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Gem
20-12-09, 08:19 PM
I'm a newbie and think this may be a bit of a vague ask but here goes...

I've had a Canon A620 for about 4yrs and have loved using it - I bought it on the back of excellent reviews and recommendations at the the time and have had absolutely no regrets.

Problem - the flip out lcd screen has been 'shot' - my husband took it into work and it returned looking like a black and white veined leaf - not happy.

I had been looking at the Ixus range for a second family camera as well as my A620 but now I don't know what to buy - I may as well buy something to replace the A620.

There are so many reviews out there recommending different Canons that I'm a little confused. I like the different shooting options and have got to know some of the manual features on my A620, love so many of the shots I've taken over the years and would like to continue to learn and develop this knowledge but I am wondering if the G11 is a little too much... but if not the G11 what?

My budget is up to and around the 300 mark.

Some experienced advice would be much appreciated.

Gem

Nigel Atherton
23-12-09, 12:06 PM
If you like the idea of the manual controls of the G11 so you can develop your creativity but think it might be to big and too expensive consider the new Canon Pwershot S90, which fits much of the G11's feature set, including the same sensor and processor, into a much smaller and more affordable camera. It doesn't have a tilt and swivel LCD screen though.

Mike Lowe
11-01-10, 11:36 AM
I'm a newbie and think this may be a bit of a vague ask but here goes...

I've had a Canon A620 for about 4yrs and have loved using it - I bought it on the back of excellent reviews and recommendations at the the time and have had absolutely no regrets.

Problem - the flip out lcd screen has been 'shot' - my husband took it into work and it returned looking like a black and white veined leaf - not happy.

I had been looking at the Ixus range for a second family camera as well as my A620 but now I don't know what to buy - I may as well buy something to replace the A620.

There are so many reviews out there recommending different Canons that I'm a little confused. I like the different shooting options and have got to know some of the manual features on my A620, love so many of the shots I've taken over the years and would like to continue to learn and develop this knowledge but I am wondering if the G11 is a little too much... but if not the G11 what?

My budget is up to and around the 300 mark.

Some experienced advice would be much appreciated.

Gem

Multi-angle screens seem to have been manufactured less and less for compact cameras over the years. Instead larger, more detailed LCD screens with better angles of view have taken pride of place. There are still some compact-like cameras with good multi-angle screens, like the Canon G11, but this is quite a different beast to the A620 based on size alone.

There are cameras with great manual options like Canon's S90 and the Panasonic LX3 will provide good wide-angle optics. However the latter only has a 2.5x optical zoom (24-60mm) and the S90 is 28mm with a 3.8x optical zoom (so 28-107mm), which is wider but not quite as long as the A620's 35-140mm that you were using). Neither mentioned provide multi-angle screens. If you have found that you'd often be using the A620's lens to full extension then you may want to look at something with more zoom, such as the Panasonic TZ7, which should happily fall into your budget.

Depends what the most important feature is that you're looking to 'carry over' really, but one of the above would do you proud, bar the multi-angle screen capability.