Canon PowerShot A520 User Reviews

Announced Feb 1, 2005 •
4 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
ipozgaj
 

Best buy in its class. Problems: Slow operation. Better buy NiMH rechargable batteries.

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I purchased this camera based on good reviews. I paid $200 for it, and it is worth that but no more than that. Although the image quality is generally very good, there are several problems: - extremely slow operation speed, particularly when using flash. It can easily take 7 to 8 seconds until you are ready to shoot the next shot. Most irritating: During that time, the display stays dark, so you can't even use that time to evaluate the previous shot. - considerable shutter lag. Missed many ...

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DigiGuy
 

Being a A40 user for 3 1/2 years now and I'm not regrating this new purchase. The Canon A40 has added more features than any other brands, well at least compare to my old A40 anyway. I was looking at the S2 but the price of the S2 could never came down a bit to my range. The A520 which has 4.0MP is a big jump for me especially for PS editing and for web posting purpose also good for mid-large prints, too. As a P&S user most of the time, I don't really use other modes at all. From my point of ...

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joe moore

Bought based upon stong reviews. Camera is good in all areas other then operation speed. It has many manual features that very few photographers will ever use. The 4X lens is a nice feature, but this is still a point and shoot camera and the limited apeture range limits use of manual controls. I don't believe too many people are going to use a light meter and use the manual control option. Good images but not useful unless the world stops to allow you to take photo. I used this ...

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Hinny
 

I'm also an owner of an Ixus 50 and recent S2 IS, i've bought the A520 at the same time as the Ixus 50 after i've traded the Ixus 40. i've also written an review on the 40 as well, i was really happy with it, just traded it in for an 50 because the better screen. Out of my 3 current cameras and including the 40 i've traded, i think this one really has the best value for money in terms of image quality. I've bought the A520 for 170 pounds here in the UK and the Ixus for 250 pounds. The ...

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KeyPost

Nice camera for it's money. I'd like to point one thing: it's body has only front side covered by aluminium alloy. Other sides are plastic. But I think it's not a big deal. The construction is solid and doesn't look cheap. Regarding the battery live. I've bought 4 AA NiMH 2300mah accu at 2$ each. And what do you think? I'am just happy with it. About 300 pics without replacing the accumulators! Great! Problems: A bit red eye. No other problems found yet.

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With the Canon A85 too bulky and the super-sexy Ixus lacking in manual control, I've been awaiting developments before going digital. I use a Nikon D70 at work and so am accustomed to certain standards. With first use I'm not disappointed. Colour definition is sharp and possibly more accurate than the Nikon! Navigation is a breeze with every function seemingly in the right place. The ergonomics are perfect. So much so that I'm taking shots at 1/10th of a second without a tripod and getting ...

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alonsob
 

Just got the A520 from Cannon. I travel a lot and needed a lightweight camera with manual controls (ie. Aperture & Shutter priority modes) apart from the Auto/Prog features. This camera comes with that and a lot more. For the price ($244) you can not get better than this canon camera. I only wish it came awith a better wide angle (i.e 24mm) , but I'll be getting the lensmate adapter and tiffen wide angle lens when it becomes available. Problems: - Sepia effect not as good as other cameras. ...

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Maggas
 

Great camera, does it all. Realistic images with good skin tone. Prints great up to 21cm X 24cm. And most importantly takes AA batteries, not bloody proprietary Li-ion ones :) Problems: Slight purple fringing.

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Esperava mais desta maquina é cara e a nivel de fotos não tráz nada de novo

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