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Canon PowerShot A20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 490 reviews of Canon PowerShot A20. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the shutter. The contrast and low light performance get negative opinions.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

memory, low-light, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the glare and image quality. The battery and performance also get good opinions, but many are negative about the durability.

usability, performance, battery, image quality, glare

durability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the memory and low light performance.

usability, portability, price, image quality, performance

low-light, memory

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Canon - PowerShot A20

 

This 2.1Mpixel camera looks very much like a typical compact 35mm. A 3x optical zoom lens telescopes out of the front face when you press an indented power button on the back and the image is ...

Aug, 2001

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot A20

 
Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Canon Powershot A20 2.1MP 8MB CF 3X Optical/2.5X Digital Zoom

 

The A20 should appeal to people who want to snap off a quick shot without needing to set lots of controls.

Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot A20 Review

 

At PMA 2001 this year Canon announced two new PowerShot cameras aimed at the entry level market, the A10 and A20, based on the same body, system, 3x zoom lens and body design, they differ only in their resolution (and price), the A10 has a 1.3...

Good resolution, fairly sharp images with better-than-most colour Virtually no chromatic aberrations White balance works well, individual presets are good Good build quality, despite its plastic case Good ergonmics, excellent for novice user Very quick...

"Flat" images do require digital darkroom work (a contrast setting would have been useful) Average macro ability Not supplied with rechargeable batteries (again, pro or con) No movie mode No support for CF Type II (Microdrive) No manual features...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot A20: (2 megapixel compact)

Apr, 2001

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A20

 

Continue on to Page Two PowerShot A20 Specifications Image sensor : Approx. 2.11 million-pixel (total). 1/2.7 in. CCD (effective pixels: approx. 2.02 million) Lens : 5.4 (W) - 16.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35-105 mm) f 2.8 (W) - 4.8 (T) Digital...

Apr, 2001

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot A20

 

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is providing consumers with a fun and affordable way to experience digital photography with the introduction of the $599 PowerShot A20 digital camera. The PowerShot A20 has a 2.1 megapixel CCD with a newly developed 3x 35-105mm optical

Apr, 2001

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot A20 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

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May, 2001

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot A10/A20

 

The PowerShot A10 and A20 are essentially the same cameras, so I'm reviewing them together. The major difference is that the A10 is 1.3 Megapixel, and the A20 is 2.1 Megapixel. I will note other minor differences along the way

Nice design, easy to use ; Good photo quality ; 3X optical zoom on a < $400 camera ; Excellent software bundle ; Supports external lenses, underwater case unlike competition

No movie mode ; No manual controls ; No rechargeable batteries included ; Nightshots could be better

The Canon PowerShot A10 and A20 cameras are very competitive with similar offerings from Fuji and Olympus. At $349 and $399 (average street prices), they also represent excellent values. While I miss manual controls and movie mode, the design, easy of...

May, 2001

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Excellent design

 

Was a birthday gift. But Canon did a brilliant job here. Starting with the large swivel screen, one can view the subject from any position or angle relative to the camera. The image will even adjust on the screen to match how you turn it. This takes...

The LCD screen

Nothing

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

Canon PowerShot A20

 

The specification: Format Compact Price (street) Also known as Release Status Discontinued Max resolution 1600 x 1200 Low resolution 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 Image ratio w:h 4:3 Effective pixels 1.9 million Sensor photo detectors 2.1 million Sensor size...

soo good

none

Jan, 2009

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