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
UPC Code 013803062861
Manufacturer Part Number 1118B001
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, Sharpness 33.2
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 57.9
Image Quality, Color 66.5
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 67.7
Battery Life (minutes) 105.25
Image Quality, Exposure 64.8
Number of Shots 191.0
Image Quality, Distortion 58.0
Battery Life Score Poor
Image Quality, Overall 62.9
Number of Batteries 2
Image Quality Score Good

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