Canon PowerShot A530 – Review @ Steve’sDigicams

Steve’sDigicams has reviewed the Canon PowerShot A530, a 5.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera with 4x Optical Zoom lens (35-140mm equivalent), and a 1.8″ LCD screen


“Image quality is one of the most important aspects of a digital camera when considering a purchase, and the A530 won’t disappoint. When using its Large SuperFine quality settings, it produces sharp, well exposed images with good color saturation. I noticed very little edge softening and when shooting outdoors the exposure system did very well, capturing beautiful sky detail. Noise levels were very low when using ISO 80 and 100. As the ISO sensitivity increases, so does the noise; a common problem with almost all consumer cameras. Unlike the usual cut off at ISO 400, the A530 (and 540) allow you to use an ISO speed as high as 800. This will allow the use of higher shutter speeds in marginal lighting conditions, which helps reduce the effects of camera shake (blurring.) While noise levels are very noticeable at ISO 400 and 800, I still feel the usefulness of being able to capture images when you just can’t use the flash is much more important. Sure you don’t want to make large prints with these images, but your typical 4×6′s will still be usable.”

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