Buyer’s Guide to the Canon A620 Digital Camera

Most folks today own digital cameras. They are more cost effective over their old 35 mm camera counterparts even though the up front cost of a digital camera is higher than a film camera.

Digital cameras offer options to delete and/or only choose photos you want to print or process. No more paying for those blurry shots or those accidental finger in front of lens shots. How many of those do we all have in our photo albums? One is too many.

Shopping for a digital camera can be confusing and even scouring the internet for reviews and brands will leave you lost when you don’t remember where you even started.

The Canon Powershot A620 camera has enough features to grow into and learn while using features that you already have used in the past with other digital cameras. That means that even the most novice of photographers will appreciate the added features lacking in many older models. The ability to learn new features and grow into the camera makes this one the perfect choice for the family camera. It’s sleek design and the ease of comfortable handling puts it ahead of some of the other digital cameras on the market today.

This camera has a price range right around $300 but with online deals and sales, it can be had for about $225 at some online retailers. This is a great price for the features included and you will have this camera for quite a long time, a few years, making it very cost effective over time.


This camera features 7.1 MP and 4x optical zoom. Set on the superfine setting, you can enlarge photos to 15×20 inch. How great would it be to be able to enlarge your kids to poster size or an especially great vacation photo to display on your wall. This camera can do that!

The 2 inch LCD display makes lining up your shots a snap. It’s large enough to be seen comfortably without overtaking room needed to hang on to the camera. It is also movable so that taking overhead shots is easy as is around corners.

This also has a movie feature. Up to 60 frames per second, this is not dvd quality but it’s certainly able to get those birthday parties or baseball home runs! The camera comes with the RCA cables needed to hook up to your VCR/DVD player to play movies back on your television. You could also burn them to DVD and send them to loved ones.

There are 20, count them, 20 shooting modes on this camera. Amazing for a camera in this price range and, as stated a couple times already, something to learn and grow into. These include Auto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids and Pets, Night Snapshot), My Colors, Stitch Assist, and Movie.

In addition to the 20 modes, this also comes with 5 photo effects. Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black and White. Experiment with these to take unconventional photos and you’ll likely be suprised at your own photo taking skills.

It uses 4 AA batteries and will not need a battery change for about 400 pictures and playbacks. Using rechargable batteries only adds to the value that this camera holds.

You will need a SD card for this camera as it has no onboard memory. If you are a digital camera owner already, you probably have a few memory cards.

Next time you are in the market for a new digital camera, consider the Canon Powershot A620. Features, price, and the ability to grow into the features makes this camera a top contender for your money!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

× 1 = nine