Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot A20: (2 megapixel compact) The announcement of the A10 and A20 at PMA probably surprised quite a few people, but it's interesting to note that these entry level digital cameras are so important to a manufacturer and the the market overall, they are likely to sell more quantity of the lower end models and those sales help to bring more people into digital photography.
Pros: Good resolution, fairly sharp images with better-than-most colour, Virtually no chromatic aberrations, White balance works well, individual presets are good, Good build quality, despite its plastic case, Good ergonmics, excellent for novice user, Very quick operation, good buffering excellent start-up and shot-to-shot times, Lens thread option, Good range of accessories, Automatic lens cover, Sharp, bright, LCD, Stitch assist mode, Takes standard AA batteries (can be ...
Cons: "Flat" images do require digital darkroom work (a contrast setting would have been useful), Average macro ability, Not supplied with rechargeable batteries (again, pro or con), No movie mode, No support for CF Type II (Microdrive), No manual features (though we'd not really expect any on an entry level digital camera), LCD would have gained from an anti-reflective coating (as per IXUS 300), AF assist lamp isn't as effective as it should be (low light focusing is poor)...
Canon PowerShot A20 And CP10 Printer The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
1 October 2001
Excerpt: The good thing about digital point-and-shoots is that they're digital and they're point-and-shoot. The bad thing about digital point-and-shoots is that they're point-and-shoot and there's only so much you can do with them. Some, of course, are better than others.