Canon PowerShot A420 review
This my second 'A-400' series powershot - and I am think they are simply the best value for money cameras. The build & lens & features quality is the same as other cameras costing twice the price. It has an optical viewfinder which is still a necessity in bright daylight or if shooting at slow shutter speeds without flash. At ISO 64, 100 the detail is very good - noise is well controlled in shadows and human hair is only slightly smeary if you pixel peep at it. ISO 200 is noisy but just acceptable, 400 is really only for desparate situations - very noisy & smeary.
Only quibble is using the up/down navigation arrows for the zoom control, but far from a major problem. The narrow shape may not be the easiest for bigger hands to hold, but that is personal issue. Macro shots I find to focus accurately and flash works well as the camera has focus assist light. Uses AA batteries and SD cards for low cost operating.
For the price,this camera easily beats the rest in terms of performance and features and build quality.
I've destroyed two through water damage as I take them fishing - have no hesitation getting a third (but I'll put it in a camera cover!).
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
|Sunflower Field by GrannyMeg|
from An impressionist piece
|Flag from Staten Island Ferry by wam7|
|SAND SCULPTURE by duskman|
from Landscape - Black and White #4