This is my everyday, never without it camera, and all features I need.
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have 5 Cannon cameras, two of which are the A540. This model has a grip type shape and is easy to hold especially for the longer type picture taking. It is light and easy to use, Much simpler than my Cannon Rebel XT which is larger, heavier, and much more complicated and difficult to learn.
This is an overall awesome camera, may be ideal for the typical Ebay busine
27 January 2014
Summary: This is my favorite camera for use in my Ebay business. It is the right size for my rather large hands. It has a big clear screen. The focusing functions are easy to adjust for large to very small items. It is very durable, a workhorse of a camera.
Summary: This is an old camera now, but it has some advantages. The picture quality is decent. AA battery power allows incredible shooting time compared to most modern cameras. Finally, this camera works really well with CHDK. You can lock focus, blank the screen for all day timelapses without any need for external battery power, all sorts of things work great with this camera. Still worth it's weight!
Good point-and-shoot camera. Better than some newer models.
6 February 2013
Summary: Yes, there are newer cameras on the market with some improved features, but many of them lack a viewfinder and many of them have lower picture quality. I hunted on ebay for a used A540 to replace my previous A540 because I was happy with what I had.
Tough little camera, will fight, on your side, for a good picture <:-)
7 December 2012
Summary: I cheated on this purchase, I already had one of these cameras and loved it soooo much I used E-bay to find annother. I put 5yrs of hard, make that tortous use,on my original Canon Sure Shot A540. I used pictures taken with it, to built a couple of websites, abusively tossing it around at Vintage MX races I competed in, and then posted stories about, on my website and it never missed a beat.I took Action,close-up,group stills and even action video with my A540 and it did...
Excerpt: Found this easy to set up and start taking pictures right away. I love the picture quality. Occasionally the automatic flash goes off when it should'nt. This also very easy to use and simply. I have had too many problems with other ones and loved that this one was simple to use.
Excerpt: For many years I have done photographic work for home and pleasure and Canon has the knack of making work fun. They also have a great technical department to help with your questions. Choose the best and buy Canon...Canon's business will always be your pleasure.
Excerpt: like the feature of taking pictures while viewing movies, but the still image quality is poor. Also, when filming to the SD card the movie is very small. But I do like the firewire and the 35X zoom is great. I use sports mode most often. It would have been nice to have a higher MP camera feature. I turned off the image stabilization as it reduced the quality of the still images.
Canon - PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ia the best camera ever
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I love my Canon - PowerShot A540 Digital Camera! I's so easy to operate, plus the pictures come out very good. There is only one thing that might stop you fro purchasing it- it doesn't work good when you take a picture of something that's moving very fast, but i don'y work with that type of shots, so I love this caera a lot!