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5.6 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A560

Canon's PowerShot A560 is a follow up of the model A550; both ha Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Decent picture but no real manual exposure control.

edwardowe, Ebay
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I use these specifically for CHDK experiments so YMMV. The A560 is a small, but bulky point and shoot camera. Does not fit in the pocket well, if at all, depending on the modernity of your pants. It takes decent pictures, like most other earlier powershots. Expect ruddy colors and a bit of noise like any good point and shoot camera of any age. Uses AA NiMH or alkaline batteries and has an external power inlet on the side, which is magnificent.
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Overall 6
6.0

5 mos. in, the 'low battery sign' is my constant companion.:(

NDS, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I love this camera. Great pictures. Ours came with a large memory card. Good features for basically a point and shoot. The only problem we've had is that 5 months into owning it (bought new) suddenly, no matter what we do, the low battery sign comes on within 3-5 pictures taken. Every time.:(  It might be just my particular camera though because the only thing online we could find to do was to clean the battery contacts.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not great, but will do

aalong2, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased this Canon Powershot about three years ago. I have taken approximately 7,000 pictures with it and it is just now starting to give up on me - it will not longer take good shots, I've probably just worn it down. I will probably upgrade the camera in the next month or two because I do not have a camera phone to take pictures of anything with.
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Overall 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Portability 10
10

Great Value

simplyheather, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I was given the camera 3 years ago for a christmas gift. It was my first digital camera and worked absolutely perfect. I contined to use it for the following years however, I had went to the beach and from being in the heat all day I lost my review screan. Meaning I could not see anything I wanted to take a picture or video of :( I could still see them after the pic was taken so not quite sure what fried out, but either way my fault.
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Overall 6
6.0

"decent camera not great"

kitchnmn, CNET
25 November 2010
  • Pros: it is paid for
  • Cons: cant take ultra close ups. Need to have close detailed photos to sell on Ebay. Always blurry if shot less than 12". tried using flower macro tool many times, but no change
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Canon disappoints on this model

jwanders, epinions.com
28 October 2008
  • Excerpt: All in all this is a fair quality camera, but I feel like it's a big step backward from the older 3M
  • Pros: Compact, easy to use, large LCD display, uses standard AA batteries, power efficient.
  • Cons: Lackluster image quality, long flash recycle time, LCD scratches easily, SD card hard to access.
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Overall 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Portability 6
6.0

Decent, but lacking

kimberly236, Viewpoints
22 May 2008
  • Excerpt: This camera served me well for a while, but honestly now (2013) there are much better options for not too much money. One major thing lacking is the ability to take HD video. It does take video, but the quality is so poor that it’s hardly worth it. That is a major drawback. It doesn’t have a lot of fancy settings, which is good for a lot of people. But I like a few more features, not that I know anything about photography.
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Overall 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Portability 6
6.0

Easy to use but requires batteries and is a bit bulkier

LisaThai, Viewpoints
23 March 2008
  • Excerpt: Although this camera is a bit old now, it is still very functional. It has great features as a point and shoot camera such as landscape, night, portrait settings, etc. The only bad part of this is that it requires batteries and that is a little bit bulkier than other cameras.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Good camera at a great price but......."

RHibb, CNET
20 February 2008
  • Pros: Decent picture quality, Great video at 640X480 at 30 FPS
  • Cons: Decent picture quality only........quality of LCD screen good but not great.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Easy to Use but Has a Short Life Expectancy

msmorvay, epinions.com
30 December 2007
  • Summary: We liked our camera it was easy to use, and took decent pictures unfortunately it didn't last.
  • Pros: Easy to use, easy softwear, nice zooming feature, good picture quality
  • Cons: Only lasted around a year.
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