At A Glance
Low-priced model offers many manual controls, a generous 4X zoom, and a wide-screen mode. But battery life was unimpressive.
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.