|To all the shutterbugs out there
||[Aug. 22nd, 2006|10:15 pm]
Is the Canon Powershot A620 a good camera? Is it worth the money?|
It's the camera I'm going to buy when I (finally) save up enough money. I've gotten a lot of positive reviews from friends.
It's a pretty decent price right now on Amazon, but I'm so cheap I don't know if I really want to sink the money into it. I just got a cool camera as a gift last year and have used the heck out of it, so I don't really NEED a new camera.
And I know a new camera won't make my pictures any better, but by lusting after this one I can pretend that it would.
I bought my camera (an HP PhotoSmart 850) refurbished a couple of years ago, and it's had a hard life -- someone dropped it at some point and broke the battery compartment, so I have to duct tape it closed, and there are several cracks in the casing.
It's always had a hard time with certain colors (red, mostly), but over the past 6 months or so, it's gotten to the point that I get maybe one properly exposed shot out of every 3 or 4 I take. The rest are either very dark or very washed out, I'm guessing because the shutter and the flash don't cooperate.
I've taken over 8000 pictures with it, so I can't complain too much that it's dying. I use it a ton, mostly for my eBay inventory.
The big draw for me with the A620 (and the others in that line) is the vari-angle LCD. I can't express how great it would be to be able to point the camera down at the floor to take a picture of the clothing I've laid out without having to stand on my toes and lean over at a bizarre angle so I can see what I'm taking a picture of.
Yeah, so...I'm just waiting for the selling price on eBay (for the a620 or the a610, which I'd settle for) to go down under $150. Which might never happen, but I can hope it'll happen before my camera stops working altogether.
I don't know anything about that camera. I'm too icky feeling to look up the info on it tonight but will tomorrow and give you my thoughts. It's a Canon though, so I'll approve. :D
Thanks, that was a big help - even if I only understood about half of it!
If it's any help, I just bought the A700 for my wife before our Europe trip. She took over 1000 photos. The camera was great.
Was that on one set of batteries? Did you use the screen, or just the viewfinder?
I may have bought the camera, but she's the shutterbug. :) She didn't want the rechargeable batteries this time, too much hassle keeping them plugged in, especially with European power supply. The camera took 2 batteries and she usually carried 2 more and used the screen half the time. Each pair of batteries lasted well over 100 pictures.
2006-08-24 10:41 pm (UTC)
Don't know, but
I have the Canon Powershot SD550 and I love it. ;)
2006-08-24 10:43 pm (UTC)
BTW, this is Charlesmama... LOL