Canon PowerShot A620

Review Date: January 11th 2006

Page 1
Introduction / Price
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Features
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Specifications
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Design
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1M
Total Pixels Approx. 7.4M
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
LENS
Focal Length 7.3 - 29.2 mm (35-140 mm 35mm equivalent)
Zoom Optical 4x, approx. digital 4x , combined approx. 16x
Maximum f/number f/2.8-f/4.1
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (2 aspherical elements)
FOCUSING
Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Point Selection Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1cm
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to focusing frame)
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
SHUTTER
Type Mechanical shutter & electronic shutter
Speed 15 - 1/2,500 sec
(Slow Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more, available in Manual and Shutter Priority AE modes only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction. Certain combinations of shutter speed and aperture may not be available.)
WHITE BALANCE
Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
VIEWFINDER
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
Eyepoint 16 mm
LCD MONITOR
Monitor Vari-angle 2.0" Low temperature P-Si TFT, approx. 115,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
FLASH
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 45cm - 4.2m (W) / 3m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, My Colors (9 settings), Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater)
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, My Colors (9 settings)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.9 fps (until memory card becomes full)
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size (L) 3072 x 2304, (M1) 2592 x 1944, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movie Length Up to 1GB 640 x 480/320 x 240, Up to 1 min (320 x 240), 60 fps, Up to 3 min (160 x 120)
FILE TYPES
Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP printers only)
PictBridge Yes
OTHER FEATURES
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai
INTERFACE
Computer USB 2.0 High Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
Type Secure Digital (SD) Card or MultiMediaCard
32MB SD card supplied
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2
Macintosh OS X v10.2 - 10.3
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoStudio
POWER SOURCE
Batteries 4x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-200) (Alkalines supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 350 shots (4) (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 500 shots (with optional Canon NB-2AH batteries) (4)
Approx. 960 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 960 min. playback (with Canon NB-2AH batteries)
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK600
ACCESSORIES
Case Soft Case DCC-300
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC90 , Waterproof Case Weights WW-DC1
Lenses Conversion Lens Adaptor, LA-DC58F
Tele-Converter 1.75x TC-DC58N,
Wide converter 0.7x WC-DC58N
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Battery Charger Kit CBK4-200, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-200, AC Adapter Kit ACK600
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Environment 0 - 40 C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 104.8 x 66.0 x 49.1mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 235g

Zoom Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only

Continuous Shooting Large/Fine with LCD monitor off Depending on memory card speed / capacity

Movie Length Depending on memory card speed / capacity All data is based on Canon standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.

Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Features
Page 3
Specifications
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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