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Dennis Hissink : October 2nd 2005 - 15:00 CET

Canon Powershot A520 receives a DIWA Gold Award


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DIWA AwardsCanon Powershot A520 receives a DIWA Gold Award : DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, has the pleasure of announcing a DIWA Gold Award to the Canon Powershot A520 digital compact amateur camera. Exceeding the demands from average family photographers, the A520 features 4x megapixel resolution, more than adequate for large printouts, a 4x optical zoom lens with Glass moulded optical elements (Gmo) for compact design and a robust and user friendly camera body. Improved viewfinder construction, zoom coupled flash, 9-points AiAF auto focus, 20 optimised scene selections and VGA movie capabilities, add value to this exciting camera.
Canon Powershot A520 receives a DIWA Gold AwardDIWA Awards - Kai Thon
Kai Thon, DIWA’s test manager, says: “Not long ago, cameras like the Powershot A520 would be classified as an advanced camera with outstanding performance. Now, even newcomers can enjoy advanced digital technologies in a smart and handy camera body. DIWA experts from Europe and USA were delighted to find that the A520 provides amazing qualities at a remarkably low price”. The Canon Powershot A520 proves that size matters.

DIWA - Experts conclusion
Compared to smaller mini cameras, the Canon A520 outperforms most of them, first of all because of a more ergonomic design that allows stable handheld shooting and comfortable handling. It also gives room for a more powerful flash, an optical viewfinder, a 1.8” LCD-screen and a long-range AF lamp. Furthermore, the A520 features easy download and printing via a convenient Print/Share button, Canon’s advanced iSAPS exposure, focus and white balance system and the fast DIGIC image processor that allows eight burst shots at 1.9 fps and VGA movie.

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DIWA experts who have run the Canon Powershot A520 through their merciless testing procedure, all concluded that it is one of the best digital compact cameras available, both by means of performance, handling, available accessories and value for money. The averaged score from the various reviews was well above the limit for a DIWA Gold Award.

About DIWA
The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging. DIWA harnesses the collective talent and expertise of its members, resulting in industry awards that command unparalleled confidence and value, both for consumers and the industry, alike. DIWA awards come in the form of bronze, silver and gold medals for various product categories.

Unique bullet-proof test scoring procedure
DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product. A very detailed and comprehensive standardized scoring procedure is employed, tailored carefully for each category of product. Multiple testing eliminates the chance of an isolated, unrepresentative product sample or test error, or even hidden bias, from affecting the trustworthiness of the overall result.

Awards throughout the year
DIWA is also unique in its policy in issuing awards for deserving products throughout the year, culminating in an annual best of the year Platinum medal awards in all product categories.

DIWA Awards members:
- Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
- Denmark: www.digitalmagasinet.dk
- Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
- Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
- Norway: www.digit.no
- Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
- Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
- Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
- Turkey: www.diginorm.com.tr
- United Kingdom: www.photographyblog.com
- United States: www.steves-digicams.com

The DIWA multi-lingual Web site
At the heart of the DIWA organisation is its multi-lingual Web site, www.diwa-awards.com, where you can find links to the latest reviews published by DIWA member publications. The site also archives DIWA awards and is designed to aid consumers in their choice of imaging products. For further information about DIWA please visit our Web site - http://www.diwa-awards.com - or email us at info@diwa-awards.com.





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