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Monday, Aug 29, 2005

Canon Powershot A520 Review - Lets Go Digital

Aug 29, 2005 | Category: Canon Powershot A520

Canon Powershot A520The Canon PowerShot A520 is the successor to the PowerShot A85 with enhanced compactness and functions. The Canon A520 digital camera is equipped with an approximately 4.0 million camera effective pixel 1/2.5-inch Charge Coupled Device (CCD). The DIGIC Imaging Processor speeds precise image handling, and when teamed with iSAPS technology, results in the best image control. The Canon A520 is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens, which covers a 35mm film equivalent focal length ranging from 35 mm to 140 mm, and has an f/2.6 to f/5.5 aperture. Therefore, its optical shooting range is even wider than PowerShot A85. The Powershot A520 camera succeeds the basic shooting ability of the PowerShot A85.

The Canon Powershot A520 is absolutely a recommendable digital camera. It offers value for its money, has a few minor points that need improving, but in general it delivers an excellent result. The compact size offers many possibilities, turning itself into a versatile camera, and actually exceeding its own class. The possibilities that the A520 offers ensure keeping the camera in sight and in use. The Canon A520 is a worthy successor to the old Canon A-series digital cameras.

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Saturday, Jun 25, 2005

Canon Powershot A520 Review - Photoxels

Jun 25, 2005 | Category: Canon Powershot A520

Canon Powershot A520The Canon PowerShot A520 is an attractive, compact and affordable digital camera perfect for an aspiring photographer. It improves upon the hugely popular PowerShot A85 with 4 megapixel resolution and 4x optical zoom. It has the image quality Canon is famous for, its 4.0 megapixels resolution allows 11×14 in. prints, and, more importantly, it provides the features and exposure flexibility that allow a beginner amateur photographer to start with point-and-shoot simplicity and then switch to the other exposure control modes to experiment, learn and grow in digital photography.

The Canon PowerShot A520 can be used as a point-and-shoot camera in Auto or Program AE mode, but it’s attractiveness lies in the flexible exposure control it allows: Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, full Manual, plus easy to use scene (Image Zone) modes. Operation is fast and control is intuitive.

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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005

Canon Powershot A520 Review - CNET Reviews

Jun 21, 2005 | Category: Canon Powershot A520

Canon Powershot A520Canon’s functional and practical A-series digital cameras have always made great complements to its sleek Digital Elph line. This compact Canon Powershot A520, a 4-megapixel replacement for the PowerShot A85 isn’t as light and pocketable as its Elph counterpart, the PowerShot SD300, but it offers the full range of manual controls that photo enthusiasts require, outdoes its stablemate in number of scene modes and zoom range, and costs less to boot. The PowerShot A520 has significant improvements over the model it replaces, too, including a 3-ounce weight reduction.

If you’re looking for a tiny snapshot camera that will fit in your pocket, the PowerShot SD300 Digital Elph might be a better choice. But should you be seeking a model that not only lets you switch to manual focus and exposure but also includes plenty of scene modes to fall back on, the PowerShot A520 will cost you $50 less. You can save another 50 bucks by opting for the PowerShot A510, which has the same features in a 3.2-megapixel package.

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Monday, May 30, 2005

Canon Powershot A520 Review - DigiCamReview

May 30, 2005 | Category: Canon Powershot A520

Canon Powershot A520The Canon Powershot A520 is an excellent all round camera, with a decent 4x optical zoom lens, and features to suit every need, from basic point and shoot operation, to full manual controls. The camera takes AA batteries so can travel with you anywhere without any need to worry about running out of battery power or supplies. The camera is also expandable with optional lenses, and flash accessories, so will grow with you if you expand your requirements without the need to buy a replacement camera. Image quality is very good, the camera is capable of some excellent results - the only areas where this camera are let down is in the outdated movie modes, the slightly sluggish performance, and the slightly high price compared to some of the competition.

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Canon Powershot A520 Review - Pocket-lint

May 23, 2005 | Category: Canon Powershot A520

Canon Powershot A520Canon’s A-series of digital cameras have been the company’s mainstay in the budget market and the new Canon Powershot A520 (there’s also an almost identical 3.2MP, A510 version too) is the new top of the Canon budget tree. A thorough revamp brings it right up to date and sees a very competitive £175 asking price, making it an affordable little camera and one sure to appeal to the masses.

The changes from its A85 predecessor are not immediately obvious (unless you have both to hand) but the A520 is smaller and lighter by 70-grams thanks largely to the new model using just two AAs, the ‘bloatier’ A85 needed four of the blighters. Another change for the smaller is the adoption of SD/MMC memory cards, forsaking good old Compact Flash and something Canon is running out across all its lower-end models.

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