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To all the shutterbugs out there [Aug. 22nd, 2006|10:15 pm]
spinthemoon
Is the Canon Powershot A620 a good camera? Is it worth the money?
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-08-23 03:50 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-08-25 04:33 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-08-25 05:00 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-08-25 05:05 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-08-23 03:52 am (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: jespere
2006-08-23 06:21 am (UTC)
www.dpreview.com
See what they have to say :)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-08-25 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, that was a big help - even if I only understood about half of it!
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[User Picture]From: sphyr
2006-08-23 07:46 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-08-25 04:31 am (UTC)
Was that on one set of batteries? Did you use the screen, or just the viewfinder?
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[User Picture]From: sphyr
2006-08-26 01:36 pm (UTC)
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.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-08-24 10:41 pm (UTC)

Don't know, but

I have the Canon Powershot SD550 and I love it. ;)

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11075067&search=canon%20sd450&Sp=S&Mo=116&cm_re=1-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&N=0&whse=&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=All&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=canon%20sd450&Ntt=canon%20sd450&No=13&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-08-24 10:43 pm (UTC)

Crap

BTW, this is Charlesmama... LOL
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