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PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

With a full 6.0 megapixels of imaging power and a high-quality 4x optical zoom lens, the super-intuitive PowerShot A540 is ready to produce impressive results right from the start. This camera is packed with value from its high-end specs to its high-performance capabilities, yet easy enough for beginners to use.

Compact body, full specs - Compact 6.0 Megapixel digital camera with high-quality Canon 4x Optical Zoom lens. Canon has raised the bar with the PowerShot A540, putting a 6.0 megapixel CCD and high-quality Canon 4x optical zoom lens in an affordable, easy-to-use compact camera. 6.0 megapixels ensure the kind of detail that makes ordinary images extraordinary, and gives you the freedom to crop images and produce large prints without restriction. A genuine Canon 4x optical zoom lens handles snapshots and landscapes with equal ease.

See every detail with this LCD screen - High-performance features include a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, 9-point AiAF and 21 Shooting Modes. The PowerShot A540 features a big 2.5 inch LCD screen with 85,000 pixels of resolution. So whether you're setting up your shot or playing it back, everything is bright and clear. And with 9-point AiAF, you can count on exact focus no matter where your subject is in the frame. You also have Special Scene mode that gives you breathtaking, exhilarating pictures even when shooting conditions are tough.

Shooting Modes - Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions

    Auto - The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
    P Program - Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
    Av Aperture-priority - You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
    Tv Shutter-priority - You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
    Manual - The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
    Portrait - The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject pop.
    Landscape - For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
    Night Scene - For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
    Stitch Assist - Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
    Movie - Shoot in VGA and QVGA (30 fps/15 fps for up to 1 hour or 1GB), QVGA (60 fps for up to 1 minute) or QQVGA (15 fps for up to 3 minutes).
Special Scene Modes

    Foliage - Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
    Snow - Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or bluish tint.
    Beach - Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
    Fireworks - Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
    Underwater - Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect. (Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC2 required for shooting any underwater images)
    Indoor - Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
    Kids & Pets - Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
    Night Snapshot - Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
    Color Accent - Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
    Color Swap - Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.

My Colors

    Vivid - Yield vibrant shots with dramatic high-contrast.
    Neutral - Produce images of subtle, elegant tonality.
    Sepia - Recreate the look of vintage photographs.
    Black & White - Deliver enhanced clarity - especially useful when shooting text.
    Positive Film - Combine Vivid Blue, Vivid Green and Vivid Red to achieve a positive film effect.
    Lighter Skin Tone - Make your subjects' skin tones lighter.
    Darker Skin Tone - Darken skin tones a shade.
    Custom Color - Finely adjust brightness and vividness, and set your preferred balance of blue, green, red and skin colors.

ISO 800 reduces image blur - New ISO 800 reduces image blur and expands low-light shooting ability. The PowerShot A540 Digital ELPH features new ISO 800 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations with high shutter speeds, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.

Advanced imaging technology improves every photo - DIGIC II Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for superior image quality, faster operation and lower power consumption.
DIGIC II Image Processor - Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor is designed to improve processing speed and image quality, so DIGIC II provides markedly faster startup, autofocus and playback, plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.

iSAPS Technology - iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC II Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Shoot and view wide images - 16:9 Widescreen for full-screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer monitors. The PowerShot A540 includes a widescreen resolution option, producing images and film clips that are perfect for your widescreen TV or computer monitor.

Capture your memories in a movie - Record high-quality movies with sound up to 60 fps QVGA (320 x 240). Fast Frame Rate Movie Mode allows you to record extremely smooth, full-motion movie clips for up to 1 minute long in QVGA at 60 fps (320 x 240 pixels). With a highly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie that's perfect for any application. Select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), with frame rates of 30 fps and 15 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 1GB. Plus Compact Movie Mode (QQVGA; 160 x 120 pixels) records at 15 fps for up to 3 minutes. The PowerShot A540 also supports the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard, so you'll enjoy the highest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 compatible computer.

The complete print solution - Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers. The PowerShot A540's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A540 to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh). Connect the USB interface cable to your Canon digital camera and a PictBridge compatible photo printer. Press lighted Print/Share button. You'll have long lasting, professional quality prints in minutes.

Direct Photo Printers - For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Direct Photo Printers that allow you to print without a computer in one of two ways: plug your compatible PowerShot camera into the Direct Photo Printer using the supplied USB interface cable, or simply insert a memory card into the supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high-resolution, borderless images as postcards or 8.5 x 11-inches sheets within minutes.

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Tamrac T17 Digital Travel Photo Bag 5217

Designed for carrying slim digital cameras. A zippered front pocket has a special fitted pocket inside for an extra memory card or battery. Adjustable shoulder strap and belt loop.

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BigPrint 512 MB Secure Disk Memory Card

Secure Digital Cards are great for Storing Pictures, Music and Data. Similar in size to MultiMediaCards, BigPrint by Lexar Media Secure Digital (SD) Cards are designed for use in many digital devices including digital cameras, MP3 players, PDAs, cellular phones and camcorders.

The BigPrint by Lexar Media SD Cards have an erasure-prevention switch to keep your data safe. When the switch is in the locked position, it will stop you from accidentally copying over or deleting data stored on your card. Now you know your data will be safe.

Reliability and durability are critical to ensure your data is there when you need it. All Lexar Media SD Cards are tested and manufactured to the highest quality standard to assure you there is no need to worry about lost or missing data. With the small size and solid-state design of the SD Cards, they are perfect for mobile applications and users.

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Quantaray 1 Hour Slimline Charger with 4 AA Ni MH Batteries

The slimline Quantaray Dual Ni-MH & NiCd battery charger features Computer Controlled Design For AA or AAA Ni-MH and NiCd Batteries. Recharge 2 or 4 AA/AAA Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries in 1 hour.

  • Recharge 2 or 4 AA/AAA Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries in 1 hour.
  • Built-in switching power technology for worldwide use.
  • Negative delta (-AV) cut-off function.
  • Safety timer.
  • Automatic charging current selection for AA and AAA batteries.
  • Temperature sensors avoid battery damage from overheating.
  • Short circuit protection.
  • 2 LED lamps to indicate charging mode

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Quantaray QSX 1001D Digital Tripod
The perfect tabletop tripod for compact digital and film cameras!

Ensure better, sharper pictures with this super compact take-anywhere ultra-light tripod. Each leg has two expandable sections that click into place to raise the tripod to a height of 11.5 inches. The head of the tripod is a locking ball that makes for fast and versatile positioning. This tripod even comes with handy carry-pouch.

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N.E.W. One Year ESP for Video and Digital Cameras

You never know what the future may bring...

That's why all your major photo equipment should have ESP expanded service policy damage protection plan

Protect Your Investment!

Our Expanded Service Policy provides your equipment with coverage from almost every possible occurrence (except fire and theft) while you are using your equipment. Whether your equipment is water damaged or accidentally dropped, your equipment will be repaired or replaced at no extra charge by your Expanded Service Policy. Our ESP's cover both film and digital cameras, lenses, flashes, video camcorders, and most other photo equipment or optical items that we have sold.

The Expanded Service Policy is our way of alleviating your fears about the possibility of damage to your expensive photographic equipment. The plan covers new equipment purchased from this website with a retail value of $30 or more and may be obtained at the time of purchase, or within 30-days of equipment purchase date.

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Quantaray Ultra-Fine Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

For superior cleaning of delicate surfaces like Camera Lenses, Computer Screens, and much more! Based on advanced micro-fiber technology, the advanced Micro-fiber Cleaning Cloth is a superior cleaning product. It actually gets under dirt and oily films and lifts them away, leaving the surface clean, polished and lint free. Ideal for: Camera Lenses, Filters, Computer Monitors, Televisions, Compact Discs, Binoculars, Metals and Jewelry, even eyeglasses.

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Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
5 stars
(based on 1 review)
this is the best camera
By jim from san jose, ca on 11/18/2006
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
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Comments about Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera:

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