Decent picture but no real manual exposure control.
7 August 2014
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.
5 mos. in, the 'low battery sign' is my constant companion.:(
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy to use but requires batteries and is a bit bulkier
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.
Summary: This camera is a good compromise in price between the next level up and the lowest level of camera. However, the imaging chip is the same 1/2.5 CCD as can be found in any other comparable camera. The main difference is apparently in the DIGIC III chip, which processes the images to make them look good. Canon has a reputation for solid photography, so I chose this camera to take good photos without having to think a lot about them.
Summary: The camera is fine but it devours batteries !! I've taken about 100 pictures and have used about 12 batteries. So, if you buy this camera be sure and invest in rechargeable batteries. It does try to conserve batteries by automatically shutting down but that means that it is always off and has to "boot up" again.