 5.0 out of 5
I love it (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Very easy to use and takes wonderful pictures for an inexperienced photographer

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Amazing camera, would own nothing other. Everyone should seriously consider this camera!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Never had better digital camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

It's my first digital camera and I'm very sutisfy with Canon Power Shot A75. I will keep them for a long period.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Decent pictures (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Many of my pictures come out blurry.

  • 5.0 out of 5
"the best" (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The pictures are great, easy to understand and send email pictures, all my friends are buying this little camera, I paid less than 200 dollars and love it!

  • 2.0 out of 5
Terrible Focus Option in Auto (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I must admit the camera takes awesome pictures when in manual mode but in auto mode, the "evaluation focus" (evaluates the entire scene) is the only option and it blurs almost all my pictures. Unless you have a rock solid hand and don't move a hair once you press the button half way, you're going to get a blurred image and won't show up on the little LCD screen. There is an option to use center weight or spot focus but only in certain manual modes which become very complex to use. The only way to keep the picture from blurring is to put it on a steady tripod.
This is my third digital camera and is the only one that has ever given me this type of trouble. I took it to Wolf Camera so they could try it out and they said it was stupid for them to only offer "evaluation" mode in auto. Also the removable disk is soooo hard to remove so consider carrying some plastic pliers or buy some Lee Press On Nails to pull the thing out.

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Excellent (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Pictures are excellent, you can take approx. 60 pictures using flash by 4 Sony NiMH 2100mA batteries, very easy to use and valuable

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It is always with me. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I found that it is user-friendly and I have taken a photo of an accident and sent it to our local newspaper, which they appreciated. Also, I had a minor accident with my car. I took a picture of the damage, the essential paperwork (license, insurance info, etc.) which saved time.
....I LIKE IT VERY MUCH....

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Actually own the A70 (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I love it, its super and easy to use, but full of features.

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Love It! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

great pictures, lots of diversity and options, easy to use. Don't leave home without it!

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Great Camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
Excellent image quality, great form factor, easy to take pictures with for novice or expert. With rechargeable batteries we took 150 pictures and two movies before needing to recharge the batteries. Easy on the batteries. Software that comes with the camera is good, not great, but good. Red eye reduction is fair, but that may be my settings. I would recommend this camera to anyone.
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Practical design, excellent quality (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I've only had it for a few months, but that included summer vacations. With it, I did some of my best photos ever (I owned 2 SLRs before). I'm satisfied with it most of the time and it's definitely good value for the money. I would say its design is well thought out for real-life use. It has reasonable, useful zoom range from moderate wide to moderate tele, just what could be fit in price range and camera size. It is powered with four AA batteries, not some special type ones - very practical! It has lots of modes and options, of which I particularly like the postcard resolution/compression mode optimized for 4x6in prints with 3:2 format crop markings (very useful, I use it all the time) and histogram (although only in play mode). Good macro, short movie, and fully manual modes are other features I'd mention. The image quality is very good, 4x6in photo prints come out sharper than from negative film. Colors are natural (plus there are specialized modes for difficult color situations). It doesn't handle overexposure well, but that's normal for a digicam. I'd suggest getting a larger memory card (although the bundled 32MB is often enough, a 256MB one was just about the right size to record all my vacation shots), and I'm thinking of getting a wide-angle converter. The image download software that comes with it does its job OK. The panorama stitching software, though, is rather draft-quality. I'd suggest getting some more advanced stitching software if you do panoramas and want to stitch them well. I haven't tried other software from the bundled CDs. Even considering the inconveniences I mentioned above, I'm very happy with this camera. It's my first digital cam and aside from moderate zoom range on both ends, which can be remedied with converters, it has all I need.
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Constant Companion (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
I respectfully disagree with the reviews saying the A75 doesn't fit in the pocket. I find it fits very well in my shirt pocket and I loop the strap behind a shirt button as a security line. The camera is compact enough to always have with me and it provides excellent photo's with always with me convenience.
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