The 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.