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Canon PowerShot A620

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1798 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and performance. The screen and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the image stabilizer and storage. Some have doubts about the control panel and features.

usability, value for money, screen, performance, portability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A620 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera Review


The Canon PowerShot A620 is a member of Canon's A-series, one of the most popular series of digital cameras. The A-series offers easy to use models with a significant amount of manual control. The 7.1 megapixel A620 stays true to its A-series roots...

- Manual controls at a low price - Spot meter linked to AF point (movable) - LCD flips and rotates to almost any angle - Alkaline AA batteries last a while - Lots of flash options - Custom self-timer keeps family picture time to a minimum - Live...

- Inaccurate and blurry optical viewfinder - LCD solarizes easily - Insensitive zoom toggle - Noisy zoom lens - Heavy - No zoom in movie mode - Poor metering and AF in movie mode - Slow burst mode

The A620 has big shoes to fill; the 4 megapixel A520 was Canon's top seller of 2005. It provided bread-and-butter basics and manual functionality at a really good price. The Canon A620 adds a few more megapixels and a few more features; it comes with...

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Canon PowerShot A620


In August 2005 Canon announced two new A series digital cameras, the five megapixel A610 and seven megapixel A620 on test here. Both cameras replace the long-running, and very popular A95, and join the A520 as affordable, well-specified compacts for...

Good resolution, very clean results ; Very natural color ; Good edge-to-edge sharpness ; Useful 35-140mm equiv. 4x zoom lens with decent F2.8-4.1 max aperture range ; Reliable - and much faster - focus ; Sophisticated and comprehensive range of...

Clipped highlights and occasional exposure problems in bright, contrasty conditions ; Focusing at tele end in low light can hunt ; Zoom is not very smooth - only 7 steps from wide to tele ; No ISO button ; Images slightly soft, but they sharpen up well...

The PowerShot A95 was one of the most successful 5MP compacts due to its compelling combination of features, image quality and value for money. But it was not a camera without problems - mainly performance and speed issues, most of which we - and all...

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Canon PowerShot A620


Excellent feature set for its class; great image quality; easy to use.

Flimsy covers for SD slot, as well as DC and A/V connectors; center Function button is a little stiff; not as fast as some competitors.

The Canon PowerShot A620's above-average feature set and great photo quality should make it as popular as the A95.


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Canon PowerShot A620


The compact and lightweight PowerShot A620 and A610 digital cameras feature a sleek new body design, 7.1 and 5.0 megapixel CCDs respectively, 4x optical zoom lens, Canon's exclusive high-performance DIGIC II image processor and a 2.0-inch vari-angle color

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Canon PowerShot A620 Review


The Canon PowerShot A620 is a 7 megapixel digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens and 2 inch LCD screen. The A620 replaces the slightly older and very popular PowerShot A95 in the Canon...

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...

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Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Canon's PowerShot line of digital cameras have always been big favorites of IR readers, valued for their user-friendly design, excellent photo characteristics, and good build quality. The Canon PowerShot A620 is an estimable addition at the top of that...

Excellent value for the money, Bright, attractive color that stops short of seeming overdone, Good skin tones, Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well, Better than average exposure accuracy, Good lens, generally low distortion and...

Very inaccurate optical viewfinder, Contrast is a little high, tends to lose highlight and shadow detail under harsh lighting, Flash coverage at maximum wide angle is a little uneven, Some users may prefer lower color saturation, Dual Basic/Advanced...

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Canon PowerShot A620


The PowerShot A95 (and the A80 before it) were huge sellers for Canon. Is the PowerShot A620 a worthy successor? Find out in our review

Excellent photo quality ; Full manual controls ; Flip-out, rotating LCD display; LCD visible in low light ; Impressive performance ; AF-assist lamp ; Very good movie and continuous shooting features (with appropriate memory card) ; Excellent battery...

Redeye ; ISO 400 doesn't seem to be usable ; No rechargeable batteries included ; No diopter correction knob; plastic tripod mount

I've pretty much slipped all of my complaints into the preceding paragraphs, which is great news for the A620. This is one of the best cameras in its class, offering something for just about everyone, from beginner to enthusiast. If you want a midsized...

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Canon PowerShot A620


Canon has always been a very good digital camera manufacturer and no doubt they continued that reputation when they designed the Canon PowerShot A620. This camera packs ease-of-use with lots of professional features all inside a lightweight case making...

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Canon Powershot A620 Digital Camera Review


The Canon Powershot A620 is another excellent entry into the market from Canon.

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Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera


Compact, light weight, lots of features, reliable, great picture quality, and huge resolution

None at all

One of the better compact digital cameras...

Product Specifications

From day-to-day point-and-shoot to full creative control, the affordable 7.1 Megapixel PowerShot A620 is delightfully versatile. With features, resolution and power to make every shot a winner. The PowerShot A620's 7.1 Megapixel CCD sensor allows for superb quality photo prints with pin-sharp definition up to A3+. It provides more than enough detail for printing cropped images. A bright 4x optical zoom produces high-contrast images. It combines with digital zoom for 16x magnification. DIGIC II is like a powerful brain inside your camera. It links all the camera functions and processes shooting information at high speed for excellent responsiveness and extended battery life. iSAPS is a built in assistant that uses scene information to optimize camera settings even before the shot is taken. The 2.0" vari-angle LCD screen twists in all directions. It is great for self portraits and for framing shots with the camera held at creative angles. Selectable grid lines help with composition and leveling horizons. 20 shooting modes provide for full manual control and creative flexibility. 8 special scene modes include Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks and Underwater. My Colors allows in-camera color effects to be applied in real time. Shoot extended high quality movies with sound. Different formats include fast frame mode at 60 fps (QVGA), standard mode at 30 fps (VGA) and compact email mode (QQVGA). Focus as close as 1cm from your subject with Super Macro. Rely on 9-point AiAF to keep even off-center subjects sharply in focus, or use FlexiZone AF/AE to manually select focus points. Connect to any PictBridge or Canon Direct Print compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button for instant photolab quality prints. It can even print ID photos or Movie Prints when connected to a Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printer. USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connects the PowerShot A620 to computers for fast uploads of stills and movies.

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Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Folding (180/Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Stitch assist / Underwater

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Model:A620/A620 PowerPlus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.1
Max Focal Length:29.2mm
Min Focal Length:7.3mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Low Sharpening / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical