PopPhoto’s Bill Schiffner has reviewed the Canon PowerShot A540, a 6.0 megapixels (CCD sensor) point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 4x Optical Zoom lens (35-140mm equivalent) and a 2.5″ LCD screen.
“Like other models in the PowerShot line, the A540 is still very ergonomic, but it is a bit boxier than other models in its class. While it is small enough to fit in a coat pocket, it’s still large enough to offer a comfortable fit in your hands. The larger handgrip makes the option of one-handed shooting easy, although we recommend using both hands when shooting for steadier images. The intuitive menus are very easy to navigate and allow for quick changes to camera settings via the Function menu. As with most models in the Canon A-series, the controls are well placed throughout the body — all within the reach of either your thumb or index finger.”