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PowerShot A520 Digital Camera


Canon

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The PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

Features:


  • Print/Share button for easy direct printing and downloads, plus
    ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP printers
  • Stores images on SD or MultiMedia Cards (MMC); powered by 2 AA
    batteries
  • 4.0 MP CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 11 x 15-inch
    prints
  • 4x optical zoom, 9-point AiAF, 13 shooting modes
  • Large 1.8-inch display; D!GIG Image Processor for faster speed
    and vibrant colors

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49 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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Shayne Haridas
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I'm Quite Happy with the results I have achieved with the little fella. Good for Speed Shots and Potraits. Low Light pictures is its only downfall so using a tripod is recommended.
10/9/2006 9:02:23 AM
 
Ron R. Benham

member since: 7/10/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
cool camera, takes great pictures. low light not good, bring a tri pod.
7/15/2006 2:01:36 PM
 
Shannon A. Fadden
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member since: 6/22/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
It's a good camera for it's price...and abilities. it can be a little slow. but it's small and easy to use. i like it because i can carry it around all the time, which enabels be to get shots i wouldn't get if i had left my camera at home. I'm a teenager and i use it for my friends alot....and the sky. It works good for that. Not too good in low light thought.
7/7/2006 6:17:49 AM
 
Hugo D. Ribot Jr

member since: 7/3/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent ease of use, intuitive, easy to switch between settings, one of the best point and shoots I've used. Compact, easy to carry.
7/3/2006 4:03:06 PM
 
Raymond Pauly
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Good small camera. Has a lot of manual features. It is very small and easy to use as well. Has a good sized lcd screen which allows easy viewing of your pictures. It delivers gerat picture quality and battery life is great. As most of these digital point and shoot cameras, you get better results in good lighting conditions.
6/30/2006 6:35:45 PM
 
Tammy Barnett

member since: 6/29/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
I like the 4x optical zoom. Would like a 12x better or an slr. This is my 1st digital and I am very pleased with it.
6/29/2006 8:06:09 PM
 
Emerald J. Adams
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
What I like about PowerShotA520 is that it takes clear sharp photos quickly.
6/28/2006 4:09:21 PM
 
Amit Dudhaiya

member since: 6/22/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
its really worth buying canon a520, but the maximum shutter time is just 15 sec. it should be increased to 30 sec.rest all features are nice.
6/22/2006 6:18:15 AM
 
Ole M. Olson
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member since: 5/27/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
4 mp, user friendly. Had help picking it out.....good macro-function and digi-zoom. My very first REAL camera!!
5/29/2006 4:42:14 PM
 
Ibad Ahmed
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member since: 2/10/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Its a really good one for the price and when it comes to beginners like me, willing to try manual features, its heaven!
5/9/2006 3:54:10 PM
 
Alexander J. Norris

member since: 5/8/2006
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Obviously it's not a top of the line camera, i just needed a smaller but still working camera...
5/8/2006 12:37:47 PM
 
Megan L. Kuchta

member since: 5/1/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
i love it
5/1/2006 3:47:19 PM
 
Lindsey A.K. Kramer

member since: 5/1/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
My camera works just great for me!
5/1/2006 1:29:51 PM
 
SHANON M. KING

member since: 4/29/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
LIGHT WEIGHT AND EASY TO USE HAS MANY WONDERFUL EXTRAS THAT MAKE PICTURE TAKE EASY
4/29/2006 9:15:06 PM
 
Cassie D. Olson
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Rating: 4 out of 5
I love that far away and close up my camera can capture a moment in time with clearness and quality.
4/16/2006 2:40:37 AM
 
Zahra Faridi

member since: 4/5/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
it has a great zoom lens and captures things which are quite far...also it has auto focus which makes things very easy...it is a digital camera which helps me to put my photos on my computer as soon as i take them...
4/5/2006 1:23:27 PM
 
Abhinav Shukla

member since: 4/2/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Handy, processing is little slow, excellent for macro photography.
4/2/2006 4:42:53 AM
 
Chris J. Vollero

member since: 3/30/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
great pics. easy of operation. many options.
3/30/2006 4:06:25 AM
 
Leda Buller

member since: 3/14/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I have only used this digital and an earlier Kodak that was very elementary and inexpensive. I expected sharper images than my Kodak, but only got minimal improvement. it has ton's of features, however, and I am just getting used to them, so can't say yet what I think of them. When I first started with digital, I couldn't get used to the delay of setting up with the auto flash and the set up time between shots. I thought this would be better than my Kodak, but have not found it so. Perhaps this is just a digital feature. I find it easy to use and hold and like the size and placement of the display screen on the back.
3/14/2006 12:07:17 PM
 
Jeremy Dominijanni

member since: 3/2/2006
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Rating: 2 out of 5
Ok, but bad zoom and low image quality.
3/2/2006 12:49:19 PM
 
Ghyslain Gagnon
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member since: 1/4/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
For the price, it's a very good camera. It's small, a decent zoom, a lot of settings, and takes great pictures.
2/21/2006 1:53:50 PM
 


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Rating: 4 out of 5
Likes: the color is great, the graphics in the pictures, the detail, the options of taking a picture such as scenic, i love how u can make the pictures black and white, the zoom is awesome, i love how you can buy lenses for the camera and put them on it
2/18/2006 9:46:03 AM
 
Leo B. Ferretti

member since: 2/13/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
i really like this camera, it has so many options and is easy to use, the only downside i have had is the screen scratches so i put 2 pieces of clear tape over it, and the zoom jams sometimes the part you adjust because i keep it in my pocket, but other than that i recomend this camera, it is great for its price, def. worth it.
2/13/2006 3:27:30 PM
 
Janis  A. Kirstein

member since: 2/3/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
works well in every way
2/3/2006 9:39:12 AM
 
Janis  A. Kirstein

member since: 2/3/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
easy to use, good focus, good color, portable
2/3/2006 9:24:25 AM
 
Janis  A. Kirstein

member since: 2/3/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
good zoom, durable, compact, easy to use, clear focus, good depth of field
2/3/2006 9:17:52 AM
 
Janis  A. Kirstein

member since: 2/3/2006
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Easy to use, clear photos good depth of field, good zoom, portable,
2/3/2006 9:16:05 AM
 
Sergio Izquierdo
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member since: 2/26/2004
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Rating: 3 out of 5
The lenses are very poor, specially when takin sunset or sunrise pictures.
1/31/2006 4:50:05 AM
 
Ashley R. Miller

member since: 1/29/2006
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Rating: 5 out of 5
It's the only digital camera I have ever used. I like the clarity of the pictures and the different options you can use in which to take the pictures. There's not really anything that I dislike about it.
1/29/2006 8:31:17 PM
 
Carrie Phelps
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I just recently purchased this for work and misc purposes, so far I really like all the manual controls it has. For a run of the mill Digital Camera it has an incredible amount of settings that will take some time to learn.. I feel I got more than my money's worth on this one. Can't wait to really experience this camera and it's potential.
1/29/2006 1:32:24 PM
 
Haley Kring

member since: 1/28/2006
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
This is the first digital camera i've ever owned, so I don't really have a great review of it. So far though, I do really enjoy it.
1/28/2006 7:49:37 PM
 
Christy K. Cook

member since: 1/28/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Quite good, but terible delay for catching toddler images!
1/28/2006 7:10:09 PM
 
Tim Heimel
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I bought the heavily discounted A520 in December 2005 as a pocket camera based on the Canon name and the fact that it uses SD cards for memory, which my other camera also uses. To date I have not been disappointed with it - there is enough creative control easily accessed to capture most conditions as needed - or simply set to auto for those less technical.

It needs to be braced, held very still or shot with higher shutter speed - much like a 35mm. I prefer to shoot at lower ISO settings which normally result in lower shutter speeds. A bit noisy when higher ISO settings are employed. For the money, it is a nice camera that uses AA batteries (should used Nickel metal hydrides), can be carried in your pocket and produce decent photos. Street price in Jan 06 is less than $200.00 - hard to beat for the money and quality.

1/26/2006 6:49:06 PM
 
Natasha C. Perez
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member since: 1/15/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
well its my first digital. you can record small sequences. I love the ability to do all my adjustments on the camputer. plus the ability to send my work to any one.
1/15/2006 7:05:55 PM
 
Tamara A. Moore
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member since: 1/14/2006
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
i recently got this camera for xmas. i am still playing with it. it seems easy to use. so far i have got great pics from it.
1/14/2006 5:53:10 PM
 
Tim Heimel
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member since: 1/2/2006
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Not a bad camera for the close-out price. Appreciated the user controlled options and the simplicity of the automated mode. Bought as a pocket camera and backup. Noisy at higher ISO speeds, often necessitating longer exposures by limiting use to lower ISO. Miss image stabilizer which really makes me concentrate on bracing or otherwise minimizing camera movement during "long" exposures.
1/7/2006 8:36:39 AM
 
Jessica L. Vishy
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member since: 1/5/2006
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
It's a new camera and I'm still learning how to use it properly.
1/5/2006 1:12:45 PM
 
Leslie A. Wilson
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member since: 9/1/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
The Canon A520 is a great first digital camera. It's easy to learn to use, and fun to use as well! It has all the wonderful features you would want in a digital camera: many shooting modes, exposure compensation, a live histogram, macro mode, manual and auto white balance, and much more. The body is very small, and it's easy to shoot with one hand. And my pictures look great. There are really only two things I wish the A520 had: 1) The ability to shoot RAW...but I may be expecting too much of a point and shoot; and 2) A little less sharp focus at all time, because it is hard to blur areas of an image, when you want that effect.
12/9/2005 4:48:18 PM
 
Radu Sergiu Marias

member since: 7/6/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I like it very much. Have a good price, and the pic made with him are beautiful are clear.
11/15/2005 7:55:11 AM
 
Max Susnik

member since: 11/7/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
for what its made for its great but i miss all the things that real cameras offer
11/7/2005 11:33:48 AM
 
Max Susnik

member since: 11/7/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
for what its made for its great but i miss all the things that real cameras offer
11/7/2005 11:33:03 AM
 
Julia A. Hill
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
It's an awesome camera! I'm very happy with it.
11/2/2005 6:21:44 AM
 
Stephanie A. Gapsiewicz

member since: 10/19/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Canon A520 is a great entry-level camera for those of us who want a good, durable camera that takes crisp and clear pix with brilliant color. This camera is also a good value. I started out owning a 3.2 mp camera which sold for around $110.00 and I had more frustration with it than appreciation. I really believe that if you want a decent digital camera, you are probably going to have to spend at least $200 or more to get what you are looking for. I did not feel guilty for spending my money on the powershot A520. I was taking great pix within a half hour of opening the box and the software is very easy to operate. I do recommend getting a mmc card reader to upload photos to your computer to save your batteries. I bought one for around $30.00 and it uploads photos fast and easy. Have fun with this camera because it's worth it!
10/22/2005 11:29:35 AM
 
Stephanie A. Gapsiewicz

member since: 10/19/2005
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Canon A520 is a great entry-level camera for those of us who want a good, durable camera that takes crisp and clear pix with brilliant color. This camera is also a good value. I started out owning a 3.2 mp camera which sold for around $110.00 and I had more frustration with it than appreciation. I really believe that if you want a decent digital camera, you are probably going to have to spend at least $200 or more to get what you are looking for. I did not feel guilty for spending my money on the powershot A520. I was taking great pix within a half hour of opening the box and the software is very easy to operate. I do recommend getting a mmc card reader to upload photos to your computer to save your batteries. I bought one for around $30.00 and it uploads photos fast and easy. Have fun with this camera because it's worth it!
10/22/2005 11:28:42 AM
 
Virginia L. Shuford

member since: 3/1/2005
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I am still learning how to use all of the manual functions. So far, so good for a point-and-shoot digital option. Reasonably compact with a good deal of versatility and control with regard to manual functions with ample auto functions as well. I am still working on learning how to use the auto-focus feature to its fullest.
9/14/2005 2:51:16 PM
 
RUDY A. SOLORIO

member since: 8/9/2005
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I am very happy with my camera, it is really easy to use, all of the features make taking pictures really easy
8/9/2005 4:05:23 PM
 
Cathy Brisgone
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Rating: 4 out of 5
This is very new, so I can't really review it yet. All I can say is that is is great to immediately see how aperature changes are applied and what my finished shot will be.
7/6/2005 7:02:26 PM
 
Radu Sergiu Marias

member since: 7/6/2005
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Rating: 3 out of 5
I like it beacuse is have 4 mpixel, 12 zoom, and the picture are cleared.
7/6/2005 1:02:15 AM
 
Anthony Vulgamore

member since: 6/18/2005
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Rating: 4 out of 5
This camera is easy to use and takes great photos. It is easy to focas and target just what you want. It also has an array of easy options in the menu's. The only thing I don't like is the delay in the shutter activation.
6/18/2005 7:20:19 PM
 

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