Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Announced Aug 20, 2007 •
8 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 210 mm (6×)
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LOVE the manual settings. The only few changes I would make is the ability to have the flash off by defalt. I have been very pleased with how easy it was to learn the settings. I liked having the LCD screen and the viewfinder for outside use when the screen glared. I loved that I could add on lens. It out performed all my past Kodak easyshare cameras by far - especially indoors. I often use the burst capture and pet/sport setting. I like that it can use AA batteries. Problems: plastic that ...

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iglide
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I have my 720is for just over a year now - and I just sent it in for repair. Why? Because I dropped it and cracked the screen. i debated whether to fix or replace and for the price of repairs I was not going to get as good a camera as this one. I've owned/used/borrowed several point-and-shoot cameras over the years and haven't had one as good as this - and I doubt I will find one - ever !!! *Fits nicely into your hand and all buttons/selectors are an easy one-handed operation. *Viewfinder - ...

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Il s'agit de mon 12 ' APN et c'est le meilleur sans contests. Très bonne idée de nommer les photos issues d'un panorama autrement Enorme longévité avec deux accus ! ( 400 mini ) Le meilleur compromis possible pour un APN entre qualité zoom poids utilisation un must Problems: Pas de format 3/2 enregistré Image trop petite sur l'écran pour le collage en mode panorama Filtage du pied archi mal placé

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The build seems a bit poor but mine has survived about 8 months knocking around in my jacket - I don't use a case for it. Image quallity is more than good enough for press use. Battery life is fine but an actual "meter" would be good - even a crude one. Problems: None at all.

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hkabla
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After two successful years and 5000+ pics with a A610 that I broke a few months ago, I bought this nice little A720 as a replacement. As they share the same piece of UI and have approximately the same featrues, I expected a real no brainer. Unfortunately, the A720 has been a strong disappointment so far. I wish I could have my old A610 again. Problems: - Battery life is a pity. The same batteries would last 300+ pix with A610. Now I have to take replacement batteries after 50 pix. - Flash ...

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Logue
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I got this for $100 so value for money is excellent. I have had Powershot models since the S10. This is a backup for my S80 as a carry around camera, and also as something that my young kids can use. As a P&S, this is an excellent camera. It gives you full control (Auto, P, Av, Tv, and M) plus video, and all the extra stuff that you'll rarely use. The Image Stabilization is a good feature. The power up and processing speed is very good. Image quality is excellent, better than other at the ...

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Zbyniu
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What a smart little thing ! Bought A720 for my wife, which did not like taking pictures with my large and heavy 40D. Not too complex in use, very good picture quality (for this kind of camera). Large and bright LCD. Versatile zoom range. In single word - superb ! Problems: Slow flash recovery

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This camera contains most of the features an amateur photographer may need, like 6x zoom, manual controls, IS, optical viewfinder, video quality, AA batteries. There are other aspects that are not so special, such as its somehow bulky size, lack of some information in the display, or the low pixel monitor, but in general, its advantages exceed its disadvantages by far. It may be easily used as a decent general purpose camera, if somebody does not like to carry a lot of gear. Picture quality ...

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DrPat
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This is a GREAT camera, and it's the smallest and lightest of the high-end powershots. Just buy it! Here you'll find example shots (most of them are macro works with a Raynox DCR-250 addon lens): http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrizio1981/

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doak
 
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Bought the A720IS to replace my S80. In spite of the S80 being a higher pricepoint cam when it came out (and having a larger sensor) the A720 has better image quality--namely lower noise and better detail. The 720 also has a longer zoom and IS (which is really a fantastic feature, allowing more keepers). The S80 had 28mm wide which i do miss. The 720 flash recycle is slow (using sony 2700mAh NiMH AAs). The build isn't as good as the S80 and i wonder about the durability of the automatic ...

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