Summary: I received a Canon Powershot a520 last Christmas in 2005 It had to be sent in six months later because the shutter kept sticking and camera wouldn't take pictures. Came back repaired under warranty and again had to send back at Christmas this year for THE VERY SAME PROBLEM!
Summary: I bought this camera on the recommendation of a store technician over another HP digital. The camera has spent as much time in the repair shop as it has being used. The delay between pictures is incredibly long. The lens/shutter doesn't open properly.
Summary: This camera was wonderful - it was easy and intuitive to use and provided crisp, clear pictures. I truly loved this camera. However, today, after using the camera on maybe 4 occassions for the past 2 months, the infamous E18 Error appeared on my screen - the camera started beeping loudly, and the...
Summary: I wanted this camera for my scuba diving. Now I have it, I am very disappointed. The camera came with a Canon!!! branded 16MB multimedia card. After the 1st shot I got a "memory card error". I could not format it in the camera. I used an external USB drive and after several tries I reformatted it.
Summary: I bought this camera as a gift. Actually this is the 2nd A520 I've bought in 3 weeks. Both of these A520s were defective - the lens cover would not open all the way on either of them, so I of course returned the original and the replacement. In general, I like Canon cameras.
Summary: We bought this camera for our 15 year old daughter after having very positive experiences with other Canon cameras. It died with the "E18" error on Christmas Day after she had taken a few dozen pictures. I then Googled Canon and E18 and discovered just how common this problem is.
Summary: This camera and all Canon A-series cameras should be avoided. Do a search for "canon e18" on Google and you will see complaints from thousands of people talking about an error these cameras experience that renders them useless.
Summary: If you ever need to take indoor shots in succession, DO NOT buy this camera. I loved my last Canon and went with this one which was newer, but in the same series. The recharge time for the flash is terrible between 7 & 15 seconds and really makes a difference when you're trying to capture the...
Summary: This is a point and shoot camera. But if the lens cover doesn't open fully you can point and shoot to your heart's content and what you end up with are crap pictures! Read some of the other A520 reviews...this is an on-going problem with this model. I sent it in to Canon for repair.