Ultimate Camera Durability – Canon A620 Torture Test

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | May 26, 2006      

Last December I dropped a Canon Powershot A620 camera in the snow on a favorite backcountry ski run. We searched but it stayed lost. Today I found the little Canon, sitting on the snow it had melted out of at about 10,000 feet on the side of a Colorado mountain.

Six months later, it works flawlessly.

Yep, we test gear here at WildSnow.com. On purpose or by mistake — it gets done! As for the A620, indeed, highly recommended. Problem is, now we have two. Oh well, there’s always Ebay…

Original A620 review.


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3 Responses to “Ultimate Camera Durability – Canon A620 Torture Test”

  1. Jan Smidek May 26th, 2006 6:06 pm

    Lou, that is plain amazing. You should write Canon about that.

  2. Bob Lee May 27th, 2006 5:24 pm

    Lou, can I get your eBay handle – just so I don’t bid on a Canon A620 that was sitting in a snowbank for a couple of months?

    Just kidding – I love the A700 that I bought recently after reading your review of the A620.

  3. Lou May 27th, 2006 5:40 pm

    He he, try almost SIX months in the snow!

    Seriously, I wouldn’t put it on Ebay, will probably keep it in the family as they are good cameras!

    Man, that A700 looks sweet! Don’t know if I could do without the foldout LCD, however…

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