The Canon Powershot A620 sits at the top of Canon’s A-series–a lineup distinguished by cameras that are fairly compact, relatively inexpensive and equipped with a robust set of exposure controls. The Canon Powershot A620 has a powerful 7.1-megapixel CCD–ideal for photographers who like especially large prints or who frequently crop their photos. With exposure controls that range from full-automatic, snap-shot simplicity to full-manual creativity, the Canon Powershot A620 is a good choice for a family with widely differing photography skills. Given its low price and breadth of features, it should also be attractive to budding shooters on tight budgets who want to advance their photographic skills.
You may choose another Powershot series from Canon, the Canon PowerShot SD1300IS. Compared to Canon Powershot A620, Canon PowerShot SD1300IS’s Canon Optical Image Stabilizer you can achieve crisp, bright and blur-free photos even when zoomed. It works excellently even with or without a flash. Canon PowerShot SD1300IS features the 28mm wide-angle lens and 4x optical zoom that allows you to take shots at any distance, or either close ups or whole body pictures. It also contributes to the production of photos that are sharp, clear and rich in color. Canon PowerShot SD1300IS also offers 15 Shooting Modes so you can adjust the modes depending on your photo’s purpose or to your desired outcome. With Canon PowerShot SD1300IS, you can create photos with ease because it comes in a Smart AUTO mode so you can focus and your subject plus it has 18 specially defined settings to give a dramatic effect to your photos. As you buy your Canon PowerShot SD1300IS the box will contain the PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH Body, a lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L with of course a Battery Charger CB-2LY, Wrist Strap WS-DC7, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU, and AV Cable AVC-DC400. Click here to get more of Canon PowerShot SD1300IS.
With a silver-metallic case and stylish shape, the Canon Powershot A620 is an impressive step up. Canon Powershot A620 improvements are far more than skin deep, starting out with its 7.1-megapixel CCD. Canon Powershot A620 is 2 inches. For anyone who loves photography, the fold-out screen is worth the cost it adds to the camera. Rotate it out and down, and you can get better shots in crowds by holding the camera over your head and looking up at the LCD. For shy subjects, you can rotate the LCD up and hold the camera at waist level, when most subjects do not think you are actually taking shots. And if you love to have yourself in the shot, facing the LCD forward lets you make sure you have not accidently left out half of your head from the photo. Click here to view more of Canon Powershot A620.
Here is a summary of Canon Powershot A620 review from a satisfied customer:
Excellent intial results
My camera is the A620, but the A610, except for lower pixel CCD, is the same. The first priority for a snapshot camera is SPEED. This one has it in spades. Very fast shot-to-shot and negligible shutter lag. The first priority for a hobbyist camera is manual control. The A6x0 has Auto, program and many preset scene modes. It also has shutter priority, aperture priority and full manual mode. Computer imaging enthusiasts will be disappointed that the A6x0 cameras do not provide RAW picture format, but it does produce excellent detail in Fine JPEG mode, and I think many in even that group would be satisfied. The lens is excellent for such a small camera. It is fast at f4.1 on the telephoto end of the zoom, very important for family photographs outdoors (fewer blurred photos of children or pets at play). Really good ISO400 results for even more speed. Color and white balance is excellent, right out of the camera. Photos are vivid and life-like.
The Stitch-Assist mode is Canon Powershot A620 answer to panorama shooting, in which you capture multiple, horizontal, overlapping images. They are then “stitched” together on a computer using Canon Powershot A620 bundled software package or other image editing software. Proper overlap is critical for a successful panorama, and in the Canon Powershot A620 you accomplish this by lining up a portion of the image framed in the LCD with a sort of ghost image from the previously recorded shot. It works well in moderate light, but the ghost image can be hard to see in full sunlight. Movie mode in the Canon Powershot A620 is significantly better than its predecessor’s. You are no longer limited to 30-second clips at 640 by 480 pixels. You can now shoot at 640 by 480 at 30fps until you run out of room on your memory card. The higher frame rate should produce better movies when you’re shooting fast action. Like most digital cameras, the Canon Powershot A620 doesn’t let you use the optical zoom while recording a movie; however, you can use the digital zoom.
Canon Powershot A620 has the following features and specifications:
- 7.1-megapixel CCD
- 2.0-inch color LCD monitor
- Optical viewfinder
- Glass, 4x, 7.3-29.2mm lens
- 4x digital zoom
- Auto-focus and manual focus modes
- Auto-focus assist light
- Full-automatic, program auto-exposure, shutter-priority, aperture-priority
- Full-manual exposure modes, as well as five preset exposure modes and movie mode.
- Eleven special scene modes
- Manually adjustable aperture setting
- Shutter speed range from 1/2500 to 15 seconds
- Built-in flash
- SD Card memory storage
- Power supplied by four AA batteries or optional AC adapter.
Canon Powershot A620 has the following Pros and cons:
- Excellent value for the money
- Bright, attractive color
- Good skin tones
- Auto white balance
- Better than average exposure accuracy
- Good lens, generally low distortion
- Excellent shutter response
- Very inaccurate optical viewfinder
- Contrast is a little high
- Flash coverage at maximum wide angle is a little uneven
The Canon Powershot A620 incorporates a total of 20 shooting modes, including full Manual mode, a Custom mode for allocating preferred shooting settings, and a shutter speed priority mode, with shutter speeds ranging from 15 seconds to 1/2500 second. Eight scene modes–such as Night Snapshot, Snow, and Underwater–maximize results in a variety of shooting situations. The Canon Powershot A620 Stitch Assist mode facilitates shooting pictures for panoramas, which can be joined together easily with the supplied PhotoStitch software. Click here to get this exciting features of Canon Powershot A620.