Canon PowerShot A 570 IS Review

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The Canon PowerShot A 570 IS is compact in size, has all the basic features and is relatively easy to operate. It offers Image Stabilization, 7 megapixel high resolution with 4X optical zoom and makes use of 2 AA batteries. It is equipped with DIGIC III technology that ensures high quality images with little or no effort. Its feature set includes full manual controls for customizable settings and automatic face detection technology. Its face detection technology also adjusts focus, exposure and flash automatically. A570 also allows for unlimited continuous shooting. Images are sharp and colorful with little fringing at the edges. Power Shot A570 has an improved focus speed, exposure and white balance. The Canon A570 sports a highly flexible VGA and QVGA movie mode wherein users can choose compact movie mode for saving the overall storage space.

The Canon Power Shot SD 570 IS has an average battery life.  The levels if noise at high ISO may be disappointing for many. Price is one area that requires a special consideration keeping in mind the features and competition. There are some problems with redeye that have to be manually corrected. The users may also experience chromatic aberration while shooting and a slow flash re-charging. The memory card is small and would sincerely require an upgrade for the Canon’s movie mode files that occupies a lot of space. The lens is slow and takes time for setting itself. Besides, there is some noticeable barrel distortion. The Canon A570 IS does not come with rechargeable batteries and charger. The optical zoom finder does not display the details and the Zoom is not continuous.

Overall, the Canon Power Shot SD 570 is a compact, easy to use yet capable camera that results in high quality photos and lives up to the reputation of the Canon Power Shot range.

Product Description

Life doesn’t give you second chances to capture special times. That’s why the elegant Power Shot A570 IS is equipped with Canon’s acclaimed Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake – one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. So now even when you’re zooming in tight you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images. With DIGIC III, you get images of superior quality, the camera functions at top efficiency and battery life is significantly enhanced. What’s more, DIGIC III enables Canon’s newly improved Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Beside stills there’s highly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie that’s perfect for any application. ISO Sensitivity – Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 & 1600 equivalent (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index) White Balance Control – Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater) and Custom Normal Flash Range – 1.5-11 ft./45cm-3.5m (W), 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm-2.2m (T) Macro Flash Range – 1.0-1.5 ft./30-45cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto) Shooting Modes – Auto, Creative P, Av, Tv, M, Image – Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist and Movie Self-Timer – 2 & 10 seconds delay, Custom Continuous Shooting – 1.7 fps Still Image – Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie – AVI (Image Motion JPEG, Audio WAVE) Interface – USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack) Video Out – NTSC/PAL Dimensions – Width 3.52 x Height 2.53 x Depth 1.69 inch (89.5 x 64.3 x 42.8mm) Weight – 6.17 ounces / 175 grams (camera body only)

Technical Details

7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints

DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection technology and Red-eye Correction

Clear, high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD for easy on-camera viewing

ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto to reduce image blur and expand low-light shooting capability

Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading