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5.5 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
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.
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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
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
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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Overall 6
6.0

Decent, But Average Camera

Cap'n Stoob "Stoob", Amazon
2 December 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Stock lots of batteries

Gary Knapp, Amazon
10 October 2007
  • 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.
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