4.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 11 x 15-inch prints
4x optical zoom, 9-point AiAF, 13 shooting modes
Large 1.8-inch display; D!GIC Image Processor for faster speed and vibrant colors
Print/Share button for easy direct printing and downloads, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP printers
Stores images on SD or MultiMedia Cards (MMC); powered by 2 AA batteries
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Well, compared to other cameras in the market, it is actually not so little, but is still an excellent buy. The actual trend is very much directed to make digital cameras smaller every time, but nonetheless this one has a good size. It is not one of the tiny little narrow ones, but it is not bulky either. It is narrower than it's older brothers on the "A" series from Canon, because it uses two AA batteries instead of four. It will still fit in your jacket pocket.
Some people call this the Canon "economic" series. I think that is true if you compare them to the Digital Elph series, and this is mostly because of the use of plastic cases and several plastic parts instead of metal. Like one reviewer stated, the tripod mount is made out of plastic, and yes, I don't understand why it is in the corner. If your tripod is very light and the tripod head is small, it might cause the camera to tilt to the side and find it difficult to make it sit straight. To me this is a major flaw...
Let me begin by saying that Canon makes exceptional digital cameras; the best in the market right now. This is because they have always used high quality components since they began manufacturing digital cameras. This one is no exception.
The Axxx series is the successor to the excellent Axx series, with a few very useful upgrades, such as the switch from 4AA to 2AA batteries (with no decrease in camera life!), and the 4x optical zoom.
A510 vs A520 vs SDxxx
First off, the A510 and A520 are identical except for the 3.2 megapixel sensor in the A510 and 4mp on the A520. Today, megapixel ratings are similar to Ghz ratings in the computer world: They used to mean a lot, but with today's cameras, it doesn't mean that much anymore. More megapixels do NOT mean a better image. They mean a larger printable image. In this case, the A510 has a maximum resolution of 2048x1536 pixels, or an 8.5x11 picture. The A520 has a max resolution of 2272x1704 pixels, or a...
I tell ya, every time I use this camera I am happy I bought it. I have yet to learn more about it, so in a nutshell a new-comer to the digital camera world can operate this immediately. It has become my new toy. Downloading the pictures on the computer is a snap and they are terrific. The down side...well, I'm here because I'm looking for a new memory card. The card that comes with it doesn't hold much....10-13 pictures if I remember right. Still....this is one of my best buys for myself!
January 2010 This camera is still good but now I have a bit of criticism. The biggest is the response time when I push the button to take a picture. I push it....wait for it...wait for it...yeah...that's what I mean. It is far too slow before the picture actually is taken. I take pictures of my dogs and you know how fast they move. Action photos...might be a little too late! Could be time to see about an upgrade for myself?
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