Canon PowerShot A570 IS Full Review
Canon's A series models have never been the prettiest cameras on the block, but they've also managed to avoid being too 'budget' style in design or construction. Externally the A570 IS is slightly curvier and larger than your typical credit card sized compact camera but it is still small enough to easily slip into most pockets. The control layout is almost identical to previous models from the same series and will be familiar to anyone who has ever used an A series PowerShot. External controls are fairly minimal considering the huge feature set, with most everyday shooting functions accessed via the excellent FUNC menu - although once again Canon have not put an ISO button on the A series cameras. For budget camera the A570 IS is surprisingly well put together and feels very solid despite having a lot more plastic than other Canon compacts.
In your hand
The boxy, slightly larger design of the A570 IS might not be as sexy as some of Canon's more stylish Ixus / Elph models, but it does make for excellent, stable handling. The A570's grip is fairly small but a very helpful feature, especially when using the camera with one hand. Shutter release and zoom controls are perfectly positioned and - the whole thing works very well in the hand.
Nothing earth-shatteringly different here; Canon has a formula for the A series that, for the most part, works well, and users of any other camera in the range will find no surprises if they pick up the A570 IS.
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