Canon PowerShot A570 IS Review

Review based on a production Canon A570 IS

Over years, the Canon’s sequence of compact budget priced cameras has grown into the considerable line-up of nine models, developing all the way from the simple entry-level ‘point ?n? shoot’ models into the fully featured models for a photographer wishing the decent photographic control level at the affordable price. In the February, the Canon has announced the other addition to that range in shape of Powershot A570 and A560 IS ? the twin replacements for A540. The cameras are identical almost, with that A570 optical image sporting stabilization as the extra (A570 is the lowest priced camera of series A with this feature).


The camera has 7.1 Megapixels and has an optical zoom of 4x with optical Image Stabilizer. It has a complete photographic control with M, Tv, Av and P modes. The other features include

  • AiAF, Face Detection, DIGIC III
  • Safety zoom and Digital Tele-Converter
  • LCD of size 2.5? with real image optical and wide viewing angle
  • 19 modes for shooting


? CCD of 1/2.5″ Type
? Effective pixels in 7.1 millions

Various sizes of images can be taken. The sizes include the Postcard date Imprint (1600 x 1200), 16:9 (3072 x 1728, 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3072 x 2304.

The movie clips can be shot in sizes of 160 x 120 at 15 fps, 320 x 240 at 15/ 30/ 60 fps and 640 x 480 at 15 / 30 / 60 fps.


? 4x optical zoom
? 35-140mm

Shooting modes

? Special Scene
? Movie
? Stitch Assist
? Indoor
? Pets & Kids
? Night Snapshot
? Landscape
? Portrait
? Manual
? Aperture Priority AE
? Shutter Priority AE
? Program AE
? Scene Auto

Scenes modes

? Underwater
? Aquarium
? Fireworks
? Beach
? Snow
? Foliage
? Night Scene


? 16 MB card supplied
? MMC/ SDHC / SD card compatible

LCD monitor

? 115,000 pixels Connectivity

? 2.5-inch Silicon Amorphous TFT

? AV out Power
? USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

? Optional AC adapter

? 2x Ni-MH or AA Alkaline batteries

In the box,

? 2 AA Alkaline batteries
? Canon PowerShot A570 IS

? Wrist strap
? 16MB card
? USB interface cable
? AV cable
? Software CD-ROM

Dell Inspiron 1420 Review

Dell Inspiron 1420 Review

The Dell Inspiron 1420 is the multimedia mainstream notebook of the screen size of 4.1″ that competes with the resemblances of HP dv2500t. Dell always has been known for the direct-2-order model and the ability to configure to the delight of your heart, and at present they have taken a step further by offering you the capability to customize a color to your notebook from the selection of 8 colors. Added to the prettying up of the design the Dell even introduces the new Nvidia go 8400m graphics and the Intel Santa Rosa chipset in this Inspiron 1420.

Inspiron 1420 is follow-on to the Inspiron e1405 notebook. Inspiron 1420 provides the recent Intel platform, dubbed with the Santa Rosa, which offers faster speeds of the processor, a new as well as improved integrated solution for graphics, the Intel’s 802.11n chipset and the larger quantity of processor memory cache on various processors.

The specifications for the Inspiron 1420 are the following:

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo T7300 from Intel (4 MB L2 cache / 2.0GHz)
  • Hard Disk Drive: 5400 RPM 120 GB
  • Screen: WXGA 14.1″ Glossy Display
  • Color: lid in Dark Chocolate Brown
  • The Optical Drive: 8X Dual layer Drive DVD+/-RW
  • Memory: 2.0 GB SDRAM DDR2
  • Graphics: the Nvidia 8400M GS
  • Wireless card: Bluetooth, PRO/Wireless 4965AGN from Intel
  • Camera: 2.0 MP
  • Battery: 6-cell 56 Whr
  • Ports: 4 USB 2.0, VGA out, RJ-11 (modem), mic in, headphone out, 5-in-1 media card rader, Integrated IR, TV out (S-video), IEEE 1394 Firewire