'In PCWorld Labs imaging tests, the Lumix DMC-FP8 produced good--but not great--results. '
'The minimal, flat fronted design and internally stacked/folded zoom lens mechanism of Panasonic's 12.1 effective megapixel Lumix DMC-FP8 may be a claimed bold departure for the electronics manufacturer's range of otherwise conventionally styled digital compacts. '
'In spite of a look and feel that keeps the A470 looking a bit like a throw-back'
'The Canon PowerShot A470 is appropriate for first time entry-level photographers desiring an easy-to-use point-and-shoot digital camera at an affordable price'
'pretty good digital camera'
'The Canon A470 automatically detects, tracks, focuses and optimizes the exposure on up-to nine forward looking human faces in the frame or can lock onto a specific face in the crowd, ensuring that all (or one) are in focus and properly exposed, with or without flash.'