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!
I have been pleasantly suprised at this little cannon 540 camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I am crazy for this little camera! I have taken pictures so far of scenery, my 6 month old who never stops moving, a concert, an some friends in a dimly lit area. All of my pictures have had the same amazing clarity. There is alot to read in the instructions manual but once you get past that it's worth every penny. I am very glad I chose this camera.
Excerpt: I actually have a older model of this camera, but I like it very much. The main difference with mine is it takes 4 batteries instead of 2 now and the memory cards are nicer and less expensive now. Canon is a great brand, I've heard great things about them. I've talked to some professional photographers and they swear by them. This camera is great for everyday use, taking pics of the family, pets, friends, etc.
Excerpt: I just LOVE my camera, If you are looking to buy one of these I say go for it!!!!!!! I am so in love with my camera it has high megapixels, a lot of memory, easy to use, high quality and resolution pics. This camera automatically adjust to indoor or outdoor lighting, has red eye options, that cut out the red eye too!
Excerpt: Not 100% happy with this for what I paid for it. I loved my Canon a lot better, but once it froze up, I needed one in a pinch. Ordered online & picked up in the store same day. Wouldn't do it again if I had more time to research this. The pictures aren't quite clear. The autofocus takes it's time & is usually behind. The flash doesn't compensate most of the time for the elements.