At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Size Supported AA
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Life 90 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 6.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor Type CCD
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 1118B001
UPC Code 013803062861
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot A540 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model A540
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 2816 x 1584
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 2.00
Memory
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot A540 Digital Camera
  • 2 x AA-size Alkaline Battery
  • MultiMediaCard MMC-16M
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300
Network & Communication
GPS No
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.5"
Width 3.6"
Depth 1.7"
Weight (Approximate) 6.35 oz
Video
Video Formats AVI
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Optical
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Superior
Color Very Good
Sharpness Poor
Distortion Good
Performance
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 57.9
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 67.7
Number of Shots 191.0
Battery Life (minutes) 105.25
Image Quality Score Good
Image Quality, Distortion 58.0
Image Quality, Exposure 64.8
Battery Life Score Poor
Image Quality, Sharpness 33.2
Number of Batteries 2
Image Quality, Overall 62.9
Image Quality, Color 66.5

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