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Canon PowerShot A520


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot A520 
Model Number: A520 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $300.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2005-03-01
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 8.4 oz (238 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 3.6 x 2.5 x 1.5 in.
(91 x 64 x 38 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels:  
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 3.6x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL Phase Detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.2500
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
18.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 45 cm
2.0 - 18.4 in
Min Macro Area: 51 x 39 mm
2.0 x 1.5 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.6
Aperture Range Description: f/2.6-8.0 (W), f/5.5-8.0 (T) 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 81%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 115,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: auto / on / off / red-eye 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.5
Flash Range Description: 1.5ft. - 11.5ft. (W) / 1.5ft. - 7.2ft. (T) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format:  
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 2.600 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.800 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.900 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.100 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.880 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.940 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.535 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.074 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.251 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.260 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 4
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.470
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 10.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 180.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 475.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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