Full Review Posted for Canon PowerShot A610|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, December 19, 2005 - 23:01 EST)
Low noise in a 5-Mp digicam that throttles up from easy-to-use Auto to true Manual to deliver that great Canon color.
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. We just finished testing the 5-megapixel, 4x-zoom Canon A610, a near-twin to the Canon PowerShot A620 that we reviewed a little while ago. What we found really impressed us. 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. In the past, we've often found that 5-megapixel cameras suffer a little in the image noise department, but were quite pleasantly surprised by the Canon A610's high-ISO image quality. ISO 400 shots from it showed a little noise when printed as large as 8x10 inches, but would certainly be acceptable to most consumers for typical wall or tabletop display. Bottom line, this is just an excellent "all around" digital camera, and an excellent bargain, at street prices a good $80 or more less than its 7-megapixel sibling, the A620. Another easy choice for a Dave's Pick. Read our full Canon PowerShot A610 review for all the details!