"Certainly another great digicam ... until "E18" strikes"2.5 starson by ficelle
Pros: Great pictures (as with every Canon camera I owned) ; and it's got all the features a non-professionnal photographer needs
Cons: The now famous lens mechanism weakness, coming with every digicam Canon makes
Summary: If Canon officially acknowledges and fixes the problem it's had with every retractable-lens model, I'd love to get an A620, and I would probably rate it 10 instead of 5.
But since all my Canon digicams (a first-generation Digital Elph, then a PowerShot S50) died with the infamous "E18" error message, I am afraid to buy one more.
ALL Canon digicams are subject to this defect (just google "Canon E18" and you'll find out) : the lens mechanism suddenly freezes and the digicam becomes useless. If still under warranty, Canon will replace the whole lens ; if not, getting it fixed is way too expensive and you're only left with your memories of a great but now dead digicam.