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Canon PowerShot A560

Ralf Jurrien
PMA 2010 Report
Thursday 22nd, February 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

Canon announces the launch of the PowerShot A560 IS, a 7.1 Megapixel addition to Canon’s PowerShot A-Series range of affordable, family friendly cameras. The PowerShot camera is powered by DIGIC III, which introduces Face Detection Technology, automatic Red-Eye Correction in Playback and ISO 1600 to the PowerShot A-Series for the first time. The PowerShot A560, a direct replacement for the popular PowerShot A540, features a full set of automatic functions for intuitive ease of use. Including three popular scene modes and 14 shooting modes. The Canon A560 further features a 2.5” LCD screen, making it easier to frame tricky shots or share image playback with friends.

Canon PowerShot A560

Canon PowerShot A560 digital camera
“The PowerShot A570 IS brings the leading Canon technologies powered by DIGIC III within the reach of all consumers,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “This new advanced PowerShot camera has features with the potential to vastly improve the quality of everyday photography.”

Canon PowerShot A560 - Features
• 7.1 MP CCD image sensor
• 4x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 35–140mm f/2.6 W–f/5.5 T)
• DIGIC III image processor and iSAPS
• Face Detection AF/AE/FE
• ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto
• Popular Special Scene modes on Mode dial
• 2.5” LCD screen with optical viewfinder
• PictBridge and Print/Share button

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Canon PowerShot A560 - Digic III image processor
The PowerShot A560 features Canon’s own DIGIC III image processor. This smart, efficient processor enables features such as Face Detection AF/AE/FE and advanced Noise Reduction Technology. The improved Face Detection system uses new algorithms to detect faces further from the camera than ever before. Detecting up to nine faces, Face Detection AF/AE determines if a face is the main subject of the scene and sets the appropriate focus and exposure, if the flash is activated Face Detection FE sets the flash level so that the face is correctly exposed. The system also enables easy Red-Eye Correction in Playback, automatically detecting and removing unsightly red eye to leave a natural looking portrait without the need for a PC or editing software.

Canon A560 - High ISO & Noise Reduction technology
DIGIC III with advanced Noise Reduction Technology makes possible the use of High sensitivity ISO 1600 - another first for the PowerShot A-Series. High ISO speeds are useful for capturing scenes in low light conditions without risking the loss of the scene’s ambiance by using a flash. High ISO Auto prioritises higher ISO settings to enable the use of faster shutter speeds - reducing the risk of blurred images in dark or fast-moving scenes.

Canon PowerShot A560

Canon PowerShot A-560 - 7.1 Megapixel sensor
DIGIC III is complemented by a range of technologies that ensure high quality photography with minimal effort. 4x optical zoom lenses incorporate Canon precision optics to get the best results from the 7.1 Megapixel sensor. The Canon A560 further features a 2.5” LCD screen, making it easier to frame tricky shots or share image playback with friends.

Canon PowerShot A560 - Scene & Shooting modes
To aid quick and easy access three popular scene modes – Kids and Pets, Indoor and Night Snapshot – have been moved to the Mode dial. The PowerShot A570 has 14 shooting modes to cover many shooting situations, including Beach, Snow and Fireworks scene modes.

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