Summary: We bought this because it was on sale with the purchase of a printer. I am amazed at the clear photos. Almost never come out fuzzy. Also the photos have very good coloring even in auto. Very good camera for taking landscapes picts. And uploading to the computer is a snap.
Summary: Canon has fully redesigned the Powershot A series to make it lighter (uses only 2 AA batteries now), smaller and with 4x optical zoom. Pro's, 1. Very good image quality. 2. 4 MP and 4x optical zoom (A510, the 3.2MP version should be fine for most though). 3.
Summary: We found this camera's 3MP brother (the A510) on closeout for $150. At that price, it's an incredible value. I like that it uses regular AA recharables, so it's easy to have spare batteries with you. It's very easy to operate, I find I'm able to set up shots with it pretty quickly.
Slight trouble with lens cover, otherwise a great camera
J. Barber, Amazon
11 April 2006
Summary: All the features and functions of this camera operate perfectly, but there seems to be a problem with the lens cover (lens cap, as Canon calls it) on some cameras. I bought two A520's for work, and BOTH cameras had malfunctioning lens covers, meaning they would not always slide fully open.
Summary: I think this camera takes great, clear pictures, and its really easy to download them on to your computer. It is pretty easy to use, although all of the different settings can be kind of confusing, even after reading the manual a few times. My critiques of this camera are: 1.
Summary: Well, compared to other cameras in the market, it is actually not so little, but is still an excellent buy. The actual trend is very much directed to make digital cameras smaller every time, but nonetheless this one has a good size.
Summary: The PowerShot A520 is advertised as "The Right Camera For Any Person" which I will testify as true. Since I have gotten this digital camera I have never waited around for expensive film to be developed, but instead I print out my pictures right at home.
Summary: When I finally broke down and bought a digital camera this winter, I did lots of research first. I was looking for good quality pictures with a relatively low price and I found that in this camera. 4 megapixels is pretty good; the print quality is comparable but could be a little better.
Summary: The Canon A520 is a grea camera for many reasons. First of all, it takes many pictures on many different resolutions! Second, it can also take at least 10 minutes of videos! Also, you can see what you're taking a picture of on the back screen of the camera! What a awesome camera!
Summary: The A520 is a great buy especially for those who have never owned a digital camera before. The camera is easy to use and takes great pictures. Only cons are that the AA batteries drain fast, I would suggest purchasing a battery recharger, which will save $$$ in the long run.