James's Camera Collection: Canon Powershot A5

Canon Powershot A5 Japan Other Canon Cameras Company History 35mm cameras
Canon Powershot A5
Camera type: Digital
Approx. dates of manufacture: 1998
Sensor Size: CCD 1/3"
Max Resolution: 1024x768
Memory card: Compact Flash (CF)
Battery: tbd
Approx. original price: $tbd
Approx. street value: Low

Canon makes several series of non-SLR digital cameras; each line of cameras begins with a letter-number designation. The A series is the entry-level tier; they're the least expensive but they also lag in features. The Sx00 Elph series is the most compact. The SX series is mid-tier—larger and more powerful. The G series is the top: it has a lot of the EOS features but lacks interchangable lenses.

My mother's first digital camera (and the first in the family). Nice little guy; she wore it out.

 

 

For more information: Canon Camera Museum

Camera manual: Orphan Cameras.com

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