|Canon PowerShot A620 digital camera review : Canon has found a formula for success with the PowerShot series of digital cameras. The concept of a wide range of functionalities and advanced features with a low entry-level for users has really caught on, and it is with good reason that the PowerShot A series of cameras is popular with Canon users. The Canon PowerShot was officially introduced in 2005, replacing the Canon A95 and raising the resolution to 7 Megapixels simultaneously.
Canon PowerShot A620 - 7 Megapixels
One of the differences to its predecessor is the format and flexibility of the screen at the back of the camera; it has been enlarged from 1.8 to 2.0 inches and can be tilted. With 7 Megapixels, the effective image resolution is more than enough to allow you to print a great A4 photo or make enlargements of a crop. Furthermore, the Canon A620 digital camera stands out from the competition thanks to the integration of the powerful DIGIC II processor. This is a very strong feature within the Canon range of digital cameras.
Canon A620 - DIGIC II processor
The DIGIC II can be found in both the professional range, which includes the EOS 1DS Mark II and the amateur range to which the A series belongs. Among other things, the fast processor enables you to start up quickly and has a very fast shutter release and rapid image processing. In fact, this small feature accounts for Canon's manifestly large share of the market. Canon is able to incorporate innovative developments from its range of professional cameras into the amateur range within a short period of time and in doing so, it clearly stands out as an innovator.
Canon A620 - 4x optical zoom lens
In addition to the 7 Megapixels and the DIGIC II processor, the Canon PowerShot A620 is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens (focal range of 35 - 140 mm in a 35mm camera). With this range, you can shoot a close up and in fact, it has practically an all round range. The lens has eight elements in seven groups, is equipped with two aspherical lenses and has a maximum aperture range of f/2.8 (35mm) up to f/4.1 (140mm). The lens's properties have been optimised to reduce chromatic aberrations (such as purple cast) as much as possible.
Canon PowerShot A620 digital camera review
The Canon A620 offers the user typical PowerShot A characteristics, providing a low entry-level and a diverse range of functionalities. We have tested the Canon PowerShot A620 by using it for quite some time. You can read if the camera lives up to its description in practice in the Canon PowerShot A620 digital camera test that follows.
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