Canon PowerShot A540

Announced Feb 21, 2006 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Price
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 2816 x 2112
Other resolutions 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 6 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 6 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.5" (5.744 x 4.308 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Image
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Super-Fine, Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 35–140 mm
Optical zoom 4×
Maximum aperture F2.6–5.5
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Single
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 45 cm (17.72)
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 85,000
Touch screen No
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.50 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Manual (Red Eye On/Off)
Continuous drive 2.3 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 30/15 fps
Storage
Storage types SD/MMC card
Storage included 16 MB MMC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI No
Remote control No
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery AA
Battery description AA (2) batteries (NiMH recommended)
Weight (inc. batteries) 230 g (0.51 lb / 8.11 oz)
Dimensions 90 x 64 x 43 mm (3.54 x 2.52 x 1.69)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
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