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Canon PowerShot A560


Canon PowerShot A560
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot A560 features 7.1MP resolution, 4x optical zoom, and a safety digital zoom when using lower resolution.

It has a large 2.0-in. LCD screen (86,000 pixels), 9-point AiAF auto focus, shutter speed ranging from 15-1/2,000 sec., Program AE, plus easy-to-use Scene Modes. You can record movie clips of approx. 1 hour or 4GB of 640x480 pixels at 30fps.

Selecting High ISO Auto sets the sensitivity to a higher value than the Auto setting. This sets the shutter speed faster, reducing the potential for camera shake or blurry subjects compared with the Auto setting. A Histogram can be displayed in Playback mode.

The A560 conveniently uses 2 AA batteries and can take approx. 140 images per charge using Alkaline batteries or approx. 500 images per charge using rechargeable NiMH batteries.

The Canon PowerShot A560 is an affordable entry-level point-and-shoot digital camera appropriate for first-time users.

For about US $50 more, the Canon PowerShot A570 IS has a 2.5-in (115,000K pixels), full exposure flexibility and optical image stabilization.

Canon PowerShot A560
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot A560US | CAN | UK | BeBit  
  Image Sensor 7.1 Megapixel
1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  Lens Canon  
  Focal Length 5.8-23.2mm (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)  
  Aperture Range F2.6(W)-F5.5(T)  
  Optical Zoom 4x  
  Focusing Range / Macro Normal: 45 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity
Macro: 5–45 cm (2.0 in.–1.5 ft.) (W), 33–45 cm (1.1–1.5 ft.) (T)
  Auto Focus
TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available

Focusing frame: AiAF (Face Detect/9-point)/AF (1-point)

  Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 sec.
- The shutter speed varies depending on the shooting mode.
- Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
  Exposure Control Program AE. AE Lock available  
  Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments  
  Light Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600  
  Shooting Modes

Auto, Manual (Long Shutter mode available), Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium) and Movie (Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact)

  Drive Modes

Single Shooting

Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.7fps (Large/Fine mode)

Self-timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer

  White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom  
  Viewfinder Real-image Zoom Viewfinder  

2.0-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

Approx. 86,000 pixels, Picture coverage 100%

  Storage Media SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard  

1. 2 AA-size alkaline batteries
2. 2 AA-size NiMH batteries NB-3AH (sold separately)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)

Battery Capacity (Fully Charged):

AA-size Alkaline Batteries
- LCD Monitor On : Approx. 140 images (Based on the CIPA standard)
- LCD Monitor Off : Approx. 800 images
- Playback Time : Approx. 9 hours
AA-size NiMH Batteries NB-3AH
- LCD Monitor On : Approx. 500 images (Based on the CIPA standard)
- LCD Monitor Off : Approx. 1200 images
- Playback Time : Approx. 11 hours

  Included Accessories - PowerShot A560
- Memory Card - MMC 16MB
- 2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
- AV Cable AVC-DC300
- Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
- Wrist Strap WS-800
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 91.2 x 64.0 x 43.1 mm /
3.6 x 2.5 x 1.7 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 165 g (5.8 oz.)  
  MSRP US$229.99  

All data is based on Canon’s testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

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