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Canon PowerShot A60 3 Megapixels and Smaller
Submitted by Kerby a Casual
Date Reviewed: July 9, 2006
Weaknesses: E 18 error
When I first got this camera I was thrilled! The clarity of the photos I took wer amazing for only being 2.0 megapixels. I was more than happy with my camera for almost three years, untill all of a sudden my shudder started acting up. It either wouldn't close or open and a message saying E18 would appear on the screen. I researched this error and found that it is apparently a common problem in many models of canon cameras....and canon would not take responsibilty for it. They say that it is due to owner misuse or abuse of the camera. I can assure you that I have never been anything but careful with my camera so that really isn't possible. Now my camera is very temperamental and will work only on occassion. Do not by this camera or any other power shot camera. Because of my experience with this camera I will never buy another canon product.
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Type of photography: People
Submitted by Lisa Jochelson a Beginner
Date Reviewed: December 31, 2003
Strengths: Digital zoom, and movies with sound
This camera is an improvement over the last 2.0 megapixel canon I owned. Comes with a higher memory card, however I had bought a bigger one so I was just able to use it in the new camera. The improvement on the digital zoom is wonderful.
Submitted by reptyl4u a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 12, 2003
Strengths: Image quality, weight, cost
Weaknesses: battery life
Big bang for the buck on this one. No need to spend a lot to get a high quality photo. Canon is a top quality product and if for any reason that you do have a problem, their customer service cannot be beat.
Submitted by Lisa a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 10, 2003
Strengths: I love everything about this camera besides it's average lagging shutter speed...to be expected.
Weaknesses: Lagging shutter speed
LCD is easily scratched
Dust/the like easily wedged behind LCD
I am extremelly pleased with this digital camera. After having researched nearly 50 cameras that were disirable to me, this one stood out. I purchased it from a Canon Dealer at a local show, and they were more than eager to help me.
My main concern was whether to get the A60 or bump up to the A70, for the extra optical zoom and MP's. After talking to them, I realised for my purposes I did not need anything larger than a 2MP.
The A60's sleek build and the ability for it to be held very easily was a major thing. I am VERY impressed with this camera, and hope to purchase possibly another Canon when the 5MP come to the price 2MP are.
Price Paid: $379.00
Purchased At: Local Robinson's Cam
Submitted by Jake Richards a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: November 4, 2003
Strengths: -Aperature and shutter priority modes
-Full manual mode
-Flash output adjustability
-Extra lens attachments available
-Excellent auto focus (even in low light)
-Adjustable film ISO speeds
Weaknesses: Battery consumption. Invest in the good rechargeable Ni-MH batteries and charger.
After owning several high end 35mm SLR cameras, I decided to venture into the digital world. I really would haved liked to have bought a digital SLR, but the budget did not allow. Enter the Canon Powershot A60.
With awesome features such as, exposure compensation, control of aperature and shutter speeds, program modes for easy point and shoot and movie mode, the Canon Powershot A60 was the clear choice.
This camera takes great pictures. At only 2.0mp, images are decently sharp (although not comparable to a 5mp camera) and true to colour. I have not printed any photos yet, so I cannot comment on that.
Overall this camera is a great entry level digital with options and flexability so even the most advanced photographer will have fun with it.
Price Paid: $349.00
Purchased At: Futureshop Canada
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