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Canon PowerShot A540
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Canon PowerShot A540

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Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
28 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Canon Powershot A540 adds Shutter and Aperture Priority Modes to the old Canon A530 as well as 6MP instead of 5MP, and continues featuring the 4x optical zoom. Also, it enlarges the LCD screen and a 16:9 widescreen resolution option.
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Overall 10
10

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spgear.org
27 August 2007
  • Excerpt: I have the A640-- bought it back around Christmas and started using it in the spring. It has many of the same features as the 540 but has 10 mp. I used it as a hiking and climbing camera instead of my SLR this summer and got great shots that I think are comparable to what most people get with an...
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Sub $300 model with 6 megapixel resolution

Consumer Electronics Net
2 October 2006
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A540 is an entry to mid level, sub-$300 digital camera that offers six megapixel image resolution and a 4X optical zoom lens. The camera is a bit larger than the credit card sized cameras that have become popular, and is powered by standard double AA batteries rather than a...
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Dc Resource
6 April 2006
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A540 ($300) is a midrange digital camera that offers a 6 Megapixel CCD, 4X optical zoom (instead of the usual 3X), large 2.5" LCD display, full manual controls, and a VGA movie mode.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality; ISO 200 and 400 settings are usable for small prints, 4X optical zoom gives you a bit more telephoto power than most entry-level cameras, Large 2.5" LCD display is usable in low light (though see issues below), Full manual controls, unusual for an entry-level camera, Snap...
  • Cons: Poor LCD resolution, Some redeye, Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit, Plastic tripod mount, No rechargeable batteries bundled; tiny memory card included
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Steve's Digicams
27 March 2006
  • Summary: Canon introduces two new additions to its affordable line of point-n-shoot PowerShot cameras, the A540 and the . The A540 features six-megapixels of resolution together with a retractable 4x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 35-140mm (35mm equivalent) The A540 model incorporates 22 shooting...
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A540

Good Gear Guide.au
13 June 2007
  • Summary: Another great Canon advanced camera, the PowerShot A540 is a great choice for those looking to move up to more manual photography as it combines a strong feature set with great pictures.
  • Pros: Low chromatic aberration, Good noise performance, Strong colour reproduction
  • Cons: Some slight softness around edges
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A540

Trusted Reviews
10 November 2006
  • Summary: A 6MP Canon camera at a a bargain price. Cliff Smith looks at the PowerShot A540.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Color and saturation 9
9.0

Canon Powershot A540

Cameras
12 May 2006
  • Conclusion: It is becoming harder to find this type of digital camera. It is therefore a good job the Canon Powershot A540 is up to the mark. I was impressed by the picture quality both indoors and outside.
  • Pros: Manual controls, Picture quality, Value for money
  • Cons: Build quality, Red eye
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A540 digital camera

Pocket Lint
3 May 2006
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A540 provides plenty of meat for those wishing to buy and use an easy to operate camera but still want room to grow, as they get better at taking their snaps. So, whether you’re simply snapping or taking more studied shots, the 540 is a nice, reliable digital compact and while it...
  • Pros: Great handling, good specification, and features, nice optical viewfinder, good image quality, good price
  • Cons: Blocky design, noise in higher ISO images and in shadow areas
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Overall 10
10

Canon PowerShot A540

Absolut Photo
10 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Le PowerShot A540 est un des appareils incontournables lorsque l'on veut obtenir une certaine qualité sans se ruiner. Canon a inséré un maximum d'options dans son compact 6 mégapixels.
  • Pros: Qualité d'image, Gestion du bruit, Autofocus 9 collimateurs
  • Cons: LCD à faible résolution (85 000 pixels)
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