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Canon PowerShot A560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1387 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and portability are generally positive. The battery and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Views about the sensor and memory are different, while many are less positive about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Powershot A560

 

Has great features but needs more polishing

The MRP of Rs. 14,995 sounds a bit too drastic for a camera like A560, especially considering that the camera is available for under Rs. 11,000 abroad. We couldn't get a street price on this camera, because frankly its not that easily available on the...

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Canon Powershot A560

 

The 7.1 megapixel PowerShot A560 includes nearly all of the imaging advances of the PowerShot A570 IS digital camera. Like its image stabilized A-series sibling, the A560 digital camera features a smooth 4x (35mm-140mm equivalent) zoom lens and a...

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Canon PowerShot A560

 

The PowerShot A560 frees you to capture your precious moments as unforgettable images. Loaded with easy-to-use Canon features, the A560 is made for those who don't want complexity to get in the way of their creativity. A high-quality camera you'll be...

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Canon PowerShot A560

 

Canon's PowerShot A560 is a suitable big brother to the company's lower-end A550. Both models sport the same chunky-but-comfortable design, 7-megapixel sensor, and 4X optical zoom lens. The A560 distinguishes itself from the A550 (and justifies its...

Responsive performance; slightly above-average lens.

Images plagued with artifacts and fringing; extremely noisy at high ISO settings.

This camera's solid performance can help you forget that it doesn't have many bells or whistles.

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Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera - Full Review

 

The Canon A560 is another great little camera from Canon. While classed and priced as an entry-level camera, the A560 takes great, high-resolution shots, has a nice 4x zoom lens, and is quite easy to use. The user interface is clean and uncluttered,...

High resolution with excellent image quality ; Face-detection focus mode is very handy, works well (defaults to 9-point AF if no faces are found) ; 4x zoom lens is longer than many in the category and offers excellent coverage ; Very good exposure...

Documentation comes in two separate booklets, making it a pain to look things up ; While large, LCD resolution is on the low side ; No manual control of aperture or shutter speed ; Slow flash recycle (10 seconds!) ; Continuous mode shooting is on the...

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Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon A series gained in January 2007 a new member with a higher number of megapixels: 7 MP A560. An important improvement is the fact that this model is capable to take 500 shots before the 2xAA batteries rune out. The system now includes...

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"Awesome camera for the price!"

 

I've had this camera for a few years now, and it's still really good! About the redeye, they have a software where you can edit your pictures, including redeye. It takes awesome pictures, just learned about ISO today so I will be playing with that but...

Comfortable in your hand, great pictures

starting to get a little slow, maybe that's just with a lot of use.

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Pretty darn good camera, all things considered.

 

I have had this camera for about 3 1/2 to 4 years now, got it for $160 at Sears and have been very happy with it. Read the entire manual and do some experiementation and it is pretty amazing all the things this camera can do, and do well. Video sound...

Can do lots of things well and is high quality

Lens protector only works part time now

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"Pretty darn good camera, all things considered."

 

I have had this camera for about 3 1/2 to 4 years now, got it for $160 at Sears and have been very happy with it. Read the entire manual and do some experiementation and it is pretty amazing all the things this camera can do, and do well. Video sound...

Can do lots of things well and is high quality.

Lens protector only works part time now.

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"Powershot A560 Lens Error"

 

I received this camera as a gift and it was dropped - lens did not operate after that! Found www.camerasandparts.com to repair it and it is great! They were professional and efficient, courteous and great working with. Recommend!

Easy to operate

Lens error

Product Specifications

The PowerShot A560 frees you to capture your precious moments as unforgettable images. Loaded with easy-to-use Canon features, the A560 is made for those who don't want complexity to get in the way of their creativity. A high-quality camera you'll be proud to own, the A560 has a 7.1 Megapixel CCD, 4x Optical Zoom Lens, DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology and many other impressive features. It's a camera that let's you do more, more easily.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.7in
Height:2.5in
Weight:5.8oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Macro / Portrait mode / Snow

Flash Memory

Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:A560
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-5.5
Max Focal Length:23.2mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Custom Effect / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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