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Canon PowerShot A560 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (OLD MODEL)
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- 7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
- DIGIC III Image Processor; Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction
- High-resolution 2.5-inch LCD for easy on-camera viewing
- 14 Shooting Modes, including 6 Special Scene Modes
- Four movie modes including 30 fps VGA and 60 fps Fast Frame Rate
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.7 fps|
|Display Resolution Maximum||115,000|
|Display Size||2.5 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||1,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||80|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC card|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Focus Description||AiAF TTL 9-point or center|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|ISO Range||Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2|
|Item Dimensions||2.52 x 1.69 x 3.58 inches|
|Item Weight||0.45 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||5 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.6 - F5.5|
|Maximum Focal Length||140 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||3,072|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||15 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||7.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card|
|Shipping Weight||2 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||AA (2) batteries (NiMH recommended)|
|Video Capture Resolution||640 x 480 @ 30/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 60/30/15 fps|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (tunnel)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
From the Manufacturer
PowerShot A560 Highlights
DIGIC III Image Processor With DIGIC III, you get images of superior quality, the camera functions at top efficiency and battery life is significantly enhanced. Whats more, DIGIC III enables Canons newly improved Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter button halfway down, and the PowerShot A560 automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. To keep every face looking bright and natural -- without scary red eyes -- the camera controls exposure settings and flash, so every shot is just what you were shooting for.
DIGIC III features Face Detection AF/AE, which finds multiple faces in the frame and sets the most suitable focus point, when the shutter button is pressed halfway. And an additional new feature, Face Detection FE adjusts the flash, based on a persons face on the screen. Exposure and flash are controlled to ensure proper illumination of both the faces and the overall scene, eliminating the common problem of darkened or overexposed faces.
Red-eye Correction detects and automatically corrects red-eye during playback for both regular and flash photography. In unusual cases where red-eye is not automatically detected, it can easily be corrected manually during playback mode from the LCD screen.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Clear, high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD for easy on-camera viewing The cameras 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether youre shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the cameras menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
Shooting Modes With 14 Shooting Modes, including 6 Special Scene Modes, youre ready for whatever shot comes your way.
- Auto The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
- Manual The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
- Portrait The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
- Landscape For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
- Night Snapshot Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
- Indoor Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
- Kids & Pets Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you wont miss those special shots.
- Movie Shoot in VGA and QVGA (30 fps/15 fps for up to 1 hour or 4GB), Fast Frame Rate (60 fps for up to 1 minute) or QQVGA (15 fps for up to 3 minutes).
- Night Scene For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
- Foliage Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
- Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
- Beach Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
- Fireworks Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
- Aquarium Achieve proper flash-free exposure and natural hues at indoor aquariums. A variety of movie-making options.
A variety of movie-making options Four movie modes including 30 fps VGA and 60 fps Fast Frame Rate. With a highly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie thats perfect for any application. Select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), with frame rates of 30 fps and 15 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 4GB. Also Fast Frame Rate (QVGA; 320 x 240 pixels) recording at 60 fps for up to 1 minute, and Compact Movie Mode (QQVGA; 160 x 120 pixels) recording at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes. The PowerShot A560 also supports the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard, so youll enjoy the fastest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible computer.
Get new batteries anywhere Power on the go with two AA-size batteries. You dont need to worry about running out or recharging batteries. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally.
The complete print solution The PowerShot A560's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A560 Digital Elph to a Canon CP, Selphy or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge-compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).
Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon Selphy Compact Photo Printer.
For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers that allow you to print without a computer in one of two ways: plug your compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied USB interface cable, or simply insert a memory card into the supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high-resolution, borderless images as postcards or 8.5 x 11-inch sheets within minutes.
Compact Photo Printers let you produce versatile, fun 4 x 6-inch postcards, 4 x 8-inch wide greeting cards or credit card size prints in just two easy steps: connect and press/print. Control the printer right from your camera's LCD screen. You get durable, dye-sublimated prints quickly with or without borders.
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Top Customer Reviews
Exasperated with the point-and-shoot market, I finally returned to Canon and decided on the 560. I couldn't be happier! It may not have the highest optical zoom, or the most formats (it makes up for the lack of 3:2 with an overlay that allows you to compose a shot within a 3:2 grid, excellent!), or the most modes (although several of the modes on other brands are so specialized - silly even - that they are worthless). But it has what counts - the most-used settings up front on the dial, excellent color representation, the least flash-fallout of any I tried, and exceptional quality even without image stabilization. And unlike the GE, the face recognition works on pets :) This camera does have a Manual setting that allows customized white balance, metering, color options, and exposure compensation.
I will not be trading this one in!
My sister bought this exact camera and loves it.
Image Quality: Good
This camera, in the ISO 80 and 100 range, takes great photos. In daylight and bright indoor light, it's nice. At ISO 200, some noise pops up and that's due to the tiny image sensor. ISO 400 and above are super noisy. All in all, a decent performance. However, the color misses a bit of saturation and this can easily be fixed by post-processing.
Cheap and plasticky. The zoom rocker is hard to control in fine steps. The buttons are well-placed and easy to push.
This camera is a delight to hold, even for people with larger hands. It has the battery compartment on the right side, so you can really get a hand on it. Wonderful!
100% awesome. It uses cheap SD cards and AA batteries. This means that you will ALWAYS be able to find batteries in a pinch. The importance of this cannot be underestimated! You can also get a cheap set of AA Ni-MH batteries and carry a spare set just in case. The battery life is great. Where this camera falls a little short is in the case department. The grip is nice for the hand, but this won't fit slimline bags, at all!
The camera's BIGGEST flaw and the major reason for losing 2 stars. The screen quality has to be seen to be believed.Read more ›
The good: Big screen -- it's huge compared to many, and very clear. It's easy to use -- easy to use and understand controls, the zoom is in a great place, and the camera is shaped such that it was easy to hold and shoot. It takes 2 "AA" batteries, which is great since they're available everywhere in a pinch, and rechargeable batteries are cheap. Most importantly, the pictures look great.
The downsides: The camera's battery life is okay, but not outstanding, which is probably to be expected in AA batteries. The camera does not come with a case, though Amazon will sell you a Canon case (which I bought) for under $10 at the time of writing. It comes with a memory card, but it's so small that I think they shouldn't bother. In low light, it was pretty slow to autofocus. Once I learn more about the camera, I may be able to get around this. The only average battery life and included accessories (or lack thereof) kept it from getting 5 stars. Both are easy to remedy -- carry spare batteries if you're doing heavy shooting, and buy a case and card(s).
As an aside, while the camera comes with a CD for Windows and Mac, it's not necessary to install the software. I use Debian Linux at home, and even though it's not listed as supported in the manual, I had no trouble retrieving pictures from the camera.
I would definitely buy this again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely pleased with this purchase and the seller was great. Shipment arrived a day early in great condition. Exactly as advertised and works great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JimP
This camera takes excellent images in almost all conditions! Even though I am experienced with manual SLR cameras, I just leave this one in automatic mode and the results are... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gary J Corbett
Arrived exactly as described - I am very pleased with this product.Published 14 months ago by Panduit-OP