The Good High-speed burst mode; versatile manual and automatic controls; impressive image quality; high-quality video capture.
The Bad Moderate shutter lag; no TIFF option; not very compact.
The Bottom Line The high-speed capture, very good image quality, and manual exposure controls of this low-cost Canon will appeal to snapshot photographers who like to get creative.
Canon PowerShot A75
If you want to smoke the competition by going from 0 to 11 frames in less than 6 seconds, you'll be delighted by the high-speed burst mode of this replacement for the popular PowerShot A70. Canon kept all the good stuff intact, including the 3X optical zoom, the versatile manual and automatic controls, and the above-average image quality, while providing a larger LCD, improved autofocus, significant ergonomic improvements, and handy scene presets for the most common shooting situations. At 11 ounces, the Canon PowerShot A75 is a bit large and chunky compared to many other 3.2-megapixel point-and-shoot cameras, but your hand fits comfortably around its handgrip. With an index finger resting on the shutter release or the concentrically mounted zoom lever, your thumb settles easily into a recess on the back of the camera, within reach of the other frequently accessed controls. The top-mounted power button is easy to find when you need it and not readily pressed by mistake.
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