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The Canon PowerShot A couples an 8. Designed with ease of use in mind, the Canon A offers both a range of features that make it approachable to beginners, as well as the ability to exert more control over the photographic process. For the former category of users, there's a fully automatic mode, and a generous selection of thirteen scene modes.
For the latter, you'll find Manual, and Aperture Shutter Priority exposures possible, plus preset, or manual White Balance, and three Metering modes. A VGA-or-below Movie mode captures videos at a maximum of 30 frames per second, for up to one hour or one gigabyte per clip.
For users without a computer or those who like to make quick prints without the hassle of touching their PC , you can bypass the extra step completely, and print directly from the PowerShot A to a Canon, or other PictBridge-enabled printer via the same fast USB connection.
Though it has a relatively large 2. Not only can optical viewfinders help to save battery life by turning off the LCD display, they're also useful when ambient light makes it tough to see many LCDs properly. Power comes from four AA batteries, and Canon includes single-use alkaline disposables in the product bundle. If you don't already have some, you'll want to purchase some rechargeable batteries, and a larger flash card along with the camera.
It seems to me that if you can't find a Canon that matches your requirements, you just haven't looked very carefully. The Canon lineup is so rich with options it's often hard to tell one model from another.
The Canon A might, for example, be easily confused with the A, except it has an 8. Neither of which strike me as a problem. Canon shares my opinion, it seems, because the manual for both models is identical.
Or I should say the "manuals" because you need a set the Basic, the Advanced, the Printing manuals. The A is black while the Canon A is silver, but the bodies are otherwise identical. The Canon A is a classic. And there's some sweet stuff in these bodies, too. A large 2.
Canon has also included an optical viewfinder on the A, which despite its approximate rendering of the scene is indispensable when the glare of the sun makes it impossible to see what's on the LCD.
Although here again, having an LCD you can move independently of the lens means you can often eliminate that glare. As with other A-Series Canons, the A has a grip you can get your hands on thanks to the four AA batteries it uses for power.
Although it's substantial, the grip isn't too fat to keep the Canon A out of your pocket, although I tended to prefer to simply swing it from my wrist so it was ready for action. The Canon A doesn't cheat on exposure options either. There's green Auto for those times when you have other things on your mind, and Program when you want to have at least EV control over exposure.
But there's also Shutter and Aperture Priority modes. And -- drum roll -- a full Manual mode as well. Add a Custom mode to save a special configuration and there's really little you can't do with this digicam. LCD is hinged on the left, all the controls are right under your thumb on the right. The controls and menu system have, by now, evolved into a package that's really comfortable to use once you learn how to play the game.
In Auto, you don't worry about the buttons at all. Shutter and Aperture Priority modes use those arrow keys to adjust their values, too. Manual uses the EV button to toggle between aperture and shutter speed, both adjusted with those same arrow keys. The Mode dial behind the Shutter button is easily checked while you shoot. Note the alignment of the lens, viewfinder and eyepiece on the left. The 2. The big news, however, is that you can swing the Canon A's LCD out from the back of the camera and twist it up or down.
You can even flip it back so it pops right back into the rear panel as if it were an ordinary LCD. Articulated LCD. Beats putting your nose up against the back to see through the optical viewfinder.
To illustrate the amazing angles you can shoot from without even twisting your neck, I set the Canon A's LCD so I could look down at it while the camera poked its nose into the corner of a bookcase where it could see a few titles in Macro mode.
To shoot this shot with an ordinary LCD, you'd have to put your eyeball in line with the back of the camera. You'd be squatting, that is, with your head bent back. But you can fold it back to use like any other digicam.
More typically, you just want to shoot from a lower or higher angle than eye level. After all, everyone knows what things look like from eye level. But drop the Canon A down to floor level, angling the LCD up so you don't have to lie flat on the floor, and you'll get some marvelous shots of children at play in the low-rise world they inhabit.
And when you're straining your neck to look over the crowd in front of you, just raise your arm with the Canon A's LCD angled down to get an unobstructed shot from above.
On of my favorite photo tricks is to shoot at angles other than eye level. An articulated LCD makes this easy to remember and fun to do. I'm sensitive to slow startups and reluctant shutdowns. They actually change my behavior. If they're really slow, I leave the camera behind. If they're annoyingly slow, I leave the power on and hope the thing wakes up from sleep fast.
But I prefer to manage my battery life by shutting down when I won't be taking a shot for a while and turning the camera on just before I want to shoot.
The Canon A is, I'm happy to say, responsive enough that I can do that. I never seemed to miss a shot waiting for it to start up and I certainly never hesitated to shut it down for fear that starting it up again would take too long. Shutter lag is increasingly a thing of the past and the Canon A is responsive here, too.
I didn't happen to shoot any action shots with it, but from the time I decided to press the Shutter button and the actual trip of the shutter were not far from simultaneous. I took the Canon A on two outings. The first was a bike ride up Twin Peaks to shoot my usual cityscapes.
It was an usually clear Fall day, so the A took some fabulous shots, among the best I've gotten there. But one of the things I like to try up there is digital zoom. Canon's digital zoom isn't bad at all, a far cry from the old resamplings that led Dave to warn against ever using it. It may not be quite as satisfying as a few other companies manage you can tell a digital zoom shot from a telephoto one , but don't feel like you have to avoid it.
Maybe it was the clearness of the air, but my shots of very distant objects came out much better than I'm used to. They're flat here nothing Auto Levels can't fix in a mouse click but they fill the frame with detail. You see this particularly in the three-shot sequence that starts at wide angle and includes the rock wall right in front of me.
There just happens to be an accommodating post right there that lets me steady the camera without hauling a tripod up the hill. From that same position, the next shot shows the full telephoto crop. And the last in the sequence shows full digital zoom. That's really quite a range at 16x 4x optical with 4x digital and, as the bridge shots show, on a sunny day you don't need image stabilization to enjoy it.
The other shoot was a walk through the Berkeley on a warm spring afternoon. None of the street scenes enjoyed much reflection or setup time. It was turn and fire, turn and fire. The campus scenes are familiar shots to me but, again, I didn't linger. Nice range of tones, avoiding blown highlights and plugged up shadows.
What's interesting to me about these is that despite the high contrast of the autumn light, I don't see the usual blown highlights and oversaturation common with many consumer digicams. They look very much like what I saw. And I didn't fiddle with the Canon A You'll notice these are all 0.
Now that's a camera. You see a shot you like, you fire it up, compose the scene on the LCD and shoot. Take a second or two to review it, smile and shut it down as you continue on. See two or three things you like, leave it on, compose and shoot. When you get home, take a more careful look on your monitor and be even more pleased with the results.
The Canon A knew what it was doing even when I didn't have time to check. I got great shots with little effort, all the time. It's easy to see why Canon PowerShots continue to be popular. Their design is user friendly and well-built, the pictures are great, and they're easy to shoot. The Canon PowerShot A continues in that tradition of dependability, sporting an 8.
It offers everything from full automatic to full manual exposure control, with a healthy set of Scene modes thrown in to make it easy to bring back great-looking photos from what might otherwise be challenging situations. It has a great movie mode, and its superb lens delivers great sharpness across the frame.
Bottom line, like its brother the A, the Canon A is a classic; just an excellent all-around digital camera, and an easy choice as a Dave's Pick. Canon A Review Tweet Share.
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Quick Links. Download this manual. Table of Contents. Troubleshooting Camera Troubleshooting When the camera is turned on - troubleshooting Shooting Troubleshooting Shooting Movies Troubleshooting Playback Troubleshooting Battery Troubleshooting TV monitor output troubleshooting Page 3 These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
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