Canon PowerShot A520 review posted|
(Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 17:01 EST)
The new Canon PowerShot A520 is the 2005 replacement for last years popular A85 PowerShot model.
It boosts the zoom ratio to 4x over the A85's 3x lens, while simultaneously trimming the package size, aided by a move to SD media vs the CF cards used in the A85. Like the A85 before it, its combination of automatic and manual features make it approachable for novices, but interesting for experienced users, the net result being a camera that will satisfy a broad range of interests and provide a good path for novice users to expand their photographic horizons as their experience grows.
I'd like to see it equipped with a more accurate optical viewfinder, and its image noise at ISO 400 was on the high side, but the bottom line is that this is a camera that will meet the needs of the average consumer very well. Overall, a solid replacement for last year's A85 model, claiming its own place as a Dave's Pick. Read our review of the Canon PowerShot A520 for all the details.