The fact that the lens sticks out a fairly long way and seems somewhat thinly built may be an issue for those worried about possible lens damage. If a simple camera is all you want, all you need, or all you can afford, the A is an easy choice to feel good about. Talk me out of sending back my Christmas present. Non-Canon brand equipment and software that may be distributed with the Product are sold “as is” and without warranty of any kind by Canon , including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and all such warranties are disclaimed. About this product Product Information Sleek and sensational, the PowerShot A comes in four eye-catching colors that will get you noticed. For example, Long Shutter mode is buried in the Function menu, as are the manual contrast and saturation settings. Show More Show Less.

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Canon PowerShot A Specs. This data is estimated from Canon’s standard shooting conditions. Can the Oly Pro replace a bag of primes?

Canon PowerShot A470 Review

Provides uninterrupted power for shooting or downloading. Chromatic aberration is a little stronger than we’d like to see at wide angle, but not so bad at telephoto. Comes with 8GB SD card, all original cables, batteries, manual, and original box.

Cycle times on the PowerShot A, again with our torture-test target, ranged from 1. Sharpness, as discussed below, is not bad at all — and not just for a budget camera.


But if a simple camera is all you want, all you need, or all you can afford, the A is an easy choice to feel good about. Fun, pocketable, and easy to use, the Canon PowerShot A aims to please. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Canon PowerShot A Digital Photography Review

Items like Flash and the Macro modes are accessible by pressing the right and left arrow keys on the Multi-controller. Construction is plastic all around, but seems generally robust.

It uses two AA batteries for power, so carry an extra couple of them with you. Chrome A grey bar will appear at the bottom of your browser window which will contain your download. The Canon A is a very capable camera that’s a snap to use, and an easy Dave’s Pick. Show less Show more.

Optical Sensor Sensor Resolution. Save on Digital Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. A vs HS. Also built in is a nice selection of preset scene modes, for better handling of trickier conditions, and a handful of creative controls as well. Though aperture and shutter speed are automatically controlled, you do have access to a Long Shutter mode where you can manually set the shutter time from one to 15 seconds.

Though you might not expect it at this price, the lowliest PowerShot A model packs in a custom set white balance option as well. We were favorably impressed with how fast the A tends to feel in actual use.


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Canon PowerShot A Specs – CNET

The PowerShot A is the latest in a long line of entry-level A series cameras and is currently the least expensive model in Canon’s extensive compact lineup. I don’t know if that is a statement you will hear from the majority of their new customers or just me.

Under Custom, you can set the delay anywhere from one to 30 seconds, and the number of frames from one to Canon PowerShot A Resolution: I am very pleased with the 3 Canon A cameras I have purchased and used or given away.

This limited warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Products, and does not apply in the following cases: Most camera settings were quick and easy, though I did find some of the more advanced functions a little hidden.

E-mail support via our Web site at www. With strong colors, good sharpness, and acceptable metering, in most typical picture taking situations this camera simply takes good pictures. With a new sensor, better autofocus system and more streamlined design, the X line Best Digital Cameras for