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Canon-powershot-a520.1055470
5.0 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A520

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Overall 6
6.0

Overall Good product

Shalini, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Overall Camera is good for casual use.For special purpose it does not have refined resolution.It's easy to use.Can carry anywhere you want.User friendly,anyone can operate. Resolution is not that great.Can't take pictures of far end.You can take it anywhere you want.
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Overall 6
6.0

Take the bad with the good

DawnLReed, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Yes It takes great photos and is easy to use with nice features. Of Course that only happens when the camera is not malfunctioning.I bought the camera and  had problems with it. It turns off when its not supposed to and sometimes the camera lens doesnt retract when the camera is off last time it stayed that way for 2 days before it finaly retracted. I sent it back to the manufacture for repairs as I was instructed to do and it took several months to get it back.
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to use digital camera

surveymama2010, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: My husband bought this Canon Powershot A520 digital camera from my brother in law more than 3 years ago. It takes great quality pictures and the zoom on it works pretty good. I like that the camera is lightweight and small. It easily fits into my purse if we want to take it along with us when we go somewhere. Like most cameras, it has a viewing screen on the back to show you the pictures that you have taken.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent quality, fun to play around with, good customer service.

Gnattygirl, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had my Canon PowerShot A520 for four years.  It is still holding up and I expect to replace it sometime in the next year.  It has been pretty dependable, and I have been pleased with how the settings have allowed me to move from a very basic, point and click perspective, to beginning to be interested in photography and experimenting with all the different settings.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Paul Williams - United Kingdom, LetsGoDigital
22 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 4
4.0

Nice starter camera, service not good

mountain-gal, epinions.com
5 May 2007
  • Summary: Look for another similar model other brand if you don't like to deal with repairs. But maybe mine was an exception.
  • Pros: Nice size, better low light than Nikon. Like the AAs. Satisfied EXCEPT -- (see cons)
  • Cons: Lousy repair service. See above description. Also no onboard memory at all.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 4
4.0

Shutter problem plague

colecash1, epinions.com
25 February 2007
  • Excerpt: While otherwise a good camera, this digital camera is very slow to transition from one picture to th
  • Pros: ease of use, good size, good photo quality for price
  • Cons: poor customer service, slow transition between photos, poor low light photos
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 4
4.0

Compact but slow

jezma, epinions.com
27 May 2006
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera to replace a Fuji digital camera about 7 months ago.
  • Pros: Lightweight, easy to use
  • Cons: Focusing is problematic and lens is slow
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Overall 5
5.0

"Great camera unless you have small kids."

julied5600, CNET
7 May 2006
  • Pros: Gorgeous outdoor pics, lightweight, can use rechargeable AA NiMH batteries
  • Cons: Poor indoor pic quality, slow flash recharge, slow auto focus, shutter lag
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Overall 5
5.0

"Great camera but very slow"

detroity2k, CNET
29 November 2005
  • Pros: Customer service with Canon is now top notch
  • Cons: Cracked LCD after 2 weeks of perfect care. Google Canon+crack+LCD for company
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