Canon Digital Cameras - Canon Powershot A620

 
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Canon Powershot A620 Digital Camera Review

Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type
7.1 Megapixel, 1/1.8 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 7.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length
7.3 - 29.2mm f/2.8-4.1 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinityMacro: 0.4 in.-1.5 ft./1-45cm (WIDE), 9.8 in. - 1.5 ft./25-45cm (except WIDE)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (vari-angle)
LCD Pixels Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/4.1 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 sec.; Slow shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity
AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame with Spot Mode fixed to center or linked to AF frame.
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual.AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater), Custom
Flash Built-in Flash
Operation Modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Range Normal: 1.5-13.8 ft./45cm - 4.2m (W), 1.5-9.8 ft./45cm - 3.0m (T)
Macro: 0.8-1.5 ft./25-45cm (when sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes

Auto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M, C;

Image: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie

Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec./10 sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control Not available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.9 fps
Image Storage
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Image Compression Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 3,072 x 2,304 (Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small)
Movie: 640 x 480/320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps), 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Slow Motion, Editing
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes
Still Image: Single image, All images
Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
Interfaces
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B PTP)
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other Memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP, SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers via camera's USB cable.
Power Supply
Power Source
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. Rechargeable AA-size NiMH Battery (x4)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK600
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 350 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery)
Playback Time Approx. 960 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 960 min. (AA-size NiMH Battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature
32-104 F/0-40 C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.13 x 2.60 x 1.93 in./104.8 x 66.0 x 49.1mm
Weight Approx. 8.29 oz./235g (camera body only)

Reviews
 
Review by: Mishell
Lacation: Columbus,Ohio
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-15-2007
Cost Performace

This is a brilliant camera, compact and flexible. I use this camera for mountain biking all the time; it is easy to carry in backpacking. It's image quality is excellent and is great for point and shoot. It has 7.2 MP resolution to be clear enough with every detail. The menu is available to guide the many levels of controls. It has rich features for the money; I would like to recommend this camera.

 
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