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I could access them in full manual mode and in Shutter Priority mode, but in Aperture Priority and auto Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain, 1 second was the longest exposure the camera seemed capable of. I couldn't find this documented in the manual, but it's possible I missed it. According to the manual, at wide apertures the fastest settable shutter speeds drop. At the full telephoto Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain at f4. I've been told that the camera uses an iris type shutter and it can operate faster at smaller openings. If this is correct then it explains why maximum shutter speeds are lower at wider apertures.

Lens aperture can vary from f2.

At full telephoto, apertures can range from f4. The shooting conditions where these small apertures may be used isn't described at all. I'd have to guess maybe in very bright light if you set the ISO to ? This can Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain a little confusing until you read the manual - and it's not crystal clear even when you have! Shooting modes include one-shot, continuous shooting, a fixed 10 or 2 secind self timer and a self timer mode that you can set anywhere from 1 to 30 seconds.


Focus I have Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain real way Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain quantifying AF performance and accuracy except to say I had no problems with it. Even at full zoom in normal indoor room light, AF was fast and positive with no hunting. You can select auto 9 zone "smart" AF, where the camera choses one of more zones for focus, or you can select the center zone. A neat twist is a 3rd mode where you can move a fixed AF zone to wherever you want it on the screen as long as it's in the mid part of the screen which the multiple AF zones cover. In "Auto" mode you can't see what ISO setting was used either in record or playback modes.

The "auto" ISO mode seems to hang on to slow settings for all it's Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain, even when it causes the shutter speed to drop below that at which the camera can be handheld without risking image blur due to shake. If you want to force the camera to use the fastest shutter speed you should manually set ISOthough this can only be done in the P, Av, TV and M modes in all "fully auto" scene and programmed modes ISO is also set to "auto" Shooting Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain Primary shooting modes are set using a control dial just like on the EOS 20Dnot via menus and buttons.

The A has the usual Canon "creative" modes - Program AE the camera picks shutter speed and apertureShutter Priority you set shutter speed, the camera sets apertureAperture Priority you set aperture and the camera sets shutter speed, and Manual you set both shutter speed and aperture. There are also settings for movies, stitching panoramas and the "My colors" feature see below.

PowerShot A520

Movie Modes The Powershot A has multiple movie modes and resolutions. With a fast SD memory card you can shoot continuously until the card is full 1GB maximum. At 30 fps you can record just over 8 minutes of X video on a 1GB card. The controls are logically placed and easily accessed and the handgrip provides stability and balance. Evaluative, Spot, and Center-weighted Exposure compensation: Yes— automatic on exposures longer than 1 second Flash: Auto, On fillred-eye reduction, and slow synch in night scene mode only. He works in the business selling new and used photographic equipment so we can almost always come up with something new to play with. Between us we have almost fifty years of hands on experience with hundreds of cameras digital and filmscores of optics zooms and primesdozens Canon PowerShot A520 Camera Twain flash units, and a ton of filters, tripods, and assorted esoteric imaging accessories.

Cameras today are more likely to record images digitally than on film and they offer features that veteran photographers like me only dreamed about, back in the day. When my friend snagged a Canon Powershot A, we were both anxious to put it through its paces.

Canon Powershot A Review - Bob Atkins Photography

This test allows us to check color accuracy and White Balance and compare results from camera to camera. Temperatures were in the low sixties, blue skies with wispy white clouds, and lovely oblique early afternoon light.


Our first destination was the scenic loop in Cherokee Park. We parked just down the hill from the statue of Daniel Boone near the top of the scenic loop and walked into the woods.

The park was positively swarming with runners, skaters, bikers, and dog walkers out enjoying the gorgeous weather. We took a break at the Twig And Leaf Restaurant on the way.

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