Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon PowerShot A560

We have collected and analyzed 29 expert reviews and 478 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Apr 20, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 1110229 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Sep 21, 2020.

See all Canon Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 507 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  


Showing 309 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 135 of 309 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (153)

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot A560


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The performance and price are also appreciated. Comments about the lens and shutter are different, while many are critical about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, price, performance, image quality, portability

durability, viewfinder

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot A560


alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the flash and exposure. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, performance, exposure, flash

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Canon PowerShot A560


Preview of the Canon PowerShot A560.

For additional information on Digital Cameras and product reviews, please visit our Digital Cameras product guide.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Canon PowerShot A560 review


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.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (

Sony DSLR-A560 Preview


Releasing a successor to the Alpha 550, Sony introduces the α560 dSLR. This powerful unit shoots up to seven frames a second using Sony' s Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor for quick action shots and is also capable of capturing Full HD video (1920x1080 60i)....

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot A560


Physical Views The A560 compared to an average CD disc. The Powershot A560 and the Olympus FE-210 . Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A560 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by (

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...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (

Sony DSLR-A560


Announced alongside Sony's attention-grabbing Translucent Mirror cameras, the A33 and A55, the launch of the Sony A560 perhaps was robbed of some attention -- and that's maybe a little unfair, because when compared to its predecessor, the A560 sports...

Excellent 14.2MP sensor ; In body image stabilization ; Stellar battery life ; Fast burst mode rates ; Speedy performance overall ; Good high ISO performance and dynamic range ; Multi-Frame Noise Reduction ISO setting ; Auto HDR was very good, now even...

Sweep Panorama needs improving ; Creaking in grip ; Buffer depth is limited, especially when shooting RAW ; Phase Detection Auto Focus a bit hit and miss sometimes (could be limited to copies sent by Sony) ; Multi-Frame shooting can sound like a racket...

The Depth of Field Preview button is also an important inclusion, heretofore conspicuously absent from the A200, A300, and A500 Alpha models, and its return is welcome. Slick tricks like Sweep Panorama and Handheld Twilight are quite useful modes that...

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

Sony A560


An interesting SLR with good overall performance, but a few issues hold it back

Generally good color accuracy; Very sharp images overall

Ineffective noise reduction; Flip-out LCD is awkward in use

The Sony Alpha A560 is an interesting SLR: we found that it had good overall performance and was easy to use. But there are a few issues that hold it back: the flip-out LCD screen is useful, but a little awkward to use and doesn’t have the same freedom...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (

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...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Canon PowerShot A560


In recent weeks we've reviewed an awful lot of cameras from the Canon PowerShot series. They consistently perform at a high standard and the latest mo...

Brilliantly low noise, Great colour, Speedy, Face Detect

Pictures a little on the soft side, Some haloing, Burst mode not quite on par with other models

Another strong entry into the compact camera market by Canon, the A560 produces similarly high quality pictures to its sister model, the A550, and this time around they have packed in Face Detect, which will be a big selling point for some users.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Gagan Gupta (

Canon Powershot A560


Has great features but needs more polishing

May, 2007

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot A560

  Store     Price
Canon PowerShot A560 7.1MP Digital Camera with 4x...
7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
$26.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot A590IS 8MP Digital Camera with 4x...
Captures images to SD memory cards (not included) , powered by AA batteries
$24.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot A540 6MP Digital Camera with 4x...
6.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
$19.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot A470 7.1 MP Digital Camera with 3.4x...
Fully automatic 7.1 Megapixel digital camera with 3.4x Optical Zoom for fun, easy shooting
$69.00 TO SHOP
Ultimate Accessory Kit for Canon Powershot A720 IS...
Ultimate Accessory Kit Includes 4 AA NiMH 3100mAh High Capacity Rechargeable Batteries and AC/DC Quick...
$59.00 TO SHOP
Canon Powershot SX70 20.3MP Digital Camera 65x...
Powerful 65x optical zoom
$549.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX740 Digital Camera w/40x Optical...
40x optical zoom with optical image stabilizer and zoom framing assist.
$399.00 TO SHOP
Canon Powershot A800 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.3x...
10 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch CCD image sensor; 3.3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
$74.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot Digital Camera [G7 X Mark II] with...
The advanced video capabilities of the Power Shot G7 X Mark II camera can capture moments in the quality...
$629.00 TO SHOP
Canon imageFORMULA DR-6010C Office Document Scanner...
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing...
$1,087.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.

Top 5 Digital Cameras