Canon PowerShot A570 IS Overview
by Mike Pasini
Review Date: 5/29/07
The Canon PowerShot A570 IS digital camera has a resolution of 7.1 megapixels, and is coupled to a Canon-branded 4x optical zoom lens with image stabilization achieved by moving elements in the optical path. (True “optical image stabilization.”)
The Canon A570 IS body includes a 2.5 inch LCD display with a fairly average 115,000 pixel resolution, along with a real-image optical zoom viewfinder. Other Canon A570IS features include 35mm-equivalent focal lengths ranging from 35 to 140mm, a maximum aperture that varies with focal length from f2.6 at wide-angle to f5.5 at telephoto, nine-point autofocusing, a maximum ISO sensitivity of 1600, three metering modes (evaluative, center-weighted average, and spot), seven white balance modes, plus custom mode, and 12 scene modes.
The A570 IS offers a useful 30 frames-per-second VGA (640×480) video mode with sound in AVI (Motion JPEG) format, and supports SDHC as well as SD/MMC memory cards. The PowerShot A570IS is powered by two AA batteries, and interfaces include USB 2.0 (high-speed), and A/V (NTSC, or PAL) connections.
The Canon A570IS is priced at U.S. $280, and began shipping in March 2007.
Canon PowerShot A570 IS User Report
by Mike Pasini
Intro. As popular as Canon’s compact SD digital ELPHs are, they don’t offer full manual control over the exposure parameters. For that sort of fun, Canon digicam fans fortunately have the A series. And recently Canon has been updating the A series with image stabilization to add to the thrills.
The ELPHs have always had a bit more style than the A series, too, standing on end and packing a small lith-ion battery. But the retro-looking A series, using commonly available AA-sized batteries, offers a grip you can get your hands on.
And when it comes to the features a photographer looks for, the A series doesn’t disappoint. The A570 IS in particular has a lot to offer: Manual mode, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes, a good grip, high ISO and image stabilization, and variable power flash (so you can shoot fill flash).