52 Cameras: Camera 54 part 2 – Canon A520

I like not being under the camera-a-week time pressure. The button battery had gone dead so I missed a lot of shots fiddling with the date every time I turned it on. I had the luxury of getting a battery and taking the camera with me for another week.

An early macro shot.  I blew it out with the flash but some tweaks on the levels and it looks like I did it on purpose.

An early macro shot. I blew it out with the flash but some tweaks on the levels and it looks like I did it on purpose.

Me and Zoe the wonder cat in the new digs.  Photo by M.

Me and Zoe the wonder cat in the new digs. Photo by M.

Purrfect focus on this shot of Jem bathing.

Purrfect focus on this shot of Jem bathing.

100% crop of a macro shot of a burr.

100% crop of a macro shot of a burr.

Mountain of recycables at the Santa Fe transfer station (100% crop).

Mountain of recycables at the Santa Fe transfer station (100% crop).

And a mountain of tires.

And a mountain of tires.

I messed up and used "postcard" mode.  1600X1200 and date/time stamp.  I was trying to get the shot and protect the 60D from the rain.

I messed up and used “postcard” mode. 1600X1200 and date/time stamp. I was trying to get the shot and protect the 60D from the rain.

I don’t know that I’d seek this camera out as a keeper but for small prints and digital work, it’s nice. Native resolution is 2272X1704. The effects, sepia, B&W, etc. are just OK. Manual controls, including focus, are great.