Excerpt: This Canon A model stands out from the A series of digital cameras because of the image stabilization. No other camera from this series has it. Otherwise, manual controls, optical viewfinder, robust, solid design not fitting small pockets and rather resembling the buttons and controls of a SLR, good performance represented by low noise (except very high ISO), sharpness, vivid colors, slight warm white balance.
Conclusion: Canon's A series PowerShots were originally designed as 'entry level' cameras but since have quite clearly moved out of their original market segment. A series PowerShots have improved with each generation and - thanks to the inclusion of comprehensive manual controls and technologies such as the new DIGIC III imaging processor and image stabilization - have become a viable weapon of choice not only for beginners but also the more advanced photographer with limited...
Pros: Good resolution, Clean and detailed results across the frame and zoom range, Effective image stabilization, Fast, reliable focus, Reliable exposure and white balance and accurate color, Clear and understandable menu and control layout, Good feature set, Good range of in-camera tonal and color adjustments, Little purple fringing, Big, fairly bright (though low res) screen, Good balance of noise reduction and detail retention at higher ISO settings, Excellent movie qual...
Cons: Occasional highlight clipping, Combined card / battery compartment can make changing cards without losing the batteries fiddly, Slow flash recycling (especially when batteries are weak), Low screen resolution, Images a bit soft viewed at 100% - benefit from a little sharpening, ISO 800 and above only suitable for emergency use, Battery Life not brilliant (it's useful to always carry a spare set of batteries)
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot A570 Review Conclusion Canon can congratulate itself with the PowerShot A-series cameras. For the past few years cameras in this class have been extremely popular, because of their versatile qualities. It's amazing to see that the Canon PowerShot A570 IS has more to offer in terms of functionality than its competition, or even cameras in a more expensive class. This is remarkable and probably explains the PowerShot A-concept success story.
Excerpt: Lately I've been carrying around a lot of different compact, pocket and point & shoot digital cameras. We've been reviewing these things steadily over the past two years, focused primarily on Nikon. It's now Canon's turn and we're going to see just how well this powerful and respected digital imaging company is doing in the digital photography rodeo.
Pros: Under a wide range of what are considered normal outdoor shooting situations (sunset, sunrise, bright sunlight throughout the day, overcast and so on, the Canon PowerShot A570 IS performs like a champ. While I carp and whine about visible digital noise in low light images taken above 400 ISO, the fact remains that I am being excessively picky. The vast majority of photos are taken at ISO 200 or less. Photos taken with the A570 IS look just great, suitable for framing ...
Excerpt: The PowerShot A570 IS ($279) finds itself in the middle of Canon's
entry-level A-series of digital cameras. It features
a 4X optical zoom lens, 7.1 Megapixel CCD, full manual controls, a 2.5" LCD
display, and a VGA movie mode. The A570 is
also the cheapest Canon camera to offer optical image stabilization, which
makes it a smart step up from the PowerShot A550 and A560 below it.
Pros: Very good photo quality, noise levels low through ISO 400 (in good light), Great value for the money, Optical image stabilization, More "zoom" than competition, Snappy performance, Large 2.5" LCD visible in low light, Full manual controls, plus plenty of scene modes, AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing, Effective redeye removal tool, Great movie and continuous shooting modes, Support for conversion lenses and underwater case, Above average battery life using just ...
Cons: Noisy images above ISO 800, Redeye remains a problem (though now you can remove it in playback mode), Zoom setting not shown on LCD, LCD resolution could be better, Plastic tripod mount, Small memory card included
Summary: The 7.1 megapixel PowerShot A570 IS takes its place as the new "top of the line" "A" series model with its impressive 4x (35mm-140mm equivalent) zoom lens and Canon's advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that significantly reduces the effects of camera shake (and the ruined pictures they cause).
Conclusion: With the Canon Powershot A570 IS you get a lot of camera for your money. You will certainly be hard pressed to find this many features on another digital camera for a similar price. When you take into account the picture quality this is a very good camera. Recommended.
Pros: Sharpness of photo - viewfinder - red eye correction tool