Canon PowerShot A620 Review
In August 2005 Canon announced two new A series digital cameras, the five megapixel A610 and seven megapixel A620 on test here. Both cameras replace the long-running, and very popular A95, and join the A520 as affordable, well-specified compacts for the enthusiast user on a budget. The A620 certainly looks promising on paper; newly kitted out with the fast DIGIC II processor and a 2.0-inch vari-angle LCD, it has a wealth of shooting options and 4x optical zoom.
- 7.2 million pixel CCD
- 35-140mm (equiv.) 4x zoom lens
- DIGIC II processor
- Full photographic control
- 2.0-inch vari-angle LCD
- 20 shooting modes
- 1cm macro mode
- Optional wide and tele converter lenses
Canon PowerShot A620 vs A95 (main differences)
Canon PowerShot A620
Canon PowerShot A95
|Sensor||• 1/1.8" Type CCD
• 7.1 million effective pixels
|• 1/1.8-inch CCD
• 5.0 million effective pixels
• 35-140mm equiv. F2.8-F4.1
• 38-114mm equiv. F2.8-F4.9
|Processor||DIGIC II||DIGIC I|
|Top shutter speed||1/2500*
* not all shutter speeds can be used with all apertures
|Macro Focus (wide)||1cm||5cm|
|Max image size||3072 x 2304||2592 x 1944|
|Dimensions (excluding protrusions, but including grip)||105 x 66 x 49 mm
(4.1 x 2.6 x 1.9 in)
|101 x 65 x 43mm
(4.0 x 2.5 x 1.4 in)
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed||USB 1.1|
|Max flash range||4.2m (W), 3.0m (T), ISO 100||4.4m (W), 2.5m (T), Auto ISO|
|Continuous Shooting||1.9 fps, limited by card capacity||2.0 fps, 8-27 frames max|
|Maximum Movie Size/Frame Rate|| • 640 x 480, 30fps (limited by card)
• 320 x 240, 60fps (up to 1 minute)
|640 x 480, 30 secs|
|LCD screen||• 2.0-inch
• 115,000 pixels
• Tilt & swivel
• 118,000 pixels
|Others||My Colors mode
Underwater white balance preset
Canon PowerShot A620 Key specifications
|Street price|| US: $368
|Body Material||Metal and plastic|
|Sensor||• 1/1.8" Type CCD
• 7.1 million effective pixels
• 3072 x 2304
• 640 x 480, 15 or 30 fps, limited by card capacity*
• 4x optical zoom
|Focus|| TTL autofocus
9-point AiAF or 1 point AF (any position selectable)
1cm macro mode (Wide), 25cm (Tele)
• 15 - 1/2500* sec
|Apertures||• F2.8 / F3.2 / F3.5 / F4.0 / F4.5 / F5.0 / F5.6 / F6.3 / F7.1 / F8.0 (wide)
• F4.1 / 4.5 / 5.0 /5.6 / F6.3 / F7.1 / F8.0 (tele)
ISO 50, 100, 200, 400
|White Balance|| Auto
• Fluorescent H
|Image parameters|| Picture adjust (Vivid, Neutral)
Sharpness (normal or low)
Color effects (Sepia, Black and White)
My Colors mode
|Continuous|| • Continuous (1.9 fps) *
* Large/Fine with LCD off
• Modes: Auto, On, Off
• Slow Sync: On/Off
• Red-Eye reduction: On/Off
• Range (wide): 0.45 - 3.5 m (Auto ISO)
• Range (tele): 0.45 - 2.2 m (Auto ISO)
• 2nd-curtain flash option
Flash output control (+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3EV steps)
|Storage|| SD / MMC card
32MB SD supplied*
|Viewfinder|| Real Image Optical|
|LCD monitor|| 2.0 " TFT, 115,000 pixels
Swing out, tilt and swivel mount
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Power|| 4 x AA batteries
NiMH recommended (alkaline supplied)
(Optional AC adapter)
|In the box*||
Canon PowerShot A620
Spot, Center-weighted & Evaluative metering
|Weight (inc batts)||285 g (10.1 oz) approx|
|Dimensions||105 x 66 x 49 mm (4.1 x 2.6 x 1.9 in) excluding protrusions|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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