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Canon PowerShot A620

alaTest has collected and analyzed 719 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the image quality and price are generally positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. The contrast and control panel get less positive comments, and the exposure and durability get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A620 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : staff (

Canon PowerShot A620 review


Packed with value and megapixels

Feature-packed ; Faultless screen mechanism ; Very, very impressive power consumption ; Superb scene mode

Image processing isn't always great ; The AA batteries

An awful lot of camera for a bearable outlay. But if you fancy some further experimentation beyond simple point-and-shoot, this is a great place to start

Apr, 2006

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Canon PowerShot A620


Excellent image quality.Very good colour rendition.4X optical zoom.Minimal optical distortion.Fully useable ISO range.

No uncompressed format.External connection cover opens up too easily.No diopter correction on viewfinder.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon PowerShot A620


This is a 7.1 mega pixel offering with 4x optical zoom, however it is still small enough to fit in a pocket or bag.

I wonder if any manufacturer will be brave enough to produce a camera designed for those of us who are left handed? The majority of the body is only around 3cm thick that's until the right side where another 2cm creeps in to make your grip secure for...

Feb, 2006

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Canon Powershot A620


Canon Powershot A620 Review. A step up in features from a point and shoot digital camera. Has a number of features normally found on a digital SLR. These include manual exposure controls.

Sharpness of the photos ; Variable angle LCD screen Indoor photo quality ; Feature set at reasonable price

Noticeable shutter lag ; Red eye in indoor portrait

There is a lot to like about the Canon Powershot A620. It offers advanced controls at a very reasonable price. The images are sharp and colours are strong. All I would really like to see is a faster shutter response and reduced red eye.

Jan, 2006

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Canon PowerShot A620 Review


The Canon A620 is the top-of-the-line A series model and is an attractive, medium compact and affordable digital camera perfect for an aspiring photographer. It can be used as a point-and-shoot camera in Auto or Program AE mode, but it's attractiveness...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Jason Conway (

Review: Canon A620


On first looks the Canon A620 looks just like any other digital compact, so what sets this sub-£250, 7.1 megapixel camera apart from the rest?

35 - 140mm zoom range ; Low noise / purple fringing ; Great close macro images

Limited zoom stops ; Uninspired styling ; Focusing when near the end of the zoom range can be hit and miss

A perfect solution for anyone wanting to learn the art of photography, beyond simple point and shoot, but to reach a more professional level you'll have to spend a good deal more, which puts the A620 near the top of the entry-level wishlist.

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Canon PowerShot A620


Theres no doubt; the PowerShot A620 is an awful lot of camera for a bearable outlay. We still have reservations about some aspects of the image processing and those AA batteries, but if you fancy some further experimentation beyond sim

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Canon PowerShot A620 - Digital SLR Reviews


Canon's PowerShot 'A' range has become synonymous with value and features.

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Canon A620


Canon's A620 is the best entry into the Powershot series, and one of the most complete cameras we've seen. It combines incredible picture quality and...

Brilliant colour, full functionality

A little bulky, controls difficult to access

If picture quality is paramount, you are not going to find a much better point and shoot than the A620.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Canon PowerShot A620 Review


In August 2005 Canon announced two new A series digital cameras, the five megapixel A610 and seven megapixel A620 on test here. Both cameras replace the long-running, and very popular A95, and join the A520 as affordable, well-specified compacts for...

Good resolution, very clean results Very natural color Good edge-to-edge sharpness Useful 35-140mm equiv. 4x zoom lens with decent F2.8-4.1 max aperture range Reliable - and much faster - focus Sophisticated and comprehensive range of features and...

Clipped highlights and occasional exposure problems in bright, contrasty conditions Focusing at tele end in low light can hunt Zoom is not very smooth - only 7 steps from wide to tele No ISO button Images slightly soft, but they sharpen up well in...

The PowerShot A95 was one of the most successful 5MP compacts due to its compelling combination of features, image quality and value for money. But it was not a camera without problems - mainly performance and speed issues, most of which we - and all...

Nov, 2005

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