Conclusion: The PowerShot A95 was one of the most successful 5MP compacts due to its compelling combination of features, image quality and value for money. But it was not a camera without problems - mainly performance and speed issues, most of which we - and all the people who bought it - put down to the...
Pros: Good resolution, very clean results, Very natural color, Good edge-to-edge sharpness, Useful 35-140mm equiv. 4x zoom lens with decent F2.8-4.1 max aperture range, Reliable - and much faster - focus, Sophisticated and comprehensive range of features and controls, Excellent build quality for a budg...
Cons: Clipped highlights and occasional exposure problems in bright, contrasty conditions, Focusing at tele end in low light can hunt, Zoom is not very smooth - only 7 steps from wide to tele, No ISO button, Images slightly soft, but they sharpen up well in post-processing
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot A620 digital camera It will probably not have escaped anyone's notice that Canon has captured a large share of the market. The performances of its digital camera have definitely contributed to this.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A620 continues Canon's
tradition of providing an entry-level digital
camera packed full with many of the features found
on more expensive models. The Canon A620 is the top-of-the-line A series
model and is an attractive, medium compact and
affordable digital camera perfect for an...
PowerShot A620 is a compact which will delight enthusiasts. It features a wide
range of creative control and was the only model which could be manually adjusted
in the same way as a more serious camera.
Pros: 4x optical zoom lens, Great level of manual and creative control, Flip-out and twist screen, Superb 1cm macro mode, Very high 1600 ISO sensitivity, Great optical quality, Large 2.5in screen, Supplied with 64MB card (on test model), Exremely small and light, Large, detailed 2.5in screen, Divx movi...
Cons: Largest and heaviest in group, Need to supply own batteries, Noise levels relatively high at 400 ISO, 2in screen small by today's standards, Possible to insert battery wrong way round, Not the slimmest compact around, Some manual controls hidden in menus, Optical quality below other four, Higher ...
Summary: The compact and lightweight PowerShot A620 and A610 digital cameras feature a sleek new body design, 7.1 and 5.0 megapixel CCDs respectively, 4x optical zoom lens, Canon's exclusive high-performance DIGIC II image processor and a 2.0-inch vari-angle color LCD screen.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A620 is the long-awaited update to the very popular PowerShot A95 (see our review). The 7.1 Megapixel A620 ($399), along with its 5.0 Megapixel sibling (the A610, $299) have a host of improvements over the A95, including:
Pros: Excellent photo quality, Full manual controls, Flip-out, rotating LCD display; LCD visible in low light, Impressive performance, AF-assist lamp, Very good movie and continuous shooting features (with appropriate memory card), Excellent battery life (with decent NiMH batteries), Support for conver...
Cons: Redeye, ISO 400 doesn't seem to be usable, No rechargeable batteries included, No diopter correction knob; plastic tripod mount
Conclusion: There is a lot to like about the Canon Powershot A620. Photos are sharp and clear and the manual exposure controls are a strong attraction at this price. There are plenty of other features to try out as well. This underlines the all round capabilities of the camera.
Pros: Sharpness of the photos, Variable angle LCD screen Indoor photo quality, Feature set at reasonable price
Cons: Noticeable shutter lag, Red eye in indoor portrait
Summary: There’s no doubt; the PowerShot A620 is an awful lot of camera for a bearable outlay. We still have reservations about some aspects of the image processing and those AA batteries, but if you fancy some further experimentation beyond simple point-and-shoot, this is a great place to start.