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Old Sep 30, 2005, 6:19 AM   #11
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Here's a question...the S80 will share some of the technology of the A620, it will be faster than the S70...but I believe it shares the same lens, so I would assume the image quality should be the same, or am I missing something?Thanks
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 6:22 AM   #12
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Thanks so much for posting the first review of the A620! The writer seems to be quite knowledgable and I'm inclined to trust his opinion. I'm tempted to preorder from Amazon (whom I trust) rather than one of the other dealers despite their somewhat lower cost and promises of fast delivery.However, I'm getting some mixed messages about their probable delivery date. I can wait for a couple of weeks but I'd rather not wait for a month. If I do that I'll miss the opportunity of doing any autumn photography as the season passes very quickly here in the Pacific Northwest. I'll have to decide shortly as a good rain and windstorm will bring the leaves down overnight and I'll miss my chance completely. Oh well, that's life in the big city.
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 9:34 AM   #13
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For what it's worth, I spotted the A620 on display at Best Buy last night. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to find a salesperson to ask if they had any in stock. It looks great and is definitely on my want-to-buy list.
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Old Oct 2, 2005, 5:34 AM   #14
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Update: Well, I took the plunge and ordered the A620 from Amazon. Despite what I've read in several forums they did estimate the arrival date as being on Oct. 12 (w/2 day shipping) rather than in Nov. so I'm prettyhappy with that.
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Old Oct 3, 2005, 5:32 AM   #15
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http://www.lesnumeriques.com/article-207-690-1.html

a french (p)review,

very satisfied with it but stabilyser missing and a problem with

the video really blurry (sorry for my frenchaccent), canon is going to sent them

anotherunit to see if the problemwas only with thecam used for the test.



http://www.lesnumeriques.com/duels.p...2=186&ph=2




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Old Oct 3, 2005, 7:35 AM   #16
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I've seen that French review posted twice. I gotta point out that the "stabilizer" isn't missing. It was never there. I don't miss it at all. The camera has a very fast lens at telephoto, compared to the other compacts I've seen. And I can tell you that the ISO400 setting is excellent, noise well controlled.
Other questions here about shot-to-shot. This camera is VERY fast. By my unscientific method s-t-s is below 1 second. Shutter lag is almost non-existent. Flash recycle is also very fast. Suffice to say, if you take a photo of Junior starting down the slide, you'll be ready when his momma falls on her fanny trying to catch him.
I'm pretty sure this lens is faster than the lens for the S80. It is certainly bigger. While the A620 is a bit larger and heavier, it still fits my shirt pocket.
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Old Oct 3, 2005, 3:51 PM   #17
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Could you pleaseupload a video somewhere?

andmaybe post3 shots at 1/25s400 iso without tripod, indoor, without flash,

at 2.8, 5.6 and 8 or simply wide angle , mid telefoto and full telefoto?

what I see here:

http://www.lesnumeriques.com/duels.p...2=60&ph=16

stabilising system is a plus, fz30 makeclearly a sharper photo,

If canonput a stabiliser onan hypotheticA630 did anybody say NO!




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Old Oct 5, 2005, 8:00 PM   #18
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Those macro photos are laughable. The A620 is not focused, probably because they did not set focus to the central square, a must for macro, and they used aperture of f2.8. My guess is they did the shot in full auto rather than program mode, which forces the camera to use the AiAF system. I've done macro with my A620. I came almost close enough to damage the lens before I realized it. And the focus is spot on.
Here's one you can find on another forum, a noise test of the A620. The speed is not 1/25 second. It's 4/10 second. Will that do? Lots more shake and noise potential.
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=15300312

Oh, by the way, what is the macro distance of that other camera, about 20 centimeters? Looks like it. The A620 can get down to 1 centimeter.
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Old Oct 6, 2005, 4:35 PM   #19
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Hello There,

I just found 3 positive customer reviews of the A620. Mine will be delivered either later today or tomorrow.



http://cnet.nytimes.com/Canon_PowerS...7.html?tag=tab

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Old Oct 6, 2005, 5:58 PM   #20
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The A620/A610 brochure is now available. See the download link at the top of the page. http://www4.canon-asia.com/index.cfm...a610#accessory

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