Powerful specs, amazing value - Affordable 5.0 Megapixel digital camera with high-quality Canon 4x Optical Zoom lens. Step up to 5.0 megapixels of imaging power and a genuine Canon 4x optical zoom - it's all within your reach with the PowerShot A530. You'll see the difference 5 megapixels of resolution make when you crop images and make enlargements that are true-to-life and filled with rich detail. With a 4x optical zoom, you're ready to capture a broad range of shots. Snapshots, landscapes and everything in between are rendered with the clear, bright quality of genuine Canon optics.
Make your camera your companion - Compact, lightweight body that's easy to bring along wherever you go. The PowerShot A530 packs all its imaging power into a body so lightweight and compact, you'll take it everywhere. And for times when a camera is indispensable, you'll be glad you have one that doesn't weigh you down.
Innovation enhances your experience - New ISO 800 reduces image blur and expands low-light shooting ability. The PowerShot A530 features a new ISO 800 setting that reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations when shooting 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 A530 includes a widescreen resolution option, producing images and film clips that are perfect for your widescreen TV or computer monitor.
Capture the moment in any situation - Record your movies in VGA (640 x 480) Movie Mode with sound. The PowerShot A530 enables you to record VGA (640 x 480) at 10 fps or QVGA (320 x 240) movies at 20 fps with sound. Also, with Compact Movie Mode, you can shoot QQVGA (160 x 120) at 15 fps. Now digital zoom is available when you are recording a movie. With an additional 17 shooting modes, including the settings in Special Scene mode, you can produce breathtaking pictures even when shooting conditions are tough.
Shooting Modes - Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions
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.
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.
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.
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 A530's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A530 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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Comments about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera:
Unbelievable quality for the price.
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Comments about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera:
Love my A530 as my backup point and shoot. Great Image Quality.