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Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver

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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

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.

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 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 PowerShot A540, 6 MP, 1/2.5", CCD, 4x, 6.35 oz (180 g), Silver
Long summary description Canon PowerShot A540 6MP 1/2.5" CCD Silver :

Canon PowerShot PowerShot A540. 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). Maximum video resolution: 640 x 480 pixels. Display diagonal: 2.5". Internal memory: 16 MB. PictBridge. Weight: 6.35 oz (180 g). Color of product: Silver

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.
Picture quality
Megapixel *
6 MP
Image sensor size *
Sensor type *
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Focal length range (f-f)
0.228 - 0.913" (5.8 - 23.2 mm)
Combined zoom
Closest focusing distance
1.97" (0.0500 m)
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Flash modes *
Auto, Manual, Red-eye reduction
Video recording *
Maximum video resolution *
640 x 480 pixels
Compatible memory cards *
Internal memory
16 MB
Display *
Display diagonal *
Display resolution (numeric)
85000 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
White balance *
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Party (indoor), Underwater
Photo effects *
Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones
Playback zoom (max)
Custom color
Battery technology *
Number of batteries supported
Color of product *
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Weight & dimensions
Width *
3.56" (90.4 mm)
Depth *
2.52" (64 mm)
Height *
1.7" (43.2 mm)
Weight *
6.35 oz (180 g)
Other features
Video capability
Built-in flash
Digital SLR
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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.
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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...
Good Many manual controls, Widescreen mode...
Bad Low battery life, Lacks exposure bracketing...
Bottom line The manual controls on this camera let creative shooters take control.
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...
A budget entry-level compact digital camera with higher creative ambitions...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Good 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...
Bad 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...
Bottom line 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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