Canon’s current entry level offering, the PowerShot A470 similar to Samsung S860, looks a tad less powerful on the spec sheet but is still a potent performer. It is the only 7MP camera in this comparison, which means the images will only be slightly smaller. Image quality wise, it is not as good as the bigger A590 IS, but is not a problem for most people. The lens has a zoom of 3.4x and like the Samsung S860, the lens is equivalent to 38mm at its wide end. Again, we would have preferred a wider angle. The remaining specs are fairly standard, expect for 20fps limitation during VGA video shooting, just like the A590 IS.
When it comes to performance, it scored above average in our resolution chart and outdoor tests. Pictures taken indoors were also good, except noise in low light and the tendency of the flash to cause overexposure in some areas. Video quality is excellent except when the scene has fast moving objects, where the limitation of 20fps (over 3ofps) shows.