Like the A85 before it, the A is marketed and priced as an “entry level” camera, but its features and capabilities extend far beyond that category. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Canon divides these functions into three categories: The camera accommodates a wide range of users with its variable level of exposure control. All in all, very nice-looking photos from an attractively priced, easy to use digital camera. I often get together with an old friend who shares my addiction for photographic toys. The A also offers a manual focus mode, displaying a numeric distance scale on the LCD display, and an optional magnified portion in the center of the frame.

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In addition to the range of exposure controls, a menu of creative effects makes the Canon A fun too. Aperture and shutter speed are displayed continuously in Manual mode, whether the Shutter button is pressed or not. Unlike most entry-level digicams, the A provides limited flash compensation via shpt flash output setting low, medium, or high. The Waterproof Case weights are used in the Canon Waterproof Case to prevent poweg from floating while taking pictures underwater.

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Canon PowerShot A520 4.0MP Digital Camera – Silver

Provides AC power to the camera. This distortion is visible as a very slight colored fringe around the objects at the edges of the field of view on the resolution target.

Cabon color and exposure, with low image noise, even at the lowest light levels of this test. See price on Amazon. Dec 19, review. It started showing artifacts in the test patterns at resolutions as low as 1, lines per picture height vertically and horizontally.

Turn camera off and on after every eight shots. With many users creating very large albums using the new Live Album feature, Google has decided to double the image and video limit for albums in Photos. Skip to main content. No comments have been written yet. The top edge also controls flash mode, while the bottom edge accesses Macro and Manual Focus modes. This menu is available in all exposure modes, simply by pressing the Menu button and selecting the Setup tab.

The 4-megapixel Canon PowerShot A’s features and functions are nearly identical to those of the 3-megapixel PowerShot A, which we reviewed at about the same time.

Dec 20, A tight optical viewfinder, but very accurate LCD monitor. Gear of the year – Jeff’s choice: Sot Details Cycle times, shutter lag, battery life, etc. Yes— automatic on exposures longer than 1 second Flash: Not sure which camera to buy?

Canon PowerShot A Review: Digital Photography Review

If you’re looking for an inexpensive camera that you can grow with and that shoots excellent photos as wellthe Canon A deserves serious consideration. Chromatic aberration was virtually nonexistent, as I found only very faint coloration around the target elements in the right hand corners of the wide-angle image, and none at all at normal or telephoto focal lengths.


AA Alkaline batteries Approx. Pressing the Display button cycles through the available display modes, including the image with information, no display at all, and the image only. The Canon PowerShot A’s compact body has a solid feel, thanks to a combination of a rugged plastic body and metal decorative panels, plus a healthy heft.

The AiAF system analyzes the scene in front of the camera and accurately calculates camera to subject distance to determine which AF point is closest to the primary subject and then automatically locks focus on that AF point. In addition the A provides a superb range of manual exposure options, including Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, and Manual mode unlike most entry-level digital cameras, the A provides a full range of manual controls.

Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. Cameras today are more likely to record images digitally than on film and they offer features that veteran photographers like me only dreamed about, back in the day.