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Canon PowerShot A570 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2287 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and portability are generally positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback, but the sensor and features get negative opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the contrast and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A570 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Powershot A570IS


If you managed to catch the Canon A560 review I did a couple of weeks back, you'd notice me mentioning that the camera seemed so incomplete without image stabilization. Now with the A570IS in my grasp featuring everything that the A560 had to offer,...

Anyway you look at it, the A570 is an excellent camera. It fills all the missing gaps in the lesser models to make a very strong mid-range camera. Though I personally think that the MRP of Rs. 16,990 is kind of an overkill, I think at the street price...

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Canon PowerShot A570 IS


Over the years Canon's A series of budget priced compact cameras has grown to a considerable line-up of now nine models, developing along the way from simple 'point and shoot' entry-level models into fully featured enthusiast models for the...

Good resolution ; Clean and detailed results across the frame and zoom range ; Effective image stabilization ; Fast, reliable focus ; Reliable exposure and white balance and accurate color ; Clear and understandable menu and control layout ; Good...

Occasional highlight clipping ; Combined card / battery compartment can make changing cards without losing the batteries fiddly ; Slow flash recycling (especially when batteries are weak) ; Low screen resolution ; Images a bit soft viewed at 100% -...

Canon's A series PowerShots were originally designed as 'entry level' cameras but since have quite clearly moved out of their original market segment. A series PowerShots have improved with each generation and - thanks to the inclusion of comprehensive...

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PowerShot A570 IS


The entry-level Canon PowerShot A570 IS is the first in the company's "A" line to offer image stabilization. At $279 suggested, and about $210 retail, it packs a range of other formerly high-end features, including face detection, image stabilization...

Face detection & image stabilization work well ; Aggressive pricing ; Excellent color performance ; Accurate white balance ; Manual controls

Poor seals and light construction indicate it may break easily ; Slow focus ; Slow burst speed ; Batteries and memory in the same compartment

It's a shame that Canon doesn't put more effort into making low-end cameras durable. Pentax and Olympus prove that it can be done. Sadly, more than a few PowerShot A570ISs will likely end up damaged or broken. However, for just over $200, the PowerShot...


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Canon Powershot A570


The 7.1 megapixel PowerShot A570 IS takes its place as the new "top of the line" "A" series model with its impressive 4x (35mm-140mm equivalent) zoom lens and Canon's advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that significantly reduces the effects of...

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Canon PowerShot A570 IS


Even when the kids can't sit still and the light is less than ideal, the amazing PowerShot A570 IS lets you capture life's special moments-perfectly. Optical Image Stabilizer Technology keeps images crisp even when you're zoomed way in. The ISO 1600...

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Canon PowerShot A570 IS


As the least expensive Canon camera to include optical image stabilization, the PowerShot A570 IS will no doubt receive a lot of attention this year. Its 7.1 megapixel CCD sensor and 2.5-inch LCD aren't remarkable among the current crop of compacts,...

Optical image stabilization; manual exposure controls; good performance; optical viewfinder

Noisy at higher ISOs

Despite excessive noise at higher ISOs, Canon's A570 IS offers an excellent value and an impressive feature set in its category.

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Canon PowerShot A570 IS


The Canon PowerShot A570 IS is a good choice for an amateur photographer, or the busy family that is ‘on the go'. Currently it is the least expensive of the Canon ‘A' series line to offer the optical image stabilizer technology, which is worth its...

7.1 megapixels4X optical zoomIS (Image stabilization technology)2.5 inch LCD screen

The Canon PowerShot A570 IS is a lightweight compact digital still...

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Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera - Full Review


Image stabilizer ; Face detection focus mode (which defaults to 9-point AF if no faces are found) ; Natural color without high contrast and oversaturation ; Custom assignment of Print/Share button ; Auto fine focus after manual focus ; Flash power is...

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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...

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Canon PowerShot A570 IS


The A570 looks pretty compelling next to the more expensive A710. About the only thing in the A710's favor is a bit more zoom power

Very good photo quality, noise levels low through ISO 400 (in good light) ; Great value for the money ; Optical image stabilization ; More "zoom" than competition ; Snappy performance ; Large 2.5" LCD visible in low light ; Full manual controls, plus...

Noisy images above ISO 800 ; Redeye remains a problem (though now you can remove it in playback mode) ; Zoom setting not shown on LCD ; LCD resolution could be better ; Plastic tripod mount ; Small memory card included

The PowerShot A570 IS is the definition of an excellent value. It's packed with virtually every desirable feature, from image stabilization to manual controls to conversion lens support. And you don't have to pay through the nose for it, either -- it...

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Canon PowerShot A570 IS Review and Prices


Canon's PowerShot A570 IS point-and-shoot digital camera provides a very good mixture of features and usability for novice photographers. By shopping around a bit, you might be able to find the PowerShot A570 for around $200, which makes it a great...

Good value, above-average image quality, good performance, easy to use, some advanced features and options, includes optical IS

Camera is larger than other point-and-shoot models, LCD could be a little sharper

Product Specifications

Even when the kids can't sit still and the light is less than ideal, the amazing PowerShot A570 IS lets you capture life's special moments perfectly. Optical Image Stabilizer Technology keeps images crisp even when you're zoomed way in. The ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings reduce blur when the lights are down low. Plus, the A570 IS is packed with easy-to-use creative and convenient features you'll love.

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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


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 / Underwater/Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Macro / Portrait mode / Snow

Flash Memory

Storage Capacity:16MB


Product Type:Battery charger
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers


Model:A570 IS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/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


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 System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

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 Type:Optical