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Canon - PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 821 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes good photos, nice small size.

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    LowerEastSider
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    I looked at much more expensive cameras but settled on this one because it generally had good reviews and was just small enough to fit into a pocket. I did not want to spend a lot of money on something that could get damaged, dropped or stolen. The picture quality is above average without a lot of graininess or artifacts. Even when zoomed-in to a reasonable level on a large screen monitor, most photos look very detailed. And, the colors are quite pleasing and natural looking. It is best at taking still photos. That being said, when I set the camera in burst mode, I was able to get some decent shots at a recent bike race. But there are better cameras with faster lenses if you plan on taking a lot of action shots. The "P" mode offers some controls for things like exposure level and white balance. But this is a camera designed primarily for automatic use. There is no function dial, so you must go into the menus to make changes to the settings. The camera does a better than average job of taking good photos using the auto mode. And, even in the program mode, it still operates mostly automatically. The 25X zoom range is certainly more than adequate for most users. This is not one of those cameras that amazes you with it's shot to shot speed. But for most people it is more than adequate. You will not feel like you have a "brick" in your pocket or purse with this camera. It is quite lightweight and not too long or wide. The next most expensive Cannon model offers better performance, but it is (in my opinion) simply too large and heavy to tuck in a pocket. I bought a small canvas case that I hook to my belt. This keeps the camera protected and it is always ready for use. This camera is a good value for someone who is not a "camera person" but wants pleasing, lifelike photos. You could spend additional money and get more features, but not necessarily better quality photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Was just okay.

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    BattyFoto
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    First let me say this. This camera is nice and good for this price range, which is why it has 4 stars and I would recommend it.... If you can get past the following points... **Please note though, the whole purpose of this purchase was for a higher megapixel camera that could give me crisp macro (close up) photos of my artwork. That being said, here's my opinion: 1. This camera is tiny! Think almost flip phone size, which makes it very awkward and hard to grip right with average adult hands. 2. Very impressive zoom photos. I used it to take exterior detail photos for an insurance claim. When I took 2nd floor photos of the details around windows, you would have thought they were first floor! So it did what I needed it to there. 3. No cords come with it. You take the battery out to charge it using a plug in adapter. 4. I ended up not being able to get it to connect to my laptop at all, so I just took the memory card out each time. This was a let down. 5. Cannon menus are a bit confusing to me. My son has a T5, which I tried to use a few times before and couldn't get the hang of things. Beginners be careful and really read the manual and try how to videos online. 6. There's a clicking noise it makes. It's the small metal pieces making up the lense protector. So when it's closed/off, for some reason mine made noises when I moved it around. Just an annoyance. 7. Okay here's the main reason I took it back. The closer shots were not as impressive as I expected per the many reviews saying it's good for that. I'm sure it's better than average though. However, in my case, I need really detailed photos of my artwork to be able to make prints of good quality. This did not deliver. Now, I might have been expecting way too much for a $200 range camera, but I was just going by other's opinions. So there ya go. This is just MY humble opinion also lol. I would call myself a hobbiest photographer. Not an expert, but more than a beginner. Thank you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good.

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    TexasFlyer
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    I'm glad I bought it but it has a few issues. The battery did not last very long and stopped charging after one charge. It told me it wasn't a real Canon battery. That was problematic because I bought it just prior to going on vacation to have a better camera than my IPhone 7. I found two aftermarket batteries and a car charger on the road and they worked so well, I really only needed one. It is a much better camera, than the IPhone 7, but my biggest disappointment was my inability to get decent photos of the stars and moon in the desert sky. I tried every setting for hours and hours. Vibrant is a little too "vibrant" It will take a woman's face from "discreet" to saloon hooker. LOL. The Zoom feature was the best part. For my taste, it has a few too many artsy settings to throw fairy dust on your photo but I guess to each his own. I guess the sad part is that I will probably need to run all my vacation photos--- (600) through a photo app or software before I post them. But they are good photos to start with. But my wife just bout an IPhone 8 and it takes a better standard picture than this camera if you don't need zoom and 20mp density photos. The other nice thing is that adding another 600 photos to my IPhone might start giving me memory issues, at least with cloud back up. So I am glad I bought it, but will use it for the zoom feature in the outdoors mostly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Look for a different camera

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    Howie
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    I bought this to replace an older like model. What a disappointment. If this is suppose to be an improved model, it's a joke. To power the camera up, you have to try and push the little power button on top. I had to use my finger nail to push the recessed button down. They eliminated the auto flash like the older model had. So if you are taking pictures and the sensors decide you need a flash, you leave your shot, twist the camera sideways to find the little slide button then you raise the flash by using your fingernail to push the tiny little recessed button on the left side.to pop the flash up. Then you go back to your shot. The other buttons on the screen side are close together and recessed. You have to be right on to push them or you will push the wrong one. The dial around the Func set button is small and when you attempt to push on the outside ring, there's a good chance you will also hit the func set button that you didn't want to push. There are 4 buttons around that dial that are also recessed and close together. Not easy to use. The door on the right side which you open to get to the HDMI cable hook ups is held by two little plastic strips which I have a feeling would not last that long. Very dissatisfied with this camera and will return it to BB. I will not spend this amount of money on what appears to be a cheaply made product and without much thought in designing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Creative Beginners Photos

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    Godsvessel3
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    The Canon - PowerShot SX620 HS 20.2-Megapixel Digital Camera is great if you are new to photography like me. It takes really sharp 1080p pictures/video, its also small enough to travel with and fits very easily into your purse, pocket or backpack. It's very easy to follow the instruction manual, clean and very easy to use. You can also connect very easily to your wireless devices like your mobile phone, tablet, computer and printer. You can also insert a micro SDX photo card to store all of your great videos/pictures with out it eating up all your data space like on your phone. Overall this makes a great gift for that special someone and it's budget friendly. However you choose to use this wonderful camera make sure you capture what inspires you and have lots of fun creating new memories. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No USB cable, storage case or decent memory card

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    iAppleNovice
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    I was told by the BB sales rep that all the cameras come with a USB cable to transfer photos. Well, this camera does not. I ordered one on Amazon for $5. How am I suppose to transfer photos if I am at someone's home or a location when wifi or removing the memory card is not an option? You will need the cable. The free memory card is to small to be practical. The SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB SDXC is not stocked at the BB store. Available for half the price at Amazon. That is the best card for this camera. (the micro card is to slow). BB would not give credit toward a better memory card. The free card is a wasted product. Finally, no storage or travel case. So, after you buy this camera you need a transfer cable, better memory card and travel/purse case. I would not give this as a gift because it is not a complete package. More a fault of Canon than BB. What's next? Charging extra for a battery charger? I don't like the pop-up flash. That is obsolescence engineered into the camera. It is an expensive camera and yes, it does take fantastic pictures after a lot of practice. You must practice before that special event.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm so glad I purchased this one

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    dsmithcpi
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    I love the color! It is very small compared to my old Power Shot. I was shocked at first. I have arthritis and I was afraid it would be difficult to hold, but it wasn't. I'm an amateur with cameras. I didn't read the manual before using it on a recent vacation, yet it was user friendly for taking basic photos. The battery is a chargeable battery. It doesn't come charged out of the box, so be prepared to have time to charge it. (I learned the hard way - I took it on vacation still in the box.) Also, it is a USB charger. I tried to use it via my cell phone wall adapter, but it didn't work. I had to charge it via my laptop. One difference is my old one had view finder to look through and a screen - this one only has a screen. I keep forgetting - annoying! Another difference is the pop-up flash. It helps me remember it's on. One disadvantage is the buttons are small - tiny really - hard for me to read. You have to purchase a memory card separately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a beginner!

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    LadyElla
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    I have wanted a good camera for a long time. I have been down the road taking pictures with tablets and my phone. This little camera is only as complicated as you want it to be. The photos are clear and crisp and it is easy to operate. I am not a photographer at all but with this camera that doesn't matter. Playback of photos is easy and there are many features that can be used to enhance your photos. I have not done this yet but my photos can be transferred from my camera to my computer using a Micro USB Memory Card Reader. This is an easy process and when the photos are in my computer I can print them out on photo paper. Overall, I would recommend this camera to anyone desiring a camera which is highly functional and yet easy to use! Thank you Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good buy BUT not perfect

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    EddieA
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    This camera not only looks good and is very compact, but takes good pictures, at least good enough for a regular guy and not a pro-photographer. The best price and features for this type of camera, it has a 1/2.3" sensor, which is standard for cameras around this price, it records in HD which is a plus, I think the way the flash works on this camera is very convenient, if you want flash then you pop out the flash with a button on the side of the camera, you don't have to click on the menu, scroll down, select flash, etc etc. It is very easy to use, the only complaint I have is that the screen is a little blurry to me, the specs say that it is a High Resolution screen but it is not, it looks high resolution when the pictures are reviewed on the camera but not while focusing, so it is a bit misleading. Great buy for a point and shoot camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and convenient

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    pnIel414
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    It’s been to Iceland, Denmark and Norway and given us great photos. I specifically bought this model for it’s metal body. Have used Canon pocket cameras for years and always found them convenient and reliable. The only issue I have with this model is having less control or options on the flash. There is no longer a feature for constant on flash, that I sometimes want for fill, and I sometimes have to “cheat” the reading to get it. Other models had a constant on flash setting - maybe this does too, and I haven’t found it yet! Movie setting is also different and took some adjusting from previous models. But overall, a hardy little camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good features for the $$ - problems after 10 days

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    Fred
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    I bought this camera a couple of weeks ago. After taking about 200 pictures (on my vacation to Europe) - one day it failed to open. The small lens cover pieces that fold back to open the lens no longer open. So, now the screen is black only shows a slight diagonal white line. I only had the camera for 10 days at this point. This seems like a flimsy design. I was careful with it and carried the camera in a padded carring case too. I plan to return it to Best Buy after I return home from my vacation. JUNK! The photos from my iPhone are just as good or better and phone/camera is easier to use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Crisp, Clear GREAT BUY

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    Geeksforlife
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    Love this camera, fairly easy to navigate and pictures are BEAUTIFUL. I'm using this to take photos of real estate listings and pics are coming out great. My only issue and the reason for the 4 star, is that the flash when on auto, seems to be interpreting "sunlight" in a room as bright enough, but the problem is, it won't flash and the pics come out dark. If I force a flash, pic comes out perfect(opposite of what you would think) but I find this annoying. Overall GREAT buy, excellent quality product and photos, easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little travel camera

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    Yoper
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    I bought this to replace my beloved PowerShot SX260 HS after I accidentally scratched its lens. (so sad) This appeared to have all the same qualities I liked about the SX260 so I went with this model. I was hoping I could use my battery from the old camera as a back up, but the newer model is smaller, and not just the battery, overall it is a bit smaller camera. It fits nicely in a pocket and is lightweight making it great for travel and hiking. I am still familiarizing myself with the features and how to find them as the set up is a bit different. So far I have had nice sharp photos with a few that have been blurry, that may just be me, I will have to experiment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A lot of Camera in a small package

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    LarryW
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    The Power shot SX620 is a true HD video and HiDef still camera in a small package . It has a large 1 7/8 x 2 5/8 rear display and manual pop-up flash. The Rechargeable 1250 mAh battery lasts thru more than 90 mins of Hi-def recorded video and 175 plus pictures and takes about 2 hours to recharge with the supplied charger. Spare Canon (original) batteries run about 50 dollars. The zoom lens is up close and personal to a staggering 25X zoom. I Use the San Disk Ultra Plus SDHC UHS-I memory card which is usually on sale for less than $20.00. Download your pictures and video via the included micro USB to USB cable or wirelessly to your local computer or printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4-1/2 stars. Amazing tiny camera.

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    Anonymous
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    Does everything great. I recall reading a one-star review that complained about having to use fingernails to operate this. Yes, the controls are small, but perhaps that reviewer would prefer lugging around the Fuji I am replacing that weighed multiple pounds, had no video, would not fit in my pocket and still had small dials and knobs. My 64 year old male stubby fingers had no problem operating this camera. My only complaint is that full video tended to have too many artifacts, so I had to use lower resolution settings, which is why I would like to deduct one-half star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Camera

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    LilDee
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    This point and shoot camera works great. I am not an expert when it comes to picture-taking, but feel like one with this camera. It takes great pictures and with the flash feature the pictures taken in low light areas come out great. The 25x optical zoom feature is what I desired. I was at the zoo recently and took great photos as if I was standing very close to the animals and would not have been able to do so without the zoom feature. So far I have only recorded once and the video was not bad. I had to purchase a memory card for saving pictures and videos. That was no biggie. I am very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing zoom- bought for trip to Italy

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    NEOhio
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    I had to replace my Sony point and shoot after it died after a few years of heavy use. The Canon had similar specs and was on sale. The image stability made for great zoom shots- I was able to handhold the camera at the max zoom and the shots were very sharp. This was very handy in Italy for taking distant photos of details at the Vatican and other locations. Don't buy this for indoor sporting events as the max aperture doesn't allow a high enough shutter speed. The wireless photo transfer is very easy and works great. No cables! No regrets with buying this point and shoot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving it So Far

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    AandJ091108
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    I have had this camera for a few weeks and have loved it so far! The zoom is great! My pictures have come out crystal clear, even when my kids are moving as I take them! It is certainly not a professional camera, I have one of those too, but is great for travel! I bought this camera primarily to take on vacations when my other camera is too big and bulky. The size of this one is perfect and the features are great for what I need! I have figured out how to post pictures to Facebook from the camera which is a cool little feature! My friends have all asked which camera I have after seeing those pics as they have come out so clear! So far I love this camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for beginner

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    DNurmi
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    Bought this camera since I was taking my kids to The Bronx Zoo. The camera worked amazing. Zoomed in and took really clear shots. Only issues I had was occasionally it would take awhile to get the camera to focus when using the zoom. Is definitely going to be perfect to use for any family gathering or events. The battery also stayed full for the 6 hours we were at the zoo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal zoom on such a tiny camera

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    NeNe
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    Phenomenal zoom on such a tiny camera. I had an older model of a camera similar to this with the zoom that did not go quite as far. I purchased this camera to bring on the trip with me and I am so glad that I had it. I was able to take in zoom in to a statue that was across a bad day for me and I was able to tell what the statue was the picture came out great. I would recommend this camera to anybody looking for a whole lot of power in a tiny little package

    I would recommend this to a friend