Canon PowerShot A620

Announced Aug 22, 2005 •
7 megapixels | 2 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Toby80
 
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I had this camera for years. Switched to this camera that took AA batteries after a trip to Hawaii when the charging cradle for my last camera broke. First trip there and only one full battery cycle!!! Never worried about that with this camera. Image quality is awesome. I've taken some beauties with this guy and gotten some nice large prints out of them. Swivel screen was a novelty of it's day, now more common but it's fantastic to use. So easy to place the camera on the ground and up high ...

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totunu
 
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Very good camera, I still prefer it against A630 which I own too, because the images are cleaner (7MP on big sensor: 1/1.8", close to G series size, but old generation indeed) and there are no blow lights. I use it for easy photo when I don"t take the 450D with his lenses. The bigger advantage is the tilt/swivel LCD. Problems: In the first week the lens cap was stuck. I forced it with 2 toothpick and solve the case. Was droped few times, but it resisted at all. Good construction, better like ...

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Four years and 35,000 pics later, the A620 keeps going. IQ is very good, live view practical, the swiveling LCD is also hughly practical, macro excellent. Used it underwater with case with very good results. Dropped it many times without a problem. I've had 1DsMKII and L lenses but the A620 goes eveywhere. Really, a great success. Problems: I wish it had built-in 24 mm. I have to put on the 0.7 X converter for WA. It eats up batteries quite fast but that's minor compared to the amazing ...

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I've had this a few years and I must say it still holds up pretty well. The rotatable screen is very handy. would be nice if it was bigger, but a feature that I wish Canon would put in the G series. the bulge to accomodate the 4 AA batteries means it's very nice to hold Image quality is generally very good an excellent in macro mode for a compact. I compared it to a colleagues LX3 and image quality held up surprisingly well. Problems: Cons. Dc/ac in door is flimsy. view finder naff! I wish ...

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soleil1016
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This camera saw some hard use for a couple of years before I finally upgraded to an XSi, but I still pull it out on the days when conditions are iffy or I don't want to carry the SLR. It's a great camera - not the lightest or most compact, but the battery life is excellent (I have never once had the batteries die on me, even when I was backpacking in Europe and taking hundreds of shots a day!) and the image quality is surprisngly good. The shots I take with my A620 are still often sharper ...

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davids3
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Good quality pictures in full light. Flash a problem with red eye and focus. Problems: After 15 months the lens motor began to make noise, and before I could get this repaired (very expensive) the shutter/zoom button fell off! Very substandard build quality.

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Good camera that takes very nice and clear images and movies. Problems: The case is a bit too sensible. After 1 year of usage the zoom button is loose, LCD screen is little scratched, and the zoom lens make more noise (and sometime do not close completely). However, the camera still works very well and pictures are very good. The sound for movies is too low and a bit metalic. You cannot use the zoom during movie making, but this feature canon has to add in the future models.

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electropop
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AWESOME! I own many thousands of dollars worth of lenses for my Canon 20D, but when I have to decide which camera to take - my 620 or 20D, I usally grab the 620 because oz for oz, I get the best results! Exposure is perfect every time - it never gets fooled. Always sharp images (and I am super fussy after being a photographer since the early 70's) and really the only thing the 20D has over this is the really clean extended 3200 ISO so I can shoot indoors without flash. I can do it with ...

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kg4uk
 
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Getting right to the point the Canon A620 could very well be the best P&S digital camera on the market. The image quality is phenomenal by any standard, and I dare you to find a P&S camera in the $250 to $350 range that takes better pictures. I would also pass along that I have owned this camera for over a year which has given me more than ample time to form an intelligent opinion, and write an honest and fair review. Let me just say this: Photography is not about owning a $1,200 DSLR to show ...

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