Excerpt: The Canon A series gained in January 2007 a new member with a higher number of megapixels: 7 MP A560. An important improvement is the fact that this model is capable to take 500 shots before the 2xAA batteries rune out. The system now includes Face-detection autofocus, Higher light sensitivity, ISO 1600 (but this is not very useful) and Red-Eye correction in PlayBack Mode. Compared to A550, the LCD is 5 inch wider.
Excerpt: Canon's A500 series of digital cameras have been the easiest to recommend for the budget user. Though they've never been so hot on the looks department, their features and performance have been the biggest selling factor in the series. But does the new Canon A560 really match up to the standards its predecessors have set? Let's find out. Build None of the cameras in the A500 series were very good looking, and the trend continues with this one too.
Excerpt: Physical Views The A560 compared to an average CD disc. The Powershot A560 and the Olympus FE-210 . Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A560 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million) Lens 5.8 (W) - 23.2 (T)mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm) f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T) Digital Zoom Approx.
Conclusion: I guess I would describe the Canon Powershot A560 as a starter camera with extra quality. You do have to pay more than with a true entry level model and while you may not get that much more in terms of features the picture quality is clearly a step up.
Excerpt: The Affordable Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera The Canon PowerShot A560 digital camera stylishly combines ease of use with advanced features. A versatile range of shooting modes and affordable price means that excellent pictures can be yours at the touch of a button.
Conclusion: La Canon PowerShot A560 è una fotocamera dal prezzo accessibile e idonea per i neofiti della fotografia. Comoda, piccola e maneggevole, presenta un display discretamente grande, varie modalità di scena, funzione specifica per la realizzazione di ritratti e funzioni per il ritocco. Manca, invece, lo stabilizzatore di immagine. Altri lati negativi sono la memoria interna e le batterie in dotazione, alcaline, non molto performanti.
Pros: Processore DIGIC III; Maneggevole
Cons: Poche funzioni creative; No stabilizzatore di immagine; Memoria interna scarsa