Canon Powershot A560 Digital Camera - an excellent basic digital camera

This model is years old now and is an upgradation to its previous model of the A550. This model has enhanced features than its previous model launched before it someday. It offers a 7.1 Megapixel image resolution on its 2.5-inch color LCD screen.

The main practical function that stands out is the face-detection autofocus, which allows the user to adjust the focus on the face of the image. This Canon digital camera does this by surrounding brackets around the faces. There has been a focus on and allows the user to adjust exposure and lighting. This USP of the model was highlighted in their ad campaign, and it is also the best feature of the camera, which works better than other competing models.

The camera takes a 4x zoom and captures detailed pictures thanks to its 7.1 Megapixel resolution. The openness of the zoom is fast and at a click of a button. The start up of this digital camera is fast and it takes about a 1,6 seconds delay between shots. The continuous mode is a little lethargic and manages approximately 1.3 frames per second. The other features include Still frame sound caption recording, Creative Effects menu, Auto White balance including five preset white balance modes and custom white balance setting capability, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.

This Canon digital camera weighs approximately 165 grams without battery and is not very elegant, but it fits into bags and pockets. It is not for the people who look very elegant and slim models. It is a subcompact camera and is above on features. It runs on a pair of AA battery supply or rechargeable AA Ni-MH or through its AC adapter kit. The batteries seem a better option to prevent the movement of the adapter and can also be used as a back-up power source.

This Canon digital camera is equipped with a 16 MB multimedia card, but can also be upgraded with SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card. The LCD display takes the rear of the camera and provides better viewing of the images and videos. Priced appropriately, it is a good bet for portable, user-friendly, function-oriented users.
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