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.
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. Then it...
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.
Decent quality, fun to play around with, good customer service.
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.
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: I'v head this camera for about 3 years. I bought if after loving my Canon Rebel for 15 years. It takes great pictures and offers a wide range of options. My concern is that it has a major problem with the lens cover. It fully opens a majority of the time but is half shut when you least expect it. I could deal with that. The really annoying part is that this drains the batteries so much I can take only 10 pictures before requiring fresh batteries.
Summary: It is nice to have a digital camera after using the Cannon AE-1 for 20 years. However, since I bought it the lense shield always sticks partway closed. I have to flick it with my finger until it is open all the way. This is a real pain especially when I want to get a quick picture. Also night pictures have large spots all over, not noticed when taking normal pictures.
Summary: I recieved the A520 as a gift. After about 3 months the lens would not retract (sound familiar?). The batteries died with the lens extended. After replacing them the camera would not power up and and the lens would not retract. I suspect that this is firmware bug. Cannon e-mail support suggested keeping batteries out for 20 minutes, but that didn't help. I don't have a receipt and so am unlikely to send it in for repair.