Canon PowerShot A620 review posted|
(Friday, December 2, 2005 - 11:24 EST)
Canon's PowerShot line of digital cameras have always been big favorites of IR readers, valued for their user-friendly design, excellent photo characteristics, and good build quality.
The Canon A620 is an estimable addition at the top of that line, sporting a 7-megapixel CCD and a very good quality 4x optical zoom lens. It offers everything from fully automatic to fully manual exposure control, with a healthy set of scene modes thrown in to make it easy to bring back great-looking photos from what might otherwise be challenging situations. Thanks to its high-speed DIGIC-II processing chip, it's also very responsive, and its movie capability is impressive as well.
We've generally found that the current crop of 7-megapixel cameras do better in terms of image noise than many of their lower-resolution cousins, and the A620 follows suit, with surprisingly good-looking images even at ISO 400. (Even 8x10" prints on our Canon i9900 studio printer made from the A620's ISO 400 shots were quite acceptable, a noticeably better than we've come to expect from consumer-level digital cameras operating at that ISO level.)
Bottom line, the Canon PowerShot A620 is just an excellent "all around" digital camera, an easy choice as a Dave's Pick. Read our Canon A620 review for all the details!