Full Review posted for Canon PowerShot A75|
(Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 17:31 EDT)
Canon's PowerShot A70 topped the charts in Canon's sales last year, and was easily the most popular model on the entire IR website.
And for good reason: The A70 offered a rich set of features and excellent image quality at an attractive price. This year, the PowerShot A75 appears poised to follow in the A70's footsteps. Relative to last year's model, the A75 offers a better, nine-point autofocus system, a bigger monitor, a slightly more accurate optical viewfinder, and faster overall performance.
Image sharpness on the A75 was a bit of a puzzle: Some of its studio images weren't as sharp as those from last year's A75, but more-distant subjects outdoors were as sharp or sharper. A little hard to call, but on the whole, I'd say the A75 performs about the same as last year's excellent A70.
Overall, Canon has taken an almost perfect combination of features, image quality and price, added a bunch of key features from its S-series digicams and cut the price by $50 to make a premier camera for the mid-level consumer market that's also a bargain. If you're looking for a great "all around" digicam, the Powershot A75 certainly deserves your serious consideration.