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Users Speak Out About the Canon Powershot A620
by Ben Stafford -  6/12/2006

Welcome to another installment of "Users speak out..." This time, we're going to take a look at the Canon Powershot A620. The opinions are chosen based on the value of the information (in our opinion) to our readers. We won't necessarily pick only the "positive" opinions or only the "negative" opinions. We'll pick the opinions that we think will be most helpful to you as you shop for and compare cameras. To see all opinions, click through to the product detail, and click the "View Opinions" link.

The Canon Powershot A620 is one of the the successors to the very popular Canon Powerhot A95.  With the newer DIGIC II imaging processor, the A620 operates much more quickly and manages power much better than previous generations.  The A620 captures images up to 7 megapixels of resolution, has a 4x optical zoom, and a 2 inch, rotating, flip-out LCD.  It uses 4 AA-sized batteries and accepts Secure Digital (SD) memory media.  With a full complement of manual modes and scene modes, the A620 is suitable for someone who is just starting with digital photography and wants to "grow into" it, or for someone who is looking for a digital camera upgrade.

Thumbs Up An excellent replacement for your 35mm film point and shoot.

Pros: Excellent color reproduction, Variety of exposure control, Low battery power consumption, Great image quality

Cons: SD card cover door fragile, AV/USB output flexi-cover even worse, NO BATTERY METER (come on, even simple cell phones have battery meters!)


Thumbs Up great cam

Pros: good picture, easy to use, light and can be carried in my pocket, fast zoom and focus, good features

Cons: there should have been an in buliit battery and charger..had to buy 4 aa batteries and a charger.... the next model should have a higher zoom


Thumbs Up Great Point-and-Shoot Camera with Advanced Features, Settings, & 20 Shooting Modes

Pros: Fully articulated LCD screen, SD card, 7.1 MP, 4X optical, minimal shutter lag, good low-light focusing, uses rechargable AA batteries, & pocketable (barely).

Cons: Flash shadow when using optional wide-angle lense and even when using optional flash unit, lacks flash hot shoe, LCD screen could be larger, & some features are not very intuitve for non-Canon users.


Thumbs Up Great all-in-one camera!

Pros: Great pics, tilt-twist screen, great battery life (rechargeable 2500 mAh), movie mode, easy to use, fantastic macro, cheap!

Cons: Red eye, Date stamp option only on postcard resolution!, a bit heavier (4xAA batteries)


Thumbs Up Takes Great Photos

Pros: Lots of features. Both auto and manual adjustment. Nice to use. Great results.

Cons: Playback/Capture switch could be more solid. Not all of the body is metal.


Thumbs Up The A620 is a great camera at a reasonable price.

Pros: Image quality is consistantly good in all lighting conditions. The start up time is quick, as is the time between shots. The manual features allow for added creativity and photo quality.

Cons: Zoom noisy and hard to modulate. No other cons.


Thumbs Down Certainly another great digicam ... until "E18" strikes

Pros: Great pictures (as with every Canon camera I owned) ; and it's got all the features a non-professionnal photographer needs

Cons: The now famous lens mechanism weakness, coming with every digicam Canon makes


Thumbs Up Don't wait until Christmas to buy the Canon A620!

Pros: User friendly and full of features. Great pictures even in low light on AUTO mode.

Cons: The Playback/Shooting switch is too small and could be more solid.