Canon PowerShot A520 User Reviews

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

I like the camera. Fits perfectly in my hands. Well balanced, light. Even with 2xAA batteries. Though, have also the WC-DC52 Wide converter with the LA-DC52F adapter. Please note that when using this option the internal flash is useless - the adapter casts a strong shadow down to the right. Problems: On the round selector-wheel - the 10 sek self timer function is missing (horizontal left)! Compared to, for example digital IXUS I. Miss it because I tend to use that function often. Now I have ...

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Compared to A85. Spent a bit of time with this model at Best Buy specifically comparing it to A85 and DSC-W5. I had heard in a few places that red-eye was worse than A85. Red-eye is about the same as A85 and very sporatic even in red-eye suppression mode. Sony does a bit better job in strobing the flash to constrict the pupils than Canon in this case. Canon needs to update the A520 firmware for this. Also checked the camera for shutter-lag. The A520 is definately faster to capture an ...

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Gute Einteigerkamera, besser als die A510, da die 520 einen (wenn auch nur wenig) größeren Sensor hat. Leichter gebstich bei grauen Kontrasten und weissen Objekten. Nur zwei Mognon Akkus, zwar nur Plastikgehäuse aber dafür sehr gut verarbeitet. Ist jetzt sogfar den alten A Modellen vorzuziehen. Problems: Ladezeit für den Blitz zu lange, z.T. bis zu 3 Sekunden. Leichte Randunschärfe, aber wirklich nur minimal.

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jerry Lee

Middle size form factor, great canon quality and support, substantial features that many other don't include. Problems: The additional features are insufficient relative to the A85 and the extra cost is is not worth it relative to the SD200 (or S410). If you really want these features and more with better quality the A85 is for you. If you want just about the same quality for less money and in a TINY package then the SD200 is a better deal. This camera fits somewhere in between these two ...

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