Canon PowerShot A520 review

Started Jul 26, 2007 | User reviews
Paul Calif New Member • Posts: 15
Canon PowerShot A520 review

I bought 2 of these cameras, one for each of my adult daughters at Christmas 05. Both have been back for repairs more times than I can recall. My daughters have taken good care of them. One had been back at least 3 times within a year for various major problems that rendered the camera useless. Wouldn't turn on, or the lens would not come out. The other camera was also in for repair several times. Recently, one of the cameras failed again. Thank goodness I used American Express to purchase it, their "buyer assurance program" is going to refund my purchase price. Every company makes a bad product now and then, so I am going to give Canan another shot and try the A630 as a replacement. I would never purchase another A520, not even for $50.


Yes - horrible reliability. 2 cameras failed several times within the warranty period. Camera were in for repair almost as much as they were out!

Canon PowerShot A520
4 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Announced: Feb 1, 2005
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