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Canon PowerShot A75 3 Megapixels and Smaller

4.1/5 (10 Reviews)


  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution3.3 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens35 - 105 mm
    Digital Zoom3.2x
    Focus TypeAutofocus & Manual Focus
    Focus Range18 in. to Infinity (w)
    Macro Focus Range2 - 18 in. (w) / 10 - 18 in. (t)
    Focal Length5.4 - 16.2 mm
    Camera Resolution3.3 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200 • 1024 x 768
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 120
    Video Speed15 fps
    Max Movie Length180 Seconds
    Video FormatAVI
    Aperture Rangef8/f8 (w/t) - f2.8/f4.8 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed15 - 1/2000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Frames Per Second2.2 Frames
    Memory TypeCompactFlash Card Type I • CompactFlash Card Type II
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal
    Compression TypeJPEG
    File Size (High Res.)1.66 MB (77 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.01 MB (about 12,800 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 50 • 100 • 200 • 400
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    ViewfinderOptical (Through-the-lens)
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.8 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution110,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery Type4 x AA Batteries
    Battery Life800 Images
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Mp3 Built In
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Built-in SpeakerWith Built-in Speaker
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS 9 • Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP
    Width3.98 in.
    Depth1.24 in.
    Height2.52 in.
    Weight0.48 lb.
    Warranty1 Year
    Exterior ColorSilver
    Included Accessories4 x AA Batteries • Software • USB Cable • Video Cable • Hand Strap • 32 MB Memory Card
    Product ID21884389

Product Description

User-friendliness and convenience are high priorities with the PowerShot A75, yet the camera also boasts a 3.2 Megapixel CCD and a host of advanced features. Add to that a winning design, and it's easy to see why this camera is at the top of its class.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yep

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2007

Strengths:    size
battery life
money
amount of pics per second


Weaknesses:    zoom
timer
delay when taking picture
color


Bottom Line:   
i own this camera. its pretty good, but i dropped it on my driveway one day and it survived, just one little crack, and still works. this is a great camera for kids though, and everyone else too cause it is cheap and a nice looking camera by a brand name you can count on

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by george kulik a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2006

Weaknesses:    terrible customer service, broke after warranty ran out sent for repair was charged $100 to fix got back and used for 6 months and camera stopped working again. called customer service was told to send them $75 this time and they would repair again or i could buy a factory reconditioned for $200. would never buy another canon product. junk!!!

Bottom Line:   
seemed like a good camera, easy to use,bought primarily for my girlfriend. easy for her to hold and use. camera worked good until warranty ran out then problems started.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $211.00

Purchased At:   staples

Similar Products Used:   own minolta slr and nikon

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cambece a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2005

Strengths:    Light, Easy to use, Good Quality (if you know how to use it in all lighting situations), lots of modes, Great AF, Quality lens, Lots of settings and adjustments

Weaknesses:    3.2 MP, is a little weak for editing, heavy noise at high ISO, Little accessories, Weak flash, Short optical zoom, Digital zoom makes huge pixalation and noise, some modes will never be used for new photographers

Bottom Line:   
I got this as a X-mas present, it was my first camera. I love it for point and shoot. This camera has never let me down. I think it’s a great first camera or a secondary camera for pros who don’t want to carry there SLR around on vacation. The only problem is that the accessories are all canon specific. There are no third party manufacturers for lenses or flashes

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mrp525 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2005

Strengths:    Outdoor pictures are good.
Battery life is good.
Nice style, good feel.


Weaknesses:    Noisy...makes grinding noises when opening and closing.
Slow focus and shutter lag.
Poor image quality when inside with flash.
Canon service is poor... slow or no communication. Makes excuses rather than repairs.
Plastic parts somewhat flimsy.


Bottom Line:   
Unfortunately I can not be as positive about this camera as the other owners.
Having owned it slightly over a year, I have found it to be noisy, slow to focus (shutter lag)and frequently yielding poor image quality, especially indoors. Often using the flash on inside pictures, I get round circles in the background or on the subject. Sometimes they are worse than at other times. Bottom line, you can't count on this camera. I've owned various Olympus digitals in the past and did not have these problems. I guess I'll go back to Olympus. Canon service offered little support and I purchased the extended warranty ($59 extra). I suspect that there is a design/electronic flaw but service says its dust particles.I can't buy that story.

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Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   best buy

Similar Products Used:   Olympus digitals D200, D300, D460Z



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rpl3000 a Beginner

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2005

Strengths:    great battery life, easy to point and shoot, add-on wide angle and tele lense avialable

Weaknesses:    after a year, i'm getting a bit worried about the battery door falling off. it doesnt seem to close as well as it did when it was new.

Bottom Line:   
I'm a point and shoot type of person and I've used this camera for over a year now. I've had no problems with it or the software. It has many shooting modes, most of which I cannot tell the difference being a beginner. I shoot outdoors type stuff alot and the paroramic mode is fun to use. The software also does a good job of stiching the photos together.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   buydig

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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