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Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

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With a digital camera all the pictures you make are stored digitally, which means you can instantly view a picture after you have taken it and take as many pictures as you like, without having to buy new films all the time. It is easy to download the pictures from your camera to your computer, either at home or at the shop and edit them before printing. Once they are on your computer, you can easily share your pics with the rest of the world by putting them on-line, or e-mailing them to friends.
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Long product name Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

PowerShot A540
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Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver as supplied by the manufacturer
The 6.0 Megapixel PowerShot A540 offers a wide range of shooting modes and manual functions for exploring your creative side. With its 2.5" LCD, viewing your images is as much fun as shooting them.

6.0 Megapixels
A 6.0 Megapixel CCD allows for superb quality photo prints with sharp definition. It provides more than enough detail for printing cropped images.

4x optical zoom
A bright 4x optical zoom lens gives you the flexibility to shoot up close without sacrificing quality. It combines with the digital zoom for an impressive 16x magnification.

Visionary Technology
Canon's DIGIC II image processor links all camera functions and processes images at high speed for excellent responsiveness and extended battery life. iSAPS technology uses scene information to optimise camera settings before the shot is taken. 9-point AiAF keeps your images sharply focused - even with off-centre subjects.

Shooting modes and My Colors
A choice of 20 shooting modes includes Manual mode for full creative control. 10 Special Scene modes assist with tricky lighting conditions, including Snow, Underwater, and Beach. Further enhance your images with My Colors in-camera colour management tools.

High quality movies
Shoot extra long 30fps VGA quality movies with full audio, or record QVGA movies at 60fps and analyse in sharp slow motion.

Great indoor and night shots
A high-speed ISO 800 setting allows you to shoot correctly exposed images in low light conditions without using a flash. ISO 800 also enables shooting at higher shutter speeds reducing the risk of image blur.

Widescreen recording
Shoot still images in Widescreen 16:9 mode for seamless playback on widescreen TV or printing on wide size paper to a SELPHY CP printer - perfect for displaying panoramas in all their glory.

Large 2.5" LCD
The large, bright 2.5" LCD features a wide viewing angle for easy group viewing. Night Display mode aids visibility in low light while a selectable Grid Line Display helps with composition.

Accessories
A complete range of optional accessories includes wide and tele converter lenses, a 40m depth waterproof case and a slave flash.

Direct printing
Connect to any PictBridge or Canon Direct Print compatible photo printer and push the Print/Share button for instant photolab quality prints.

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY provides 100MB of web space for your own online photo gallery. A comprehensive software suite is included for browsing, editing, downloading and organising photos, movies and slide shows.
Short summary description Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon PowerShot A540, 6 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 4x, 4x, 0.228 - 0.913" (5.8 - 23.2 mm)
Long summary description Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver :

Canon A540, PowerShot. Megapixel: 6 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.5", Sensor type: CCD. Optical zoom: 4x, Digital zoom: 4x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.228 - 0.913" (5.8 - 23.2 mm). Focus: TTL, Closest focusing distance: 1.97" (0.0500 m). ISO sensitivity: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto. Flash modes: Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction

This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Picture quality
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
6 MP
Image sensor size *
1/2.5"
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
4x
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
4x
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
0,228 - 0,913" (5,8 - 23,2 mm)
Combined zoom
16x
Focusing
Focus
TTL
Closest focusing distance
0.05 m
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Flash
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction
Video
Video recording *
Recording moving visual images.
Yes
Maximum video resolution *
This is the maximum resolution of video images. Resolution is a measure of the degree of detail visible.
640 x 480 pixels
Memory
Internal memory
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
16 MB
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
mmc, sd
Display
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
2.5"
Display resolution (numeric)
Total number of pixels that display has.
85000 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
Yes
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
USB 2.0
A/V out (PAL/NTSC)
Camera
White balance *
Technique in photography and image processing, which involves a global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors including white – correctly.
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Scenery mode', 'Portrait mode' and other modes which are manually/automatically activated on a camera and change the settings (e.g. exposure time) accordingly.
Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Party (indoor), Underwater
Photo effects *
Different effects that you can use to modify photos after they have been taken, such as colour filters.
Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones
Camera
Custom color
Yes
Playback zoom (max)
2x
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Alkaline
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
AA
Number of batteries supported
The number of batteries that can be used with the product.
2
Design
Color of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Silver
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Yes
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
3,56" (90,4 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
2,52" (64 mm)
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
1,7" (43,2 mm)
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
6,35 oz (180 g)
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
PhotoStitch
TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Yes
Interface
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
USB
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
7/5
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
15 – 1/2000
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2
OS X v10.2 - 10.4
Built-in flash
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
Yes
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-08-10
Testseek has collected 19 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot A540 and the average expert rating is 75 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
75%
Source Review comments Score
pcworld.com_techhive.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Canon PowerShot A540 The manual controls on this camera let creative shooters take control. The $280 (as of 6/15/06) PowerShot A540 offers a lot of features for those who want to manually set controls such as shutter speed for full creative control. It...
Many manual controls, Widescreen mode...
Low battery life, Lacks exposure bracketing...
The manual controls on this camera let creative shooters take control.
82%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Canon's range of digital compact cameras currently consists of sixteen models, divided into three product lines. The S series is aimed at the serious power-user, while the IXUS series (SD series in the US) is targeted at the more style-conscious consumer...
80%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-08-10
A budget entry-level compact digital camera with higher creative ambitions...
80%
Neocamera.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
The Canon Powershot A540 fits well in the Canon A-series with its good image quality and comprehensive set of user controls. As such, this camera does not dissapoint. Image quality is better than most cameras in its class, particularly with respect to...
60%
dcresource.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
The Canon PowerShot A540 ($300) is a midrange digital camera that offers a 6 Megapixel CCD, 4X optical zoom (instead of the usual 3X), large 2.5" LCD display, full manual controls, and a VGA movie mode. The A540, along with its 5 Megapixel siblin...
0%
steves-digicams.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Canon introduces two new additions to its affordable line of point-n-shoot PowerShot cameras, the A540 and the A530. The A540 features six-megapixels of resolution together with a retractable 4x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 35-140mm (35mm e...
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imaging-resource.com
Updated:
2011-08-10
Canon A540 Overview by Mike PasiniReviewed: 06/08/2006 The Canon A540 breaks the $300 mark with a 6.0-megapixel sensor, a 4x optical zoom lens, a broadcast quality Movie mode and full manual control. Its an impressive offering for such a low price. On...
Full Manual control (PASM) Vibrant, appealing color Good skin tones Auto white balance handles a wide range of lighting well Better than average exposure accuracy Good lens, generally low distortion Clean user interface Wide aspect ratio image size mod...
Only average speed from shot to shot Average shutter response at wide angle settings Contrast is a little high, tends to lose highlight and shadow detail under harsh lighting Battery life is rather short with the LCD enabled Unusually slow flash recycl...
Featuring a 6.0-megapixel CCD a 4x lens and a full range of exposure control, the PowerShot A540 is another fine addition to Canons A-series of digital cameras. Built on the same long-tested design as many A-series predecessors, the Canon A540 offers...
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