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

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3 thoughts on “Canon PowerShot A570 IS Review”

  1. This camera has the most important thing I’ve been looking for in a digital camera — Good Indoor Shots — . Other digital cameras that I’ve had did not provide good indoor shots but with an ISO 1600, this camera took great indoor shots. I also liked the image stabilization capability of the Canon 570.

    But a problem- the Canon LED screen is impossible to see in daylight making pictures a little difficult.

  2. Hi,Over the years Canon’s A series of budget priced compact cameras has grown to a considerable line-up of now nine models, developing along the way from simple ‘point and shoot’ entry-level models into fully featured enthusiast models for the photographer wanting a decent level of photographic control at an affordable price. Back in February Canon announced another addition to the range in the shape of the Powershot A560 and A570 IS – twin replacements for the A540 (and the latest in a succession of models going back to the A75). The cameras are almost identical, with the A570 IS sporting optical image stabilization as an extra (the A570 IS is actually the lowest priced A series camera with this feature). So let’s find out if the A570 IS is capable of continuing the success of its predecessors, starting, as ever, with the headline features.

    * 7.1 Megapixels
    * 4x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer (35-140mm equiv.)
    * Full photographic control with P, Av, Tv and M modes
    * DIGIC III, Face Detection, AiAF
    * Digital Tele-Converter and Safety Zoom
    * 2.5” LCD with wide viewing angle and real-image optical viewfinder
    * 19 shooting modes

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