updated 07:25 am EST, Tue February 1, 2005
Canon PowerShot A520
today announced its new PowerShot A520 compact digital camera with a four megapixel image sensor and a 4x optical zoom. Built to use standard AA batteries, Canon's A-series digital cameras offer comfortably placed controls in a compact form-factor: the new PowerShot A520 model is 13 percent smaller and 10 percent lighter than previous models, while utilizing a new all-glass lens. It now accepts accept SD/MMC media, features a large 1.8-inch LCD screen, and takes up to 300 shots on 2 AA batteries (included). The PowerShot A520 digital camera is equipped with a nine-point AiAF "Smart" autofocus system and 13 shooting modes, is also capable of recording movies with sound for up to three minutes per clip, and features an improved self-timer and review mode. It will ship in March for $300 with a 16MB MMC card.