Contrast was high, with bright highlights and dark shadows, though detail was still generally good. Simon Joinson was DPReview’s second general manager, during a time when the site underwent enormous changes, not least our relocation to the U. Unlike those of some cameras I’ve tested, the A’s magnified display is actually fairly usable for determining focus. This charger kit comes with four AA rechargeable batteries powered by Nickel Metal-Hydride technology that’s free of the frustrating “memory” effect. Its full-autofocus shutter lag range of 0. No comments have been written yet. Pressing the Display button cycles through the available display modes, including the image with information, no display at all, and the image only.

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Digital Cameras – Canon PowerShot A Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

Testing hundreds cnon digital cameras, we’ve found that you can only tell just so much about a camera’s image quality by viewing its images on-screen. Also available is a Spot Metering option, which bases the exposure on the center of the subject, and Center-Weighted, for a larger area sshot the center of the frame.

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Canon PowerShot A520 Review

The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras. When the camera is powered down the zoom is fully retracted into the camera and a built in lens cover closes to protect it.

Another Great Find I bought the camera because I already own one and also have the optional telephoto and wide angle lenses that are interchangeable with this camera. A third press cancels the information overlay entirely.

Canon claims the maximum flash range is feet, which seems to be a fairly accurate assessment based on my limited use.

Canon Powershot A Digital Camera Review – DigitalCameraReview

Once unlocked, the lens ring can then be turned and removed to accommodate accessory lens kits. Best Selling in Digital Cameras See all. The eye-level optical viewfinder features two LED lamps that report camera status.

Comes with mounting bracket. Gear of the Year – Carey’s choice: How does the A differ from the A85? Submit a News Tip!

The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. Evaluative, Spot, and Center-weighted Exposure compensation: Simple pro lighting and use tips let you snap stunning photos. Heavy LCD use, frequent review, and regular flash use will cause mileage to vary significantly.

Canon PowerShot A review. Resting in the center of the Zoom lever, this button sets focus and exposure when halfway pressed, and fires the shutter when fully pressed.


Regardless, the A’s external controls cut down on the amount of time spent searching menu screens, and I particularly like the “Function” menu which became standard on Canon digital camera models in the model year.

Show less Show more. The camera can also print directly to several of Canon’s accessory photo printers or other PictBridge printers.

Dec 19, review. The A provides experienced users with more white balance options than most currently available entry-level digicams. Gear of the Year – Barney’s choice: The A is an attractive compact and lightweight digicam that is slightly smaller than its predecessor. Without w520 lens cap to keep track of, the A is quick on the draw you just have to wait a couple of seconds for the lens to extend forward before you can shoot.

PowerShot A520

Dec 20, Modify your browser’s settings to allow Javascript to execute. The LCD monitor actually proved very slightly loose, showing just a bit more than what made it into the final frame, though results were near percent accuracy.

SD memory card slot. Dec 19,