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Canon Powershot A530 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Kit, 5.0 Megapixel, 4x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom, 1.8" LCD Screen

SKU: ICAA530 MFR: 1119B001
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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.

Key Features

  • Affordable 5.0 Megapixel digital camera with high-quality Canon 4x Optical Zoom lens
  • Compact, lightweight body that's easy to bring along wherever you go
  • New ISO 800 reduces image blur and expands low-light shooting ability
  • DIGIC II Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for superior image quality, fasteroperation and lower power consumption
  • 16:9 Widescreen for full-screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer monitors
  • Record your movies in VGA (640 x 480) Movie Mode with sound
  • Shooting Modes Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions
  • Auto The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
  • P Program Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
  • Manual The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
  • Portrait The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurringthe background to make your subject "pop."
  • Landscape For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
  • Night Scene For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
  • Stitch Assist Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
  • Movie Shoot in VGA (10 fps), QVGA (20 fps) or QQVGA (15 fps for up to 3 minutes).
  • Special Scene Modes
  • Foliage Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
  • Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or bluish tint.
  • Beach Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
  • Fireworks Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
  • Indoor Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
  • Kids & Pets Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
  • Night Snapshot Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
  • Color Accent Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
  • Color Swap Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
  • My Colors*
  • Vivid Yield vibrant shots with dramatic high-contrast.
  • Neutral Produce images of subtle, elegant tonality.
  • Sepia Recreate the look of vintage photographs.
  • Black & White Deliver enhanced clarity - especially useful when shooting text.
  • Positive Film Combine "Vivid Blue," "Vivid Green" and "Vivid Red" to achieve a positive film effect.
  • Lighter Skin Tone Make your subjects' skin tones lighter.
  • Darker Skin Tone Darken skin tones a shade.
  • Custom Color Finely adjust brightness and vividness, and set your preferred balance of blue, green, red and skin colors.
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Printand Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

Technical Specs

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)
Digital Zoom 4.0x
Optical Zoom 4.0x
Total Zoom 16.0x
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
Coverage 100%
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
Remote Control N/A
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
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