Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Canon A40 - EXCELLENT & SUPERB value!
Canon Powershot A40
Member Name: tgrimes
Canon Powershot A40
Date: 06/11/04, updated on 10/11/04 (139 review reads)
Advantages: VERY clear LCD display, WYSIWYG LCD, AUTO-focus "box" display
Disadvantages: everyone may not have one
I've had my Canon PowerShot A40 for 2 years. I've captured more than 5,400 shots in this time. This is an EXCELLENT camera. It is quite durable. The lens is quite good. The LCD display is very clear (full color), and is highly resistant to scratches. We now use a 256mb Flash Card (only $40 at Sam's Club), and we can get everything we need with this camera to publish ads at 300dpi. Our magazine is "digest sized", so this camera's "Large" (high res.) image is more than adequate for most photos of persons and objects to be integrated into multi-layered ads (in PhotoShop). The A40's high res. mode is 1600x1200, which equates to a 300dpi image of 4" x 5.33". We have used our camera every week for 2 years and nothing has failed, or needed adjustment.
The only recommendation I have for A40 users is:
(1) purchase two sets of four (4) RayoVac Rechargable, NiMh batteries. This will be a total of eight (8) RayoVac Rechargable batteries. Wal-Mart sells this brand battery for about $9 for four (4) of them. Total cost: $18 (for 8). These eight batteries will be your best investment. And they will last for a very long time if you purchase:
(2) The RayoVac NiMh recharger. This device is available at WalMart for around $25.
(3) Lexar Media 256mb Compact Flash card ($40 at Sam's Club).
I would recommend purchasing some kind of comfortable "Fanny Pack" to place this camera in. Rationale: The Canon A40 is so convenient to use, you'll want to have it READILY available for on-site capture - versus using some sort of fancy-prancy camera case.
Cheers to Canon for an absolutely superior design and an excellent product for home based business publishers!
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