Excerpt: I know folks who are inexperienced with digital cameras or haven’t used a ton of them will be impressed with this camera, but I’ve used tons of them and get the opportunity to test them side by side at times.
Excerpt: The Powershot A520 is a digital camera released by Canon. I will begin this review by unfortunately stating my Powershot A520 broke a few months ago and it fit my financial needs better to simply replace it rather than pay for a repair.
Summary: sorry I was so happy with it I completely forgot to let everyone else know. Camera is fantastic, price was fantastic, all the materials WITH the camera was fantastic and time receiving was fantastic.
Summary: good for kids or people learning. The price is right if they drop it you are not out hundreds of dollars. On the other hand it is not near professional grade. I was not able to take close ups without them turning out blurry. The camera is light weight and easy to use.
Excerpt: Nice pocket size camera at an affordable price, with excellent battery life. The results are reasonable to good on wide angle and up to 3x zoom, however if you go all the way to 4x the results are truly appalling, very fuzzy and pixely. Don't even try the digital zoom because the results are a joke. Had I tried this camera before buying I would have saved money and bought a good 3x zoom digital camera.
Summary: Good inexpensive and functional. About all you can expect from a camera.ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
Summary: This camera is what I need - simple and easy to use. Online customer support is a huge plus. They answered my questions within minutes, guided me to proper downloads on the Canon web site and offered more assistance should I need it. They were aware that I bought the camera used and still did not hold back information on how to operate it and troubleshoot problems. Excellent company, excellent product - I will buy Canon again!