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Canon makes an affordable, high-quality 5.0 megapixel digital camera a reality with the PowerShot A530. Fast, powerful, & impressively compact, the A530 delivers beautiful images & high performance. Best of all, this camera retains all the easy-to-use accessibility that has made the PowerShot A Series so popular.
Powerful specs, amazing value: Step up to 5.0 megapixels of imaging power & a genuine Canon 4x optical zoom -it's all within your reach with the PowerShot A530. You'll see the difference 5 megapixels of resolution make when you crop images & make enlargements that are true-to-life & filled with rich detail.
With a 4x optical zoom, you're ready to capture a broad range of shots. Snapshots, landscapes & everything inbetween are rendered with the clear, bright quality of genuine Canon optics.
Make your camera your companion: The PowerShot A530 packs all its imaging power into a body so lightweight and compact, you'll take it everywhere. And for times when a camera is indispensable, you'll be glad you have one that doesn't weigh you down.
Canon innovation enhances your experience: The PowerShot A530 features a new ISO 800 setting that reduces the effects of camera shake & sharpens subjects in low-light situations when shooting with high shutter speeds, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.
Advanced imaging technology improves every photo: DIGIC II Image Processor; Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor is designed to improve processing speed & image quality, so DIGIC II provides markedly faster startup, autofocus & playback, plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.
iSAPS Technology: iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC II Image Processor to improve focus speed & accuracy, as well as exposure & white balance.
Shoot & view wide images: The PowerShot A530 includes a widescreen resolution option, producing images & film clips that are perfect for your widescreen TV or computer monitor.
Capture the moment in any situation; The PowerShot A530 enables you to record VGA (640x480) at 10 fps or QVGA (320x240) movies at 20 fps with sound. Also, with Compact Movie Mode, you can shoot QQVGA (160x120) at 15 fps.
Now digital zoom is available when you are recording a movie. With an additional 17 shooting modes, including the settings in Special Scene mode, you can produce breathtaking pictures even when shooting conditions are tough.
The complete print solution: The PowerShot A530's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A530 to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button & print! the Print/Share button also transfers images to a computer.
|Type||Compact Digital Camera with built-in flash and 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom|
|Image Sensor Type||1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 5.3 Megapixels
|Pixels||Effective Pixels: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels|
|Recording Medium||SD Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable.|
|Image Format||Still: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
|Recording System: Recording Format||Print Order Format: Design rule for camera file system Exif 2.2(JPEG) and DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Normal, Fine, SuperFine
|File Size||Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Large), 2,592 x 1,456 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (10 fps) / 320 x 240 (20 fps) available up to 1GB, 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
|Lens Focal Length||5.8-23.2mm, f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)|
|Lens Aperature||Maximum Aperture f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)|
|White Balance Settings||Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom|
|Personal White Balance||Custom, Yes|
|LCD Monitor Type||Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD|
|Screen Monitor size||1.8 inch
LCD Pixels: Approx. 77,000 pixels
|Viewfinder: Type||Real-image optical zoom viewfinder|
|Autofocus Type||TTL Autofocus|
|AF Working Range||Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (WIDE), 1.1-1.5 ft./33-45cm (except WIDE)
|Exposure Control Metering System||Light Metering Method : Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot** Metering frame is fixed to the center|
|Exposure Control Systems||Exposure Control Method: Program AE, Manual|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO Speed Range||Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent|
|Creative Zone Modes||Auto; Creative: P, M; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
|Shutter Speeds||Shutter Speed : 15-1/2000 sec. (settable in M)|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. delay, Custom timer|
|Built-in Flash Type||Operation Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Off|
|Recycling Time||Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)|
|Flash Coverage||Normal: 1.5-11.0 ft./45cm - 3.5m (W), 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm - 2.2m (T)
Macro: 1.1-1.5 ft./33-45cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
|Flash Exposure Compensation||+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||Approx. 2.1 shots/sec.|
|Playback Image Display Format||Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Auto Play
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
|Image Protection and Erase||Erase Modes: Still Image: single image, all images Movie: part of movie, all of movie|
|Compatible Printers||Direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable.|
|LCD Monitor Language||23 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic)|
|Power Source: Battery||1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800
|Battery Life||Still Image: approx. 90 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 360 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *
Playback Time: Approx. 300 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 420 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||3.56 x 2.52 x 1.70 in. / 90.4 x 64.0 x 43.2mm|
|Weight||Approx. 6.00 oz. / 170g (camera body only)|
|Operating Temperature Range||32-104° F/0-40° C|
|Operating Humidity Range||10 - 90%|
|Note||SD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Printers via camera's USB cable (no computer required).
Computer Interface: USB (mini-B/PTP)
Video Out: NTSC or PAL
Audio Out: Monaural