Canon PowerShot A620
Review Date: January 11th 2006
(out of 5 stars)
The Canon PowerShot A620 is another winner from Canon. 7 megapixels, 4x optical zoom lens, a fold-out, twisting LCD screen, the usual excellent Canon image quality and general quick responsiveness (thanks to the Digic II processor) make this a great all-round camera. Even better for the aspiring shutterbug, the A620 also offers a complete range of photographic controls, perfect for those who want to take charge. And perhaps the best news of all, the Canon PowerShot A620 costs just over £200/$300 - I can't think of another camera that offers such good value. The only thing that puts me off personally is that it is too big to fit in a trouser pocket, requiring a small bag to carry it in, but if you don't mind the A620's size, then it should be at the top of your list. The only other negative point that I can think of is the lack of a dedicated ISO button. You have to use the Function menu instead to access what is a commonly-used feature (although Canon have helpfully made it the first choice!). The Canon PowerShot A620 is a more than worthy successor to the popular A95, increasing the resolution but perhaps more importantly expanding the feature set and improving the overall speed. Highly recommended.
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