Canon PowerShot A530 review

Started Oct 28, 2006 | User reviews thread
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the cheese New Member • Posts: 3
Canon PowerShot A530 review

I've received this camera in exchange for my broken A70, which I think is excellent service from Canon.
This is an improvement in many ways:
- Higher resolution
- 4x zoom
- Higher ISO up to 800
- Faster focus
- Losts of features (Not many that I care about)

It's a great snapshot cam for a very reasonable price.


I am a little dissapointed in the improvements Canon has made with regards to noise. ISO 400 is almost as noisy as my 3-year old A70 ISO 400. (Fuji did much better in the F20 and F30). It got more detail/less noise reduction than my old A70 though.
I was a little supprised that it hardly has an aperture control. It has only 2 step: Wide open and 1/4 open. There is nothing in between or above. This makes it not the perfect cam for learning photography, in a hardware perspective.

Canon PowerShot A530
5 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Announced: Feb 21, 2006
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